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
Affordable tuition from a prestigious, private, nonprofit university makes your master’s a great investment in your career.
Your education could become even more affordable. Find out if you are eligible for one of several scholarships or tuition discounts.
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
Please see the course requirements listed in the academic bulletin.
Businesses need leaders who can make data-driven decisions. With a concentration in business analytics, you’ll gain the knowledge of statistics and data collection needed to make these decisions, as well as the communication and visualization skills to advocate for data-informed business practices.
Choose any three courses offered as part of the Master of Science in Business Analytics degree.
Leadership and Change Management
The ability to lead organizations through times of change is a highly sought-after skill set. With Hamline’s leadership and change concentration, you’ll develop your own negotiation, conflict management, and project management skills while learning how to enhance the performance of others and facilitate constructive engagement leading to sustainable change.
Choose three courses from the following:
- MBA 8012 Perspectives on Conflict & Change
- MBA 8011 Leading through Change
- MBA 8010 Negotiation
- MBA 8060 Project Management
- MBA 8098: Special Topics Leadership Courses
- MNM 8110: Governance & Planning in Nonprofit Organizations
Choose three courses from the following:
- MNM 8110 Governance & Planning in Nonprofit Organizations
- MNM 8030 Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations
- MNM 8035 Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
- MNM Special Topics
This option is for students who are motivated to study a topic relevant to their degree program in depth. Customized concentrations require 12 credits of graduate elective coursework and may be comprised of graduate courses at Hamline University and approved transfer courses. Sample concentration options might include marketing, finance, or business communications. Students who want to pursue option should contact the School of Business graduate programs director for an application form.
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."
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