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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Admission Requirements

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/rhetoric/commcomp/admission.html

Admission Requirements

In addition to completing the minimum requirements for the College of Graduate Studies and Research, students must also have a GPA of 2.75 or better in overall undergraduate studies, and a 3.0 or higher for the last two years of undergraduate work. Applicants must have at least 30 semester hours in language, literature, communication studies, or related courses, with at least 20 credits in upper division courses. The GRE is not required as part of admission material for this program. Candidates whose native language is not English must have a TOEFL score of 600 or above. In one packet, students should submit the following items: three letters of recommendations from individuals qualified to judge competencies, an application form, official undergraduate transcripts, and a statement of personal, educational, and professional goals.

Application Materials:

  • Online Application Form
  • $40.00 application fee
  • Official Baccalaureate transcripts
  • A personal statement describing relevant experience and professional goals
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • A 5-10 page academic or professional writing sample

Program Application Materials should be sent to the Graduate School. For more information, visit the College of Graduate Studies website.

Note: Individuals who have already been admitted to a Master's program in English and are working toward the degree should submit a 5-10 page academic or professional writing sample and a personal statement describing relevant experience and professional goals to the English department graduate chair, Dr. Nancy Drescher, at nancy.drescher@mnsu.edu.