When you choose to study public affairs, you choose a path of leadership and service. You choose to be an active participant in decisions that will determine the future of your neighborhood, community, country, and people around the globe. In short, you choose to make a difference.

At the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, one of the top-ranked public policy and planning schools in the country, you will acquire the skills, expertise, and real-world experience to transform ideas into action.

The legacy and values of Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey are alive in our work to address the world’s most pressing challenges. Our faculty members are deeply engaged in interdisciplinary research and public affairs, and our alumni are leading change in cities and nations around the world.

Our comprehensive program offers five master's degrees, a doctoral degree, five certificates, a variety of dual degrees and professional development options, and numerous opportunities for undergraduates. Explore what we have to offer and pick the program that's right for you.