Hamline University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.04 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 40 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 3,852 (2,184 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 93% part-time, 7% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,148
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3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2019

The hard part about this program is that you have a lot to cram into 8 weeks for one course, there is not much time for reflection/digestion of the material. 4 hours is a long time to sit in class. I almost wish it were 3 hours with an extra hour of HW or online discussion. Electives can be limited. Some of the professors are good, and others so-so, and a few are poor instructors. If I had had it to do over again, I might have considered programs that are not so tight in the schedule and offered more time between classed. No matter what though, when you are working FT and trying to do an MA it's going to be challenging.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

Hamline University is great for professionals seeking an MPA or MNM who want professors that know your name and provide you with great contacts. Hamline University is not a research university it is for individuals who want an education that they can immediately begin applying in their career. The professors truly want to see you succeed in your field and will go out of heir way to help you. At Hamline, you are able to easily fit in a masters degree with a full-time job with their eight-week long hybrid classes and night classes. Having only been studying at Hamline a year I was able to get a job in my field and directly apply the concepts I learn in class to real life. I highly recommend Hamline University to any professional seeking an MPA or MNM. You won't be disappointed.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros - has distance learning programs and access to electronic library resources. Staff and faculty are available to answer questions. If any one of them are away, there will be another knowledgeable person to assist you. Con - the online platform takes some getting used to. An accessible tutorial would make adjusting faster and easier.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

I have thoroughly enjoyed the MFA in Creative Writing program at Saint Paul's Hamline University. The instructors are talented, well-versed (pun-intended) and very involved in the Twin Cities literary scene. Many serve as mentors to students in addition to their teaching load and personal endeavors. I feel honored to be in their inspired charge.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

This is a cohort-style program where the student takes one class at a time. A pro of this program is that the students can focus on one subject at a time. A con of this program is that the schedule is very rigid and does not have very long vacations.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

I am pursuing a doctorate degree in education at Hamline University. The program is quite rigorous and excellent. However, the cost of obtaining the doctorate degree is over burdening especially when you have to take financial aid to finance your education.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I just finished my first year of the Masters of Teaching program at Hamline University for initial licensure. It is a great program that they designed for people who already have full time jobs AND received their Bachelors in a different field of study. I started in Music Performance and now I am in a great program that doesn't require me to go and get a Bachelors in education before I get my Masters. They offer classes at night and online and are flexible with working through cheaper local colleges to offer content courses for your degree. It is a fantastic program for working adults who want a career change but don't want to start back at square one. I will graduate fully licensed and with a Masters degree despite never working in education prior to starting this program, but they have an excellent program and I feel that everything I could have gotten from a Bachelors I earned in this program as well. I recommend it highly.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Hamline has a high standard of excellence and combines technology with excellent staff and administrative support.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Hamline University has a strong history of academic excellence. I have been challenged and impressed with my online learning experience. I feel the curriculum and resources are all current and cutting edge.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The course prepares graduates to play in different roles such as being a teacher, a researcher, a scholar, and a learner. It is intellectually challenging and rewarding. The only con is that there is not scholarship to support graduate students specially at the doctorate level. Many institutions of higher learning do have some sort of merit based scholarships to doctorate students especailly those from minorities and students of color. My school completely lacks this kind of support and this sometimes weighs a lot on some of us who are trying to work hard to achieve our dreams.
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