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Master of Public Administration

Online, on-campus, and hybrid course formats

We know the landscape facing today’s public administrators is full of challenges and opportunities. That’s why Hamline has been an innovator in public administration education for more than 30 years. Our program takes a theory-to-practice approach so you immediately apply what you learn. Build your expertise and enrich your community while working with instructors who have years of experience in the public sector and are passionate about teaching.

Join the first program of its kind in the region and:

  • Develop your expertise so you can provide important leadership to public sector agencies and positively affect people's lives in an ever-changing landscape.
  • Expand your professional network by learning from instructors and colleagues who are actively engaged in public service. You’ll also join a network of more than 1,000 MPA alumni serving the public across the state and nation.

Choose the course format that's right for you

Whether you prefer on-campus courses, want the flexibility that online coursework offers, or want the benefits of both, Hamline offers options to meet your needs. Whichever format you prefer, you’ll be able to learn and network in the manner that works best for you.

Explore how we make your master’s degree affordable

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Affordable tuition from a prestigious, private, nonprofit university makes your master’s a great investment in your career.

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Your education could become even more affordable. Find out if you are eligible for one of several scholarships or tuition discounts.

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Financial aid

Affordability is important to you—and to us. Explore our competitive financial aid options for your master’s degree. 

Coursework that will prepare you to lead

With Hamline there was that balance, exposing you to real life through people that are working in the field day to day. It's nice to have the connections and network, and Hamline really provided that opportunity."

We’re here to help you with career planning

You don’t have to navigate your career on your own. Beginning with orientation, our career advisor will guide you in developing your own individual career plan that will best meet your professional goals.

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