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    PhD in Management and Public Service

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  • You're ready to take your leadership to the next level.

    And Hamline’s PhD in Management and Public Service is newly revised and designed to help you get there.

    In a world where rapid change is commonplace, as a leader, you need the skills to think critically and act intentionally. The challenges you face frequently require cross-sector collaboration where leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors work together to build solutions.

    Hamline’s PhD is designed specifically for leaders like you, looking to build their skills, gain new knowledge, and take the practical next step to meeting the leadership needs of this century.

    • Engage in a powerful exchange of ideas with a community of your peers.

    • Expand your professional network across public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

    • Learn how to lead more effectively, and increase your ability to forge partnerships across sectors.

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    PhD in Management and Public Service Program Overview

    Balance work and school

    Courses are at Hamline's Saint Paul campus, just one evening per week.

    Get Started

    This selective program starts in the fall of 2019 and then again in 2021. Apply by April 1, 2019 to secure your enrollment.

    Time to complete

    Approximately 5 years.

  • Courses

    Earn your PhD in Management and Public Service in just 48 credits with emphasis areas including public administration, nonprofit management, and business. 

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  • Affordable Tuition

    Earn your master’s degree at a price you can afford. Learn more about tuition and fees for your PhD.

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  • On-campus learning

    We believe that the in-depth dialogue, collaboration, and research skills that you need to develop as an executive leader cannot be achieved with online learning.

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  • Financial Aid

    Discover the many options available to finance your PhD.

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  • Hear from our graduates

    Hamline has been educating public and nonprofit sector leaders for more than 20 years as part of its Doctorate of Public Administration, which is now the PhD in Management and Public Service program. Hear about what makes Hamline's program right for you.

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