Humphrey School hosts public memorial service for former United States Representative Jim Oberstar Humphrey School hosts Washington fellowship for young African leaders President Clinton Accepts Dean's Award for Public Leadership Public Leadership Awards Humphrey Rated among the top-ranking public policy schools The Humphrey School: A Top Urban Planning School A Truly InterdisciplinaryInternational Development Graduate Program Why a Mid-career Master of Public Affairs Degree?

Humphrey School announces James L. Oberstar Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is pleased to announce the establishment of the James L. Oberstar/CN Endowed Scholarship Fund, with major funding from CN, one of the country’s largest freight railroads.

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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.

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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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12th Annual Hubert
H. Humphrey Public Leadership Awards

The Humphrey School is pleased to recognize five remarkable individuals and institutions that have taken extraordinary measures to advance civil rights. This year's event is made possible by support from General Mills and Target.

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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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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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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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A Master of Development Practice degree in international development helps you make a difference locally and globally. In our international development graduate program, you’ll learn the skills you need to address the challenge of sustainable development in the developing world.

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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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