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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Graduate Degrees & Certificates

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Overview of Programs in Communication Studies

Coursework for each program detailed in the Graduate Bulletin

Master of Arts

The MA programs offers students the flexibility to advance into a professional career or into a Ph.D. program. Most graduate students in our department seek this degree. [PDF] Program Details (554 KiB)


Master of Science

The MS degree is typically sought by students interested in gaining knowledge directly applicable to a specific career path. Students usually plan a career in an industry upon graduation. [PDF] Program Details (487 KiB)


Master of Fine Arts - Forensics

The MFA is sought by students interested in the study of forensics. Forensics is an co-curricular program offered at many high schools and universities. Students interested in the MFA typically want to pursue teaching/coaching positions in an academic environment or want to pursue professional careers involving public speaking, training and development, or public service skills. [PDF] Program Details (596 KiB)


Master of Science in Communication & Composition

A multi-disciplinary program designed for individuals with an interest in teaching communication AND composition at community and technical colleges. Program Details


Graduate Certificate in Communication Education

An 18-credit online graduate certificate in Communication Education (GC-CE) designed for individuals who hold a post-secondary degree in a different discipline and are seeking to expand their education to teach communication courses at a community or technical college. Some courses may  be available on-campus. [PDF] Program Details (495 KiB)


please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. ´╗┐Deepa ´╗┐Oommen at