The Humphrey School: Inspiring Leaders to Advance the Common Good 

In this new video presentation, you'll see how the Humphrey School of Public Affairs prepares young people for careers in public life. Students come to us with a passion to become catalysts for change and we transform that passion into knowledge, into skills, and into action.

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Humphrey Alumni met ambitious fundraising goal for student scholarships

Advisory council member Roger Parkinson offered to match dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 any gifts from new alumni donors or alumni who increased the amount of their annual gift to the Humphrey School. 220 graduates stepped forward to help meet the match.

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President Clinton accepts Dean's Award for Public Leadership

On Monday, June 9, 2014, President Bill Clinton accepted the Dean's Award for Public Leadership at Northrop at the University of Minnesota. President Clinton also offered reflections on civil rights as part of the Humphrey School's yearlong series of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Humphrey School partners with Minneapolis Public Schools on new Education Fellows program

In a new Education Fellows program with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), Humphrey School graduate students work closely with MPS administrative departments to help identify ways to impact systemic change and student achievement.

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Celebrate the Common Good: A Humphrey School All-class Reunion

In the spirit of Hubert Humphrey, our School's namesake, this event is designed to nourish the fire that originally attracted students to the Humphrey School through *thought, action, and conversation*.

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Humphrey School hosts Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Center for Integrative Leadership, a project of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and several other colleges at the University of Minnesota, is pleased to host the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a new flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

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Humphrey Rated among the top-ranking public policy schools

Earn a Master of Public Policy degree at one of the top-ranked public policy schools in the country—the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Our public policy degree trains leaders to design and advocate for better public policy solutions.

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The Humphrey School: A Top Urban Planning School

Earn a master's degree in urban and regional planning from one of the top urban planning schools in the country - the University of Minnesota. We prepare students to be planning professionals at the regional, city, and local levels in our urban planning graduate program. Learn more now!

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Interested in Environmental Policy or Science and Technology Policy?

Become a top leader and policymaker with a Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy from the top-rated Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Topics covered in our graduate program include environmental policy and management, energy policy, science policy, and technology policy.

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Why a Mid-career Master of Public Affairs Degree?

Learn to help shape public policy and lead change with a graduate degree from the Humphrey School - a top public affairs school. Most students complete our mid-career Master of Public Affairs graduate program in less than three years.

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the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.


Executive Certificates

Our executive education programs are available with a Early Childhood Policy Certificate, Nonprofit Management Certificate, Policy Issues on Work + Pay Certificate and Public Affairs Leadership Certificate. The Humphrey School also offers customized training and other professional and leadership development opportunities.

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Dual Degrees

Dual degrees with the schools of management, law, social work, public health, and civil engineering. Pursuing two graduate or professional degrees at the same time typically takes less time than it would to complete the two degrees separately.

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