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    Jun 13, 2024  
2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts at Hamline University is dedicated to preparing compassionate citizens of the world by helping students maximize their intellectual, creative, and leadership potential.

At Hamline, students collaborate with professors invested in their success. They are challenged in and out of the classroom to create and apply knowledge in local and global contexts, while cultivating an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service.

The Creative Writing Programs

The Creative Writing Programs (CWP) in the College of Liberal Arts offer a deep immersion in the process and craft of creative writing taught by award-winning practicing writers. The college offers two graduate degree options: the master of fine arts in writing (MFA), and the low-residency master of fine arts in writing for children and young adults (MFAC).  These degrees prepare students who wish to specialize in creative writing and to teach writing at the college level. The MFA is offered full- or part-time; provides depth and breadth in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; and offers interdisciplinary electives. The MFAC is one of only a few programs in the country that focuses exclusively on writing for young readers. Students can complete this program in just over two years.  The Creative Writing Programs in the CLA house all creative writing at the university, including the bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree. They also publish Water~Stone Review, an award-winning national literary magazine.

The eDiscovery Program

The mounting volume of electronic communications, documents, and images is changing the very practice of law. The vast majority of discoverable information today is exchanged and stored electronically, but many legal professionals don’t know now to pursue these materials effectively. Hamline’s eDiscovery Certificate was developed in consultation with a curriculum committee comprised of some of the leading eDiscovery practitioners in the country.

The certificate program offers:

  • Evening classes designed for working professionals
  • Extensive exposure to the principles, process, technology, risks, and opportunities associated with discovery of electronically stored information
  • An internship providing an opportunity to apply classroom learning
  • Hands-on training in high-profile, critical technology platforms and service areas
  • Courses taught by nationally recognized attorneys and eDiscovery professionals in conjunction with Hamline Legal Studies professors

Note: The eDiscovery Certificate program is not an American Bar Association approved paralegal certificate program and does not qualify recipients for the practice of law.