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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.

The School at a Glance

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs ranks among the top professional schools of public affairs at public universities in the country. The School is widely recognized for its role in examining public issues and shaping public policy at the local, state, national, and international levels, and for providing leadership and management expertise to public and nonprofit organizations.

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs inspires, educates, and supports innovative leaders to advance the common good in a diverse world. The School pursues its mission by using its resources and those of the University to integrate:
• Preparation of students for leadership in public affairs;
• The bridging of disciplines across the University and larger community to advance public affairs scholarship; and
• Public engagement and scholarship to address important issues and to solve problems facing Minnesota, the nation, and the world in a non-partisan setting.

Adopted by the graduate faculty on January 20, 2006.

Eric P. Schwartz, Dean
Laura Bloomberg, Ph.D, Associate Dean

Degree programs:
Master of Development Practice (MDP)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)
Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (MS)
Mid-career Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
Ph.D. in Applied Economics (with an emphasis in policy analysis)

Dual degrees with the schools of Management, Law, Social Work, and Public Health and the departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering

Graduate certificates in Public Affairs Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Policy Issues on Work and Pay, and Executive Leadership: Public Safety.

Research centers and projects by policy area:

Global Policy
Freeman Center for International Economic Policy
International Fellowship Programs

Leadership and Management
Center for Integrative Leadership
Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center
Cedar Humphrey Action for Neighborhood Collaborative Engagement (CHANCE)

Politics and Governance
Center for the Study of Politics and Governance

Regional Planning and Policy
State and Local Policy Program
Project on Regional and Industrial Economics

Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy

Social Policy and Policy Analysis
Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy
Human Capital Research Collaborative
Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice


Student profile

The Humphrey School collects and reports incoming student data in aggregate and by degree program each fall. More information about the most recent incoming student profile can be found here.