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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Preparation in Communication Disorders entails both undergraduate and graduate coursework and clinical practicum experiences.

 Our program provides itself on hands on learning with faculty who are clinically engaged and active in applied research. To learn more about our department goals read our strategic plan.

Program Information



Graduate Program

Master of Science Degree

  • The Master's (MS) education program in speech-language pathology at Minnesota State University Mankato is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
  • Meets or exceeds the speech-language pathology requirement for Minnesota Department of Education teacher licensure and Department of Health licensure in Minnesota.
  • Begins fall semester each academic year
  • Students who have a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and/or Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences from our program or other like programs will transistion easily into the Master's program 
  • Students with a Bachelor's degree in a discipline other than Communication Disorders can expect to take an additional year of study prior to enrolling in the graduate program.

 Questions about the graduate program should be directed to our Graduate Studies Coordinator, Bruce Poburka (

Documents for reference and for current students



Undergraduate Program

For students considering a major - follow these steps:

1. Watch this video about a career in Speech/Language Pathology or Audiology



2. Download and review the [PDF] Program of Study (2 MiB) packet.

3. Email Carol Reedstrom ( to set up a meeting for advising.

For students considering a minor:

1. Review the  [PDF] Program of Study (2 MiB) packet.

2. You may request an advisor by emailing Carol Reedstrom ( (please note, advising is optional for students who are pursuing a minor).