The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is one of the country’s top-ranked professional public policy and planning schools, widely recognized for inspiring leaders to advance the common good. We have deep respect for our students who come to us committed to making the world a better place.

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, and equip students to do the same. 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.

At this comprehensive school you will acquire a wide array of skills, expertise, and real-world experience to transform your ideas into action. You also will have access to one of the world’s leading research institutions, its interdisciplinary research and programs, and opportunities to earn dual degrees with other schools and colleges.

By nearly every measure, the Twin Cities area ranks among the country’s most desirable places to live, work, and study, and offers exceptional professional, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities. The Twin Cities community has long been noted for its tremendous spirit of civic cooperation. Private corporations and foundations often join with government and community organizations to improve and expand the resources available to the community and opportunities for students.

We are here to answer your questions and help you choose the degree program, certificate program or professional development opportunity that matches your talents and passions.