Mankato, MN

School Details

Founded in 1868 as Mankato Normal School, the school became Mankato State Teachers College in 1921, Mankato State College in 1957 and Mankato State University in 1975. In 1998, it took the name that stands today—Minnesota State University, Mankato. The first graduates earned one- or two-year degrees to become teachers, but the university has been granting four-year degrees in a growing number of disciplines since 1927. The first master’s degrees were awarded in 1954, and the first doctorate was conferred in 2009.

Minnesota State University Mankato offers online bachelor completion, graduate degrees and certificate programs in a variety of disciplines. 

Accreditation & Licensing

Minnesota State University-Mankato is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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Art & Liberal Arts

Certificate in Technical Communication Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication Master of Arts in English Master of Arts in English / Technical Communication


Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Applied Leadership Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication Master of Accounting Master of Business Administration Master of Fine Arts in Forensics & Communication Master of Science in Communication Studies Master of Science in Sport Management Undergraduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

Computer Science & IT

Professional Science Master in Information Security & Risk Management


Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate in Culturally Responsive Teaching Graduate Certificate in Data Informed Decision Making to Improve Student Learning Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities Graduate Certificate in Digital Educator Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology in the Classroom Graduate Certificate in Emotional & Behavioral Disorders Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology & Design Graduate Certificate in Learning Communities & Leadership Graduate Certificate in Learning Disabilities Graduate Certificate in Technologist Master of Science in Autism Spectrum Disorders Master of Science in Early Childhood Special Education Master of Science in Educational Technology Master of Science in Elementary Education Master of Science in Learning Disabilities Master of Science in Reading Master of Science in School Library & Information Studies Master of Science in Special Education / Developmental Disabilities Master of Science in Special Education / Emotional & Behavioral Disturbances Master of Science in Teaching and Learning


Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)