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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 (373 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 (373 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 (448 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

A 16-credit graduate certificate in Communication Education (GC-CE) designed for individuals who hold a master's degree in a different discipline and are seeking to expand their training to teach communication courses at a community or techinical college. [PDF] Program Details (288 KiB)


Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication

A 12-credit graduate certificate in Professional Communication (GC-PC) designed for a professional seeking to improve communication abilities through graduate coursework. [PDF] Program Details (287 KiB)


More information?

please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Christopher Brown at