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International Graduate Admission

Discover your home away from home

We’re confident you’ll find a sense of belonging at Hamline University. Our community knows how vital it is to be connected and supported, and we’re eager to embrace our international graduate students with that same spirit.

Our diverse student body represents more than 850 graduate students from 39 states and 40 countries. We offer 12 master’s degrees and two doctorate degrees with opportunities to participate in internships, field research, service learning, and apprentice programs. 

As Minnesota’s first university, we have been leading the charge since 1854. Now, we want you to join our mission and continue representing our values of justice, leadership, and service on a global scale.

Our goal at Hamline is to transform students of all backgrounds into the leaders they were born to be. If you're interested in taking the next step and have questions for us, get in touch with us at gradprog@hamline.edu.

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School of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM), 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 programs

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Hamline student Creative writing programs

Creative writing programs

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

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Graduate legal 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

Discover what Hamline has to offer

Do you want to take your education and professional career to new heights? As a prospective international graduate student, Hamline offers exceptional resources and access to top-notch faculty who are eager to see you succeed in your program. Beyond campus, a vibrant city awaits with opportunities to connect and make friends with other students.

In the classroom and beyond: What to expect

As a graduate student, you’ll learn from top-ranked professors who are active in their fields, engage in service learning, and have opportunities to participate in the Hamline academic experience. Outside the classroom, you’ll hone your skills through advanced research and internships, receive helpful advice from our career counselors, and build on your social and leadership skills through student activities.

On- and off-campus life

Life on and off campus is filled with opportunity, community, culture, and entertainment. At Hamline, you can choose from a variety of housing options (residence halls, apartments, university-owned houses) and take advantage of our cost-saving meal plans. In between classes, you can take a break at one of the many coffee shops, cafes, and convenience stores dotted along our campus grounds. International graduate students can also participate in all events related to student organizations and athletics.

If city life thrills you, Hamline is nestled in the heart of the vibrant Twin Cities. You'll find yourself surrounded by countless city parks, delectable restaurants, museums, sports centers, theaters, Fortune 500 companies, and outdoor recreation. 

For international students who want to find peers with similar backgrounds, we have the Hamline International Graduate Student Association (HIGSA), which serves to support and foster international and intercultural awareness within the Hamline graduate community. The association offers off-campus networking events, employment workshops, and other events.

Invest in your future

All master’s degree-seeking students are eligible for Hamline’s learning partnership discount and service scholarships. We also offer summer financial aid and work-study options.

Visits and admission events

We welcome all prospective international graduate students to sign up for an information session to learn more about our programs and speak to our admission counselors for questions. If visiting our campus in person isn’t possible, we provide virtual opportunities to connect.