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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Application Procedures

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Applicants must submit the following information to the College of Graduate Studies: a completed Application for Graduate Studies, verification of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, all college transcripts in duplicate, and information required of international students if appropriate. The GRE is not required. Upon receipt of the above information, the applicant's file will be forwarded to the Department of Sociology and Corrections for an admission recommendation.

The applicant must also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Department of Sociology and Corrections. Applicants are required to send a curriculum vitae or resume and a statement explaining why they want to earn this Master's degree directly to the department. Lastly, the department requires a writing sample.  These documents should be sent in hard copy format to the Graduate Coordinator at the departmental address below.  The Department recommends that applicants who do not meet all of the admission criteria include a letter addressing the deficiencies. Admissions are made each semester.

Applications for admissions are at:

College of Graduate Studies
Minnesota State University, Mankato
115 Alumni Foundation Center
Mankato, MN 56001
WebsiteOffice of Graduate Studies

Forms for letters of recommendation are available at:

[DOC] Letter of Recommendation Form (25 KiB) (32KB DOC)

Department of Sociology and Corrections
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Armstrong Hall 113
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 389-1561