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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Master of Arts Core

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/hp/graduate/core.html

Descriptions of courses listed below are available on the Graduate Bulletins page.

Required for All Graduate Students in Human Performance

  • Coursework in Research Methods and Statistics
  • And 1 of the Following Capstone Projects:
  • HP 699 – Thesis (3–4) OR
  • HP 694 – Alternate Plan Paper (APP) (1–2) OR
  • HP 696 – Manuscript (3) OR
  • HP 698 – Internship (3 or more) OR
  • HP 699 – Thesis (3–4)

Please see the checklists the Faculty in the Department of Human Performance have developed for each capstone requirement.

Click here (broken link) for the application for a Graduate Assistantship to the Department of Human Performance.

Master of Arts and Master of Science: Thesis Plan

This degree requires a minimum of 30 credits. Twenty semester credits must be in disciplines associated with Human Performance. Fifty percent (minimum) of coursework is required to be at the 600 (graduate only) level, excluding thesis credits.

The thesis must show independent thought in the recognition of a clearly defined problem and in the methods of its treatment. It must conform to an approved manual of style and be approved by the student's examining committee, advisor, and graduate dean.

Master of Arts or Master of Science: Alternate Plan Paper, Internship, or Manuscript

This degree requires a minimum of 34 credits. Twenty credits must be in the disciplines associated with Human Performance. Approval of the APP, Internship, or Manuscript must be approved by the student's graduate advisor and graduate committee. Fifty percent (minimum) of coursework is required to be at the 600 (graduate only) level, excluding alternate plan paper credits.