• 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.

    Cost:

    View current tuition rates.

    Scholarships:

    Hamline offers learning partner scholarships to DPA students by partnering with cities, counties, and organizations to offer discounts to their employees.

    Alumni Discount:

    Alumni of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs receive a 10% discount when they enroll in the DPA program.

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

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