• International Graduate Students

    Congratulations on applying to a Hamline graduate program! Below you should find any additional application requirements that you need to fulfill as an international applicant. All materials need to be received by the Office of Graduate Admission 3 months prior to the start of the term you are applying for. Application files will not be reviewed until all the required information has been received.

    Once all application materials have been received, the file is sent to the admission committee for review and the admission decision will be rendered within approximately two weeks.

    Please send all materials to:

    Office of Graduate Admission
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue, MA-A1710
    Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104–1284 USA
    Fax: (651) 523-3058
    Email: gradprog@hamline.edu  

    Examples of documents originally issued in English which can be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission at Hamline University along with application: 

    • Official course by course transcript evaluations, in a sealed envelope from the evaluation agency.

    • Bank statements originally and officially issued in English by the Bank’s authorities;

    • Recommendation letters originally written in English;

    • Personal essay originally written in English by the student.

    Application checklist

    1. Application fee

    All international applicants must pay a $100 application fee. The application fee is accepted in the form of a bank draft (payable to Hamline University).

    Complete the online application for the School of Business, including Hamline's MBA, MNM & MPA, School of Education, or The Creative Writing Programs.

    2. Personal statement

    Write 1-2 pages (typed, double-spaced) describing your career goals and how a Masters or Doctorate degree at Hamline will help you reach them. Note: please see application for more details and additional questions which may be needed to be answered in an essay.

    3.  Resume

    For all programs except the Master’s in Education. Your resume should detail the following:

    1. Personal data

    2. Education background information

    3. A chronological list of employers, positions held, and job responsibilities

    4. Professional affiliations, honors bestowed, and publications (if applicable)

    5. List of honors, awards and/or extracurricular activities of pertinent nature (if applicable)

    6. Organizations in which you have been active (if applicable)

    7. Leadership positions you have held (if applicable).

    8. Honors and/or awards you have received, or any other qualifications that you would like us to know about

    9. Briefly describe any independent study projects, writing, or research in which you have engaged. Include titles of published works (if applicable)

    4.  transcripts of all degree and additional coursework

    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.

    5. Letters of recommendation (academic or professional)

    Recommendation letters can come from teachers, undergraduate major advisors, research advisors, work supervisors, or work colleagues. Required details are how long the recommender has known the applicant and should include the applicant’s abilities in the following areas: intellectual ability/critical thinking; ability in written communication; ability in oral expression; potential as a researcher; motivation; dedication; creativity; responsibility; ability to work in groups; leadership abilities. Check your specific program application for the required number of recommendation letters needed.

    Recommenders may send the letter in the following ways:

    • Fax: (651) 523-3058

    • Email: gradprog@hamline.edu

    • Postal Mail: Office of Graduate Admission, Hamline University, MS-A1710, 1536 Hewitt Avenue. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104, USA

    • With the application: submit the letter with your application in a sealed envelope (please have the recommender seal and sign the back of the envelope)

    6. Writing Sample

    The sample should be no more than two years old and written only by you in English. Please see your application for additional details. Requirements for this vary by program and it is not a requirement for all programs.

    7. TOEFL or IELTS test score

    A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (written exam), 80 (IBT), or 213 or above (computer-based exam) must be achieved. The exception to this is the Master of Arts in ESL which requires a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (written). A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 bands must be achieved for admission. Visit www.ets.org/toefl for more information about the TOEFL exam. Official score reports must be submitted directly to Hamline University from the Education Testing Services (TOEFL or IELTS). Our school code is 6265 for the TOEFL test. The IELTS test requires the student to provide the name and address of Hamline University (Hamline University, Office of Graduate Admission. 1536 Hewitt Avenue MS-A1710, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-1284. USA)

    Language Proficiency Scores

    All international students whose schooling was not taught in English must pass a language proficiency test. Accepted tests and pass scores are as followed:

    1. TOEFL: 550 on paper-based exam
                   213 on computer-based exam
                   80 on iBT

    2. IELTS: 6.5 or above

    3. Global Language Institute: Advanced level and faculty recommendation

    If you do not have or meet the minimum test scores, you can be admitted to Hamline University by enrolling in Global Language Institute’s (GLI) Intensive English Language Program located near Hamline University. International students must submit to GLI and Hamline University all of the required application materials and supporting documentation with the exception of required proof of English ability.

    Conditional admission is offered for students who currently do not meet the English language proficiency requirement. Academically qualified students will be admitted to Hamline University after successful completion of English language studies at Global Language Institute, located in St. Paul, near Hamline University.

    School codes

    TOEFL: 6265
    IELTS: please submit the name and address of the school

    8. Financial Support Data

    Students who will require an F-1 visa must provide documentary evidence of financial support in the amount indicated on the form I-20, per U.S. immigration regulations. Please ensure that all documents meet these requirements.

    The cost of one year at Hamline Graduate School will be reflected in your I-20 as USD $20,325 for all programs except the Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Your sponsor must show proof of that amount (or more) in order for the I-20 to be issued. The USD $20,325 amount is divided as follows per year:

                  USD $8,363 for tuition and fees per year
                  (this is the minimum amount, tuition defers with each graduate school),
                  USD $9,090 room and board (living expenses) per year,
                  USD $2,872 health insurance and miscellaneous expenses per year

    For MBA applicants, the cost for one year will be reflected in your I-20 as USD $32,065. Your sponsor must show proof of this amount (or more) in order for the I-20 to be issued. The USD $32,065 amount is divided as follows per year:

                  USD $20,103 for tuition and fees per year,
                  USD $9,090 room and board (living expenses) per year,
                  USD $2,872 health insurance and miscellaneous expenses per year

    For applicants in doctoral programs, the cost for one year will be reflected in your I-20 as USD $24,277. Your sponsor must show proof of this amount (or more) in order for the I-20 to be issued. The USD $24,277 amount is divided as follows per year:

                  USD $12,315 for tuition and fees per year,
                  USD $9,090 room and board (living expenses) per year,
                  USD $2,872 health insurance and miscellaneous expenses per year

    9. Passport Copy

    Please include a copy of the biographical page of your passport. This may be mailed or scanned and attached to an email document.

    10. F-1 Transfer History form

    Students who currently hold F-1 status in the United States must submit the F-1 Transfer History form, completed by the previous schools’ international student advisor.

    11. Dependents

    Students whose spouse or children will accompany them to the United States on a dependent visa must submit a Dependent Request form and must provide additional financial documentation in the amount of $500 per month for each dependent. Financial documentation must be provided for one year of study or for the length of the program, whichever is less.

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