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 School announces new President Clinton Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion

With money raised from President Clinton's visit to the University of Minnesota in June, the Humphrey School will fully fund tuition for two students entering next fall. 

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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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Welcome to one of the top public policy schools in the nation –
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.

PhD Program

The Humphrey School offers this doctoral degree:

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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Events, Blogs + News

Countering Human Trafficking: A Personal Journey to Global Activism
October 28, 3 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium Humphrey School of Public Affairs 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals Award Ceremony: Agnes Igoye
October 28, 3 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School

The Bright Sunshine of Human Rights: Hubert Humphrey and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
October 28, 5:30 p.m. | University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis