Master of Public Affairs (Mid-Career)
The Master of Public Affairs (MPA) degree program is geared toward mid-career professionals who want to advance their skills in public and nonprofit leadership, management, and policy analysis at the local, state, national, or global level. Designed to stimulate personal and professional growth through concentrated work with dedicated peers, the MPA allows students to design a program that works best for them and their goals.
The framework of the MPA degree program is flexible and efficient. Classes are offered during the day, evening, some weekends, and during the summer. The program is adaptable to family, work, and other responsibilities. The majority of our MPA students take one or two classes at a time while working full-time, with most completing their degree in less than three years.
The MPA leverages the major areas of expertise at the Humphrey School. Learn more.
Positions Our Graduates Hold
Secretary of State, State of Minnesota
Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Director, Native American Training Institute, Bismarck, North Dakota
Executive Director, Pillsbury United Communities, Minneapolis
Regional Director, Eurasia Foundation, Moscow Regional Office, Russia