Graduate Admission Process
Set and exceed your expectations at Hamline
As Minnesota’s first university, Hamline has been leading the way since 1854. Now it’s your turn: Discover how Hamline University can help you take the lead with a graduate experience like no other.
We offer programs in business and management, education, public administration, creative writing, legal studies, and forensic science. And there's more, with professional development and continuing education available with our graduate certificates. We offer doctorates in education or management and public service. With our small class sizes, our intimate learning environment easily reaches our students and helps them confidently take on their professional aspirations.
Our goal at Hamline is to stretch the intellectual potential of our graduate students and help them become consequential leaders in their fields. If you're interested in taking the next step, don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
Please see our International Graduate Admission page for information specifically for you.
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Start your Hamline graduate admissions process
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Get started with your graduate application to Hamline using our handy application checklist.
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Experience Hamline for yourself. Connect with the admission team and our graduate program faculty.
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School of Business
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Management and Leadership (MML), Master of Public Administration (MPA), and more
School of Education and Leadership
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), initial teaching licensure, and other education graduate degrees and certificates
Creative writing programs
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA) and Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults (MFAC)
Legal studies programs
Master in the Study of Law (MSL) and Paralegal Certificate
Continuing education and professional development
Business and Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, Forensic Science, and Paralegal Certificates, as well as other continuing education opportunities
Get to know Hamline on a higher level
Are you ready to take your education and professional career even higher? As a prospective graduate student, you have access to top-of-the-line faculty and resources that will help you gain experience in the program of your choice. At Hamline, you carve out your own path, and we provide the tools.
Take advantage of our academic resources, and more
We want our graduate students to expect the best out of a Hamline education, and we’re ready to provide you with the right tools so you can take the lead in your career. As a liberal arts institution, we provide access to a wide range of master's degrees, licensure programs, doctoral programs, and graduate certificates. Our faculty consists of top-ranked professors, many of whom are working professionals in their field. At Hamline, we encourage you to find your passions and discover new ones.
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Graduate admissions events and visit options
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I cannot say enough good things about Hamline. I learned to leverage so many strategies on how to make people feel empowered, how to drive change, and how to drive business. My MBA took me from feeling almost trapped to feeling absolutely limitless."