Experiential Education

Minnesota State University Mankato

12 months
411 USD/credit
411 USD/credit
411 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Experiential Education graduate program at Minnesota State, Mankato, offers something beyond your traditional graduate education. 


Course description 

We prepare professionals for effectively and ethically leading, teaching, and facilitating experiential learning for ALL learners - all ages, all abilities, all cultures, all identities.  Whether your interest is outdoor or adventure programming, K12 education, higher education, corporate training, or something else, this program can fulfill your needs.

In theory courses with passionate Experiential Education faculty, you'll engage in active learning, peer-to-peer interactive seminar approaches, small group collaboration, and project-based learning.  Your coursework will be complemented with meaningful independent learning opportunities for applying experiential learning principles through direct experiences.

Our graduates serve among the nation's leaders in experiential education as program owners and/or operators, public school and university faculty and staff, and leaders in various non-profit or privately-operated experiential education programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experience and Nature

  • Reflection & Processing for Experiential Learning

  • Experiential Learning and Educational Reform

  • Controversial Issues in Experiential Education

  • Teaching Methods in Experiential Learning

  • Adult Learning Theory

  • Ethics & Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submission of an online application and fee
  • Submission of an immunization record
  • Submission of official transcripts verifying your undergraduate degree from an accredited university. 
  • Submission of a personal statement (500 words) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    411 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 411 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    411 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 411 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    411 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 411 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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