• Master of Arts in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education

    Why Hamline's MAEd: Natural Science and Environmental Education Degree?

    Commitment is the hallmark of environmental educators—commitment to responsible stewardship of the planet and engaging those around us to do the same. As the only program in the region serving formal and nonformal educators, our graduates include naturalists, museum directors, zoo administrators, technical innovators, classroom teachers, and environmental nonprofit leaders.

    With a MAEd:NSEE from Hamline, you will:

    • Become a stronger, more empowered environmental leader.
    • Affirm, clarify, and build upon your commitment to the environment.
    • Deepen your knowledge with engaging content and innovative ideas.
    • Enhance your skills as well as your resume with field-based research experiences.

    Program Overview

    Time to Complete:
    18 to 24 months

    Program Begins:
    September and June

    Flexible Structure:
    Online, face-to-face (or an individualized accommodation)

    35 semester credits (23 required, 12 elective)


    • View current tuition rates (elective credits may be taken at the lower Certificate or Continuing Studies rate)

    • Hamline undergraduate alumni receive a 10% discount on tuition


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  • State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    State Eligibility

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, is required to obtain authorization from individual states to enroll students residing outside of Minnesota. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.  

    Complaint Process

    Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.

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    Meet a Student

    Carmen Higueros believes she’s making a difference in her students’ lives, she said, thanks in part to the education she’s receiving at Hamline.

  • Meet an MAT Graduate who made a career change

    MAT Program

    Meet Michael Deppe, a graduate of Hamline's MAT program who made a mid-career switch.