• Apply to the DPA: Doctorate of Public Administration

    Application Deadline

    Applications for the Doctorate of Public Administration must be received before April 1, 2019, to ensure consideration for admission to the fall 2019 cohort.

    Application Process

    To apply for the Doctorate of Public Administration, please submit the following:

    • Online application (no fee for U.S. residents).
    • A professional résumé or curriculum vitae.
    • A two-page personal statement detailing why you’ve chosen to apply to Hamline University, how the DPA will help you meet your career goals, what policy areas interest you, and why.
    • Official master’s degree transcript (you must have 36 credits in a master’s program to apply) with 3.0 minimum GPA and a bachelor’s degree transcript from an accredited university. Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to the Graduate Admission office or provided in a sealed, signed envelope. You do not need to supply transcripts for courses taken at Hamline University.
    • Three letters of recommendation detailing your qualifications to pursue advanced study written by people who are familiar with your academic and/or professional history.
    • A sample of your academic or work-related writing, at least three pages in length, written solely by you in the last two years.

    Apply Online

    Send remaining materials to:
    Office of Graduate Admission
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-A1710
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    International Applicants

    For residents outside of the United States, please view the additional requirements for applying to Hamline University.

    Additional Requirements for International Students


    If you have questions or experience trouble completing the online application, contact Graduate Admission at 651-523-2900 or gradprog@hamline.edu.