• PhD Admission Requirements

    How to apply for the PhD

    Application deadline: April 1, 2023 for fall 2023 cohort start.

    To apply for the PhD in Management and Public Service, please submit the following:

    • An online application (no fee for US residents). 
    • A professional résumé or curriculum vitae. 
    • A three- to five-page personal statement addressing the following questions: 
      • What are some of the leadership or sector challenges that you have been grappling with or feel will be an increasing trend moving forward? 
      • What role(s) do―or might―the public, private, and nonprofit sectors play in addressing these challenges? 
      • How do you think the PhD in Management and Public Service will enhance your ability to deal with the issue(s) you discussed above as well as help you build your leadership skills and network?  
    • Official master’s degree transcript or transcript showing 36 credits completed towards a master degree program with 3.0 minimum GPA and a bachelor’s degree transcript from a regionally accredited university. This should be sent directly from the institution to Graduate Admission or provided in a sealed, signed envelope. Official electronic copies should be emailed to gradprog@hamline.edu.
    • Three recommendation forms detailing your qualifications to pursue advanced study written by people unrelated to you who are familiar with your academic and/or professional history. These forms will be sent to recommenders you identify as part of your online application.

    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