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More than 1,800 degrees awarded at end of fall semester

Commencement ceremonies were held Dec. 9 in Taylor Center.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 12-5-2017

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Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato awarded 1,817 degrees at the end of the fall semester, holding commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, Dec. 9 in Taylor Center’s Bresnan Arena on the Minnesota State Mankato campus.

Graduates of the College of Arts & Humanities, College of Business and College of Science, Engineering and Technology participated in a 9 a.m. ceremony, and graduates of the College of Allied Health and Nursing, College of Education and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences participated in a noon ceremony.

Viewers anywhere were able to access live streamed and recorded video of each commencement ceremony on MavTUBE at

For the first time, Microsoft’s real-time transcription and translation services through Skype Meeting Broadcast were used to provide real time closed-captioning in Swahili, Arabic, French, Hindi, Hmong Daw, Spanish and English. Instructions for accessing the services are posted online at

Candidates for graduate degrees graduated with the college of their affiliation.

Graduate-level doctoral degrees presented included two doctor of education degrees, one doctor of nursing practice and one doctor of psychology degree.

Graduate-level master’s degrees presented included six master of accounting degrees, 32 master of arts degrees, eight master of fine arts degrees, 16 master of arts in teaching degrees, five master of business administration degrees, seven master of public administration degrees, 217 master of science degrees, 14 master of science in nursing degrees, 27 master of social work degrees and 43 specialist in educational leadership degrees.

Awarded at the undergraduate level were 60 bachelor of arts degrees, 27 bachelor of fine arts degrees, one bachelor of athletic training degree, 1,235 bachelor of science degrees, 18 bachelor of science in general engineering degrees, three bachelor of science in civil engineering degrees, two bachelor of science in computer engineering degrees, nine bachelor of science in electrical engineering degrees, one bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degree, 34 bachelor of science in social work degrees and 38 associate of arts degrees.

Undergraduate students receiving recognition included 75 students graduating summa cum laude (3.8 grade point average and higher), 186 students graduating magna cum laude and 172 students graduating cum laude.

More information about the Minnesota State Mankato December commencement is at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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