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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Register for Graduate Credits

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  1. Apply to the MSU College of Graduate Studies. We suggest you start by applying for non-degree seeking status (NDS). NDS is faster/easier and permits you to take up to 12 graduate credits without formal applying to a specific program. You may, of course, do the full application process now (or later if you decide to go beyond 12 credits). You can apply online at
  2. Select the forensic modules you wish to take for graduate credit. The currently available modules are listed at What we do is package modules together to equal the number of graduate credits you wish to earn.
    * 2 modules=1 credit
    * 3 modules=2 credits
    * 4 modules=3 credits
    The grouping of the modules is not fixed, but open to discussion/negotiation between you and our faculty. 
  3. The modules are self-paced, but if taking for graduate credit they will need to be completed within a normal academic semester (summer, fall, or spring).
  4. When you have received notice of admission to the graduate program, send the following to 
    1. Name, Tech ID, the number of graduate credits you wish to take, and the modules you wish to take
    2. All speech-debate graduate courses in the program are by-permission-only. We will enter permission for you to register for the appropriate graduate course.
    3. We will enter the permission for the selected modules and notify you when you may start the coursework. 

Note: Graduate tuition/fees are different than CEU costs. Details on graduate tuiton/fees are available at


Send questions to Dr. Dan Cronn-Mills, Program Coordinator -