• Doctorate of Public Administration

    Hamline’s Doctorate of Public Administration is a cohort-based evening program for mid- to high-level public administration and nonprofit professionals. Engage in a powerful exchange of ideas, worldviews, and cultures with a diverse learning community; grow your network; and forge key partnerships as you proceed through a first-class education.

    Why Hamline?

    With a Doctorate of Public Administration from Hamline, you’ll gain:

    • Executive-level leadership skills and knowledge with a focus on practical application to critical issues and challenges facing senior managers.
    • The ability to solve complex challenges through research that applies to your workplace.
    • Cultural competency in managing teams and working with key stakeholders.
    • An enriched view of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors through interaction with other practitioners.

    Program Overview

    Program Formats:

    Classes meet one night a week at Hamline’s Saint Paul campus.

    Program Begins:

    On-campus cohort program begins fall 2017 and again fall 2019.

    Program Content:

    Hamline’s DPA program comprises 10 courses, including six core courses and four electives, plus a comprehensive exam and dissertation research credits.

    Program Details:

    48 credits: course requirements, information, and program details


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    Hamline offers an endowed scholarship to new students in the DPA program.

    Alumni Discount:

    Hamline alumni of both undergraduate and master’s degree programs are eligible to receive a 10% tuition discount when they enroll in any School of Business master’s or doctoral program.

    Note: Hamline University and the School of Business offer several scholarship and discount opportunities to help with the cost of tuition; scholarships and discounts cannot be combined.

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Doctorate of Public Administration.

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