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  • School of Business Admission Requirements

    View specific information for the following programs:


    A complete application for admission to degree programs at the Hamline School of Business includes the following items.

    Completed Application

    Complete the following online application to get started.

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    Personal Statement

    A one- to two-page personal statement, typewritten and double-spaced, detailing: (1) why you have chosen Hamline University, (2) how the degree program will help you meet your career goals, and (3) which concentrations or policy areas are of interest to you and why.

    Professional Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

    A professional résumé including a chronological list of your employers, positions held, and job responsibilities.

    Official Transcripts From All Undergraduate and Graduate Work

    Official sealed transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university should be sent directly from the institution to the Hamline University Office of Graduate Admission. (Personal copies are not accepted. You do not need to supply transcripts for courses taken at Hamline University.)

    We require that all international applicants submit an official course-by-course evaluation from an expert Academic Credential Evaluator (www.naces.org). Students are responsible to cover all fees of such evaluation as well as to make their own arrangements with the Credential Evaluation Company to send their documents directly to Hamline University.

    Letters of Recommendation

    Three letters of recommendations, written by people familiar with your academic and/or professional history, detailing your specific qualifications to pursue advanced study, and sent directly to the Hamline University Office of Graduate Admission. (Letters from family members are unacceptable.)

    If your letters of recommendation are in a language other than English, please send the original letters and certified English translations.

    Writing Sample

    A sample of your academic or work-related writing, typewritten, at least three pages in length, written in the last two years, and written solely by you.

    Priority Deadlines

    All application materials listed here need to be submitted prior to the following dates for priority admission:

    • Fall Term - Submit completed application file by June 1
    • Spring Term - Submit completed application file by November 1
    • Summer Term - Submit completed application file by March 1

    The Office of Graduate Admission will continue to accept and consider applications for admission up until the start of the program, but admission is based on available space. 

    Additional Requirements for International Applicants

    In addition to the above requirements, international applicants must:

    • Provide documentation of English Proficiency - International applicants whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of written and oral proficiency in English. The minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score for admission to the Hamline University School of Business 80 (Internet-based test). Official TOEFL scores must be sent from the Educational Testing Service directly to Hamline University (code 6265). (Results mailed to the applicant are not accepted.) Applicants who completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at a university in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., or Australia are exempt from this requirement.
    • Provide Proof of Financial Support  International applicants must demonstrate their ability to pay tuition and personal expenses with documentary evidence (bank statements or other financial support documentation). This financial information is not used in the admission process. However, it is required to apply for a visa.
    • Pay a $100 application fee. The application fee is accepted in the form of a bank draft (payable to Hamline University).

    All application materials listed here need to be submitted no later than 3 months prior to the start of term:

    • Fall Term - Submit completed application file by June 1
    • Spring Term - Submit completed application file by October 1
    • Summer Term - Submit completed application file by February 1

    For other relevant information, please visit the Office of International Off Campus Programs (IOCP).

    Application materials should be sent to:

    Office of Graduate Admission, MS-A1710
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284


    If you have questions you may contact the Hamline University Office of Graduate Admissions at 651-523-2900 or gradprog@hamline.edu.