Our graduate programs help students build the expertise they need to succeed—and lead—in education, businesses, nonprofits, the public sector, creative communities, and more. Here, you’ll find high-demand programs that provide the skills employers, schools, and organizations seek.

Since 1854, Hamline has set the standard for excellence in education. Deeply rooted in justice, civic responsibility, and Methodist values, our liberal arts curriculum prepares students to think critically, develop a worldly perspective, and become creative problem solvers for the future.

Hamline paved the way for progress as the first university in Minnesota to open its doors to women and create an inclusive classroom. Our first graduates, two trailblazing sisters, were also the first college graduates in the state. We welcome students of all backgrounds and encourage them to reach across boundaries of culture and class to learn, live, and lead together.


School of Business: One degree to spark a change. Every professor, class, and assignment in the School of Business will compel you to use your imagination to push the boundaries of traditional leadership and management in all sectors–public, private, and nonprofit.

School of Education: Teaching to change the world. At Hamline, we train educators to be practitioners, researchers, and leader-advocates. We partner with you on your professional journey, whether you’re earning a first or additional teaching license, a certificate, a master’s, or a doctorate. Our innovative curriculum prepares you to engage learners in different contexts and communities, with a rich understanding of the various systems that affect your practice. Graduate primed to shape a more equitable, sustainable world from your first day in the classroom.

Creative Writing Programs: We want your story. No matter where you are in your writing career. As the only university in the United States with three fine arts programs in creative writing, Hamline has a long history of turning writers into published authors. Learn from faculty members that include recent Newbery Medal winners, a National Book Award finalist, and more. Whether you’re a high school student spending the summer learning the ropes of a writing workshop or a graduate student looking to elevate your creative life, we’ll help you share your words with the world.

Legal Studies: Law isn't just for lawyers. Work that involves the legal system touches many professions beyond the immediate practice of law. In fact, every industry must comply with legal rules, regulations, and laws—and those industries all need professionals adept at navigating that legal terrain. With Hamline's online Master in the Study of Law, you can combine the foundational training of an ABA-approved paralegal certificate with specific, in-depth study in a legal area of your choosing to give you a highly nuanced understanding of how the law and legal system impact your work.

Areas of study offered
Graduate degrees

Business Administration, MBA
Business Analytics, MSBA
Education, EdD
Education, MAEd
Law and Business Administration, JD-MBA 
Literacy Education, MA LED
Management and Public Service, PhD
Natural Science and Environmental Education, MAEd
Nonprofit Management, MNM 
Public Administration, MPA
Study of Law, MSL
Teaching, MAT
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, MA TESOL
Writing, MFA 
Writing for Children and Young Adults, MFA

Graduate certificates

Adult Basic Education graduate certificate
Adult ESL graduate certificate
Autism Spectrum Disorders graduate certificate
Bullying Prevention graduate certificate
Business Analytics for Managers graduate certificate 
Business Finance graduate certificate
Children's Literature graduate certificate
Collaborative Leadership graduate certificate
College Admission Counseling graduate certificate
Data Analytics graduate certificate 
Environmental Education graduate certificate
ESL for Mainstream Teachers graduate certificate
Gifted Education graduate certificate
K-5 Math graduate certificate
Literacy for the Teaching of Reading and Writing graduate certificate
Nonprofit Executive Finance graduate certificate
Nonprofit Executive Governance graduate certificate
Nonprofit Program Measurement graduate certificate
Other Health Disabilities graduate certificate
Paralegal graduate certificate
Teaching English as a Foreign Language graduate certificate
Traumatic Brain Injury graduate certificate
Urban Teaching graduate certificate

Licensure preparation programs

Autism Spectrum Disorders license (B-21)
Director of Special Education licensure
Elementary (K-6) license
English as a Second Language license (K-12)
K-12 license
Middle Level (5-8) license
Principal licensure
Reading license (K-12
Secondary (5-12 or 9-12) license
Superintendent licensure

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