Jun 21, 2018  
2006-2008 College of Liberal Arts Bulletin 
2006-2008 College of Liberal Arts Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

School of Law, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of LIberal Studies, and Graduate School

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The resources of Hamline University’s School of Law, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Liberal Studies, and Graduate School of Management give undergraduate students a broader perspective. All students mix in courses and campus events, enriching the experience for everyone.

School of Law at a Glance


Hamline University School of Law educates students to apply legal knowledge with disciplined imagination, a global perspective, and creative conflict resolution skills.

  • Degrees offered: juris doctor; master of laws (LLM) for international lawyers.
  • Three-year, full-time JD academic program as well as four-year, weekend-only, part-time JD program.
  • Three joint dual-degree programs are offered with the Hamline University Graduate School of Management: JD/master’s in public administration, JD/master’s in management, and JD/master’s in nonprofit management.
  • Alternative dispute resolution program ranked fifth in the nation by U.S.News & World Report.
  • American Bar Association (ABA)-approved international study programs in Norway, Italy, England, and France/Hungary.
  • Nationally recognized moot court teams have won more than thirty Best Brief and Best Oralist awards, including several Best Brief in the Nation awards, Best Memorial in the World, multiple Best Oralist in the Nation awards, and Best Oralist in the World.
  • Newly constructed moot court room with cutting-edge technology.
  • Students participate in Hamline’s three scholarly publications: the Hamline Law Review, the Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, and the Journal of Law and Religion.
  • 2004-2005 enrollment: 716 students from thirty-five states and fifteen countries, ranging in age from 2156, with a median age of 25. Fourteen percent are students of color.
  • LSAT: 157, GPA: 3.38 (median scores for 2005-2006 incoming full-time class)
  • 2005-2006 tuition: $25,246
  • Nearly all law students receive financial aid, either in scholarships/merit form or government loan programs.

Graduate School of Education at a Glance


Hamline University awarded Minnesota’s first bachelor’s and master’s degrees to teachers in 1859 and 1963. Today, Hamline’s Graduate School of Education is committed to inspiring, challenging, and transforming educators to improve learning for all children. More than 10,000 students have grown professionally through Hamline’s quality educational coursework taught in a community of adult learners who value intellectual challenge and scholarship in an environment of mutual respect.

  • Degrees offered: master of arts in education; master of arts in teaching (which provides initial licensure for those seeking a new career in teaching); master of arts in education with an emphasis in natural science and environmental education; master of arts in English as a second language (ESL); doctorate in education.
  • The ESL licensure program is one of four in the United States to receive national recognition from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
  • Licensure (including principal, superintendent, and special education director), certificate, and continuing education programs serve more than 8,000 educators annually.
  • Locations at Minneapolis Center and in Learning Communities across Minnesota offer students convenience and flexible scheduling.
  • Home to nationally recognized centers and programs, including the Center for Global Environment Education, the Center for Second Language Teaching and Learning, and the Center for Literacy and Learning.
  • 2005 enrollment: 1,000 degree or licensure-seeking students, ranging in age from 21 to 74.

Graduate School of Liberal Studies at a Glance


The Graduate School of Liberal Studies, which recently celebrated its twenty-fifth year, promotes the ideals and values of liberal arts learning. It encourages meaningful dialogue and inquiry across disciplinary boundaries, enabling students to gain a deeper understanding of the human cultural heritage and the issues of contemporary life. It also prepares students who wish to specialize in creative writing and to teach writing at the college level.

  • Degrees offered: master of arts in liberal studies (MALS) and master of fine arts in writing (MFA).
  • The interdisciplinary MALS program offers students the opportunity to range freely among academic, artistic, spiritual, and professional issues and ideas.
  • The MFA program is Minnesota’s first graduate degree program in creative writing. It is distinguished by its interdisciplinary emphasis and its support of work in more than one genre.
  • The Graduate School of Liberal Studies publishes the literary journal Water-Stone, which is rapidly gaining national recognition for quality fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and academic articles.
  • Member of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs and the Associate Writing Programs.
  • 2005 enrollment: 200 degree-seeking students.

Graduate School of Management at a Glance


The Graduate School of Management has established a strong reputation for progressive, practical education relevant to the needs of today’s practitioners.

  • Degrees offered: master of arts in public administration, management, and nonprofit management; and a doctorate in public administration, the upper Midwest’s first. Dual master’s and juris doctor degrees, as well as dual master’s degrees, are offered.
  • Several degree programs are offered at the Minneapolis Center for student convenience and flexible scheduling.
  • Concentrations include international management, conflict management, human resource management, local government administration; state and local policy management, and public dispute resolution.
  • 2005 enrollment: 330 degree-seeking students.


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