DPA Admission Applications for the Doctorate in Public Administration program must be received before the April 1, 2011 deadline to ensure consideration for the Fall 2011 cohort. The School of Business accepts both online applications and paper applications. Cohorts in the Doctorate in Public Administration program are formed every two years and start in the fall term. Information Sessions To learn more about the program, attend an upcoming information session.Application Checklist Review the application checklist before completing your application. Note that official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and supplemental materials for international students must be sent separately to the Office of Graduate Admission. Apply Now Questions If you have questions or experience trouble completing the online application, contact the Hamline University Office of Graduate Admissions at 651-523-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.