• Applying to Master's Degree Programs

    All candidates must have a bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited college or university to be considered for admission.

    How To Apply

    Applicants must submit the following materials, PLUS any additional materials listed below:

    • Completed online application.
    • Written essay -- see requirements for each program below.
    • Official undergraduate degree transcript sent directly from the institution to Graduate Admission or in a sealed, signed envelope. You do not need to supply transcripts for courses taken at Hamline University.
    • Two letters of recommendation. Letters must be sent directly to Graduate Admission from the persons writing the recommendations.
    • All international applicants must pay a $100 application fee. The application fee is accepted in the form of a bank draft (payable to Hamline University).

    Send application materials to:
    Graduate Admission
    Hamline University MS-A1710
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284

    State Eligibility (Online Program Only)

    If you are applying to the MAED, MAED-NSEE, or MAESL online programs, please confirm that you reside in a state where Hamline University is authorized to provide online education. (Eligibility by state)

    Additional materials: MAT

    Written essay: Please submit a 1-2 page, double spaced essay discussing why you have decided to pursue public school teaching licensure. Please include your experience (volunteer or paid) in working with children.

    Additional materials: MAED

    Written essay: The Admission Committee uses this essay to learn about your plans for the Master of Arts in Education program and your ability to think and write. Please answer the following questions:

    • Why have you decided to pursue graduate study?
    • How will the MAEd meet your personal and/or professional goals?
    • What outcomes do you expect as a result of the MAEd program at Hamline University?

    Additional materials: MAED-NSEE

    • Written essay: Please submit a 500-word essay that describes your personal and professional philosophy of environmental education.
    • Résumé
    • Any supplemental materials you wish the admission committee to consider.

    Additional materials: MAESL

    Written essay: Submit an academic paper dealing with a second language issue that shows that you can:

    • synthesize information from several sources; or
    • apply information from academic or research articles to your teaching or personal experience.

    Your paper may be one you have written for a class, but we suggest that you make revisions before you submit it. The paper must be your work alone; it can not be a group project.

    MAESL students must have at least two years of high school or one year of college foreign language, or the equivalent. Foreign language study must be documented.

    Nonnative speakers of English requirements:

    • Passing scores on the PPST test (Minnesota standards); or
    • A TOEFL score of: 107 for internet-based, 253 for computer-based, 625 for paper-based; or 
    • A score of 7.5-8 on the IELTS

    Additional materials: MALED

    Written essay: The Admission Committee uses this essay to learn about your plans for the Master of Arts in Literacy Education program and your ability to think and write. Please answer the following questions:

    • Why do you want to pursue the Master of Arts in Literacy Education?
    • How will the MALED meet your personal and/or professional goals?
    • What outcomes do you expect will result from participation in the MALED at Hamline University?