Minnesota State University

Minnesota State University Admissions and School Information

Minnesota State University - Mankato's main campus is located in Mankato, MN, a second campus is also offered in Edina. The university has bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in arts, humanities, business, engineering, behavior sciences and nursing.

Minnesota State University- Mankato Info

Minnesota State University - Mankato began as a normal school in 1868. In 1939, the university awarded its first 4-year degrees.

Today, the Minnesota State University--Mankato serves over 14,500 students including international students. The universities secondary location in Edina, near Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, features courses in 20 fields of study, including graduate degree programs in nursing, business and educational leadership. Additionally, this university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, a system which includes the Minnesota State University - Moorhead.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Minnesota State University - Mankato admission is open to first-time freshmen, transfer, graduate and international students. Undergraduates must submit applications along with non-refundable application fees. Transcripts and ACT scores are required. Students planning to live on-campus must submit housing applications with prepayment.

Colleges and Schools at Minnesota State University - Mankato

College of Allied Health and Nursing

Minnesota State Mankato's College of Allied Health and Nursing offers over 2,600 students fields of study in areas such as dental hygiene; family consumer science; health science; human performance; recreation, parks and leisure; speech, hearing, and rehabilitation; and nursing. Bachelor's and master's degree programs are offered in most fields of study, and a collaborative doctoral program is available in nursing. Students can also find pre-professional programs including pre-physical therapy and pre-occupational therapy.

College of Arts and Humanities

Undergraduate students in this college study arts, humanities, communication, theatre and dance, modern languages, music, open studies, philosophy and liberal arts. Grad students can earn Master of Music degrees, Master of Fine Arts degrees and Master of Arts degrees in Art. Interdisciplinary degrees are offered in modern languages in conjunction with the College of Education for a master's degree in teaching world languages.

College of Business

At the College of Business at the Minnesota State University - Mankato, students can major in finance, management, accounting, marketing and international business. Undergrads in business programs spend their first two years building fundamentals and creating plans of study; in the third year students can enter the college and declare majors. Students are required to purchase specialty laptops with business applications.

College of Education

Minnesota State Mankato's oldest college, the College of Education provides nearly 1,700 students majors in teaching, counseling, educational leadership and specialty fields. Graduate students can find certification, master's, and doctoral degree programs in counseling and educational leadership. The College of Education's specialty fields include undergraduate programs in aviation and military science, as well a cross disciplinary graduate degree program for educators.

College of Extended Learning

The College of Extended Learning provides off-campus and online courses for undergraduate and graduate credits. The off-campus academic programs are offered in Owatonna, St. Peter, New Ulm, Lake Crystal and Edina. The college also oversees continuing and professional education along with postsecondary education.

College of Graduate Studies and Research

The College of Graduate Studies and Research houses the master's and doctoral students attending the colleges throughout the university. The college enrolls 1,700 graduate students in over 70 graduate programs.

College of Science, Engineering and Technology

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology has majors such as astronomy, biology, civil engineering, computer science, food science, mathematics, physics, information systems and zoology. Graduate students can earn Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees. Students are also provided with research opportunities through four applied research centers; offering research in areas such as prototyping, space image processing and alternative fuels.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

College of Social and Behavior Sciences students (approximately 2,000 of them) are enrolled in degree programs in areas such as economics, gender and women's studies, geography, gerontology, history, anthropology, political science and law enforcement, psychology and social work. The gender and women's studies program is one of the first such programs to be offered in the United States. Students within the college are able to participate in service learning, community outreach programs and internships.

Contact Information

  • Address: 228 Wiecking Ctr, Mankato, MN 56001
  • Phone Number: 507-389-1866