Aug 15, 2018  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

School of Law, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Liberal Studies, School of Business

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The resources of Hamline University’s School of Law, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Liberal Studies, and School of Business graduate programs 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 Hamline’s School of Business and one joint dual-degree program is offered with Hamline’s Graduate School of Liberal Studies.
  • Alternative dispute resolution program ranked third in the nation by U.S.News & World Report.
  • Health Law Institute brings scholars, policy makers, and leaders in the health policy and boitech communities together to research the best practices in health law and policy.
  • American Bar Association (ABA)-approved international study programs in Norway, Israel, Italy, England, and 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.
  • State-of-the-art 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.
  • Fall 2006 enrollment: 733 students from thirty-five states and fifteen countries, ranging in age from 20-59, with a median age of 24. Thirteen percent are students of color.
  • LSAT: 159/152, GPA: 3.66/3.24 (scores for 2006-2007 full-time class)
  • 2007-2008 tuition: $28,366 (full-time); $20,424 (part-time)
  • 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 the largest in Minnesota and 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 the 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, the Center for Literacy and Learning, and the Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching.
  • Fall 2006 enrollment: 1,265 degree or licensure-seeking students.

Graduate School of Liberal Studies at a Glance


The Graduate School of Liberal Studies 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), master of fine arts in writing (MFA), and master of fine arts in writing for children and young adults (MFA).
  • The interdisciplinary MALS program offers students the opportunity to range freely among academic, artistic, spiritual, and professional issues and ideas.
  • The master of fine arts in writing (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 master of fine arts in writing for children and young adults (MFA) program is a low-residency program featuring award-winning faculty authors and a five-to-one student ratio. The program focuses exclusively on writing for children and young adults and emphasizes both intensive community learning and individual exchanges between students and faculty.
  • 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.
  • 2006 enrollment: 202 degree-seeking students.

School of Business Graduate Programs at a Glance


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

  • Degrees offered: bachelor of arts in a variety of business disciplines; master of business administration (MBA), master of arts in public administration, and master of arts in 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.
  • The new MBA program is a 21-month, module-based program that develops proactive leaders with global understanding who can apply integrated solutions within continually changing organizations and markets.
  • Since 2003, master’s degree programs have been offered in a cohort model at the Minneapolis Center, giving students the option to complete their degree in an accelerated time frame and a supportive environment.
  • Concentrations include international management, conflict management, health care management, local government administration, state and local policy management, and public dispute resolution.
  • Fall 2006 enrollment: 368 degree-seeking students.


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