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    Dual and Joint Degree Programs

    Hamline's dual degree programs will put you to work, gaining hands-on training across sectors and endowing you with the skills and experiences employers want. 

    Students can complete two graduate degrees in 18 courses (72 credits)—fewer than the 24 courses (96 credits) required to complete the degrees separately. The programs were designed for working professionals with evening classes and flexible scheduling.

    Why a Dual Degree?

    • Complex issues of today require a multi-sector approach, with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private companies all playing critical roles. 
    • Developing skills and knowledge in other sectors can improve performance in their chosen sector and increase opportunities for cross-sector partnerships. 
    • Paul Light of the Brookings Institution calls it  "The New Public Service" – professionals today are "deeply committed to making a difference," but unlikely to stay in one sector throughout their careers.

    More Information

    Contact the graduate admission office at 651-523-2900 or gradprog@hamline.edu.

  • Joint Degree Programs with Law

    In collaboration with the School of Law, the School of Business offers law students the opportunity to earn two degrees which combine law with public administration, business administration, or nonprofit management.

    Three joint degrees are offered:

    • Law & Public Administration (JD/MPA)
    • Law & Business Administration (JD/MBA)
    • Law & Nonprofit Management (JD/MNM)

    Hamline University law students who have completed one year of study at the School of Law and who have grade point average of 2.5 or higher are eligible to apply for a joint degree program.

    For more information on joint degrees, contact the School of Business at 651-523-2284 or hsb@hamline.edu or you may contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 651-523-2900 or gradprog@hamline.edu.