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Graduate Admission

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 master's degrees in business and management, education, public administration, creative writing, and legal studies. And there's more, with professional development and continuing education available with our graduate certificates in over 15 areas. 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 take on their professional aspirations with confidence.

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 gradprog@hamline.edu if you need assistance.

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Get started with your graduate application to Hamline using our handy application checklist.

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Attend an info session

Experience Hamline for yourself. Connect with the admission team and our graduate program faculty.

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Graduate program finder

With more than 12 areas of study to obtain your master’s degree, you’ll be able to pursue—or discover—your true passions.

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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

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School of Education and Leadership

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), initial teaching licensure, and other education graduate degrees and certificates 

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Creative writing programs

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA) and Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults (MFAC)

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Legal studies programs

Master in the Study of Law (MSL) and Paralegal Certificate 

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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.

Invest in your future

We recognize the important role that scholarships serve in helping graduate students finance their education. All master’s-degree-seeking students are eligible for our learning partnership discount and our service scholarships.

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Graduate financial aid

Explore all the ways Hamline helps, from scholarships to grants to loans.

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Current tuition rates

Quickly estimate your college costs and scholarship award amounts.

Visit and admission events

We welcome all prospective graduate students to see Hamline for themselves by visiting our campus and exploring our classroom and research facilities. Graduate admission counselors are happy to conduct individual visits and host Information Sessions. Virtual visits are also available via phone or video call.

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Virtual visit

Schedule a one-on-one chat with Hamline, all from the comfort of your home.

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Virtual info sessions

Choose the program you're interested in and RSVP for an upcoming information session.

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Virtual campus tour

Can’t make it to campus? Discover Hamline from wherever you are with our virtual tour.

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."

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Start your application

No matter what kind of student you are, you’ll find everything you need to get started with your application.

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It’s easy to get the information you’re looking for. Tell us about yourself and we’ll share all about Hamline.

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Schedule a visit

From on-campus tours to virtual meetings and events, you’re invited to discover what makes Hamline special.

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