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

About the Humphrey School

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs inspires, educates, and supports innovative leaders to advance the common good in a diverse world.

Eric Schwartz

From the Dean

Welcome! It is an honor for me to lead the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars, practitioners, and students and one of the finest graduate schools of public policy and planning in the United States.


Eric Schwartz

Hubert Horatio Humphrey

The Humphrey School is named for one of the most productive public servants in our nation's history. Hubert H. Humphrey dominated Minnesota's political landscape in the decades following World War II. His career is a compelling story of promise, ambition, disappointment, compromise, and accomplishment.

The History of the Humphrey School

The University of Minnesota was one of the first public universities in the nation to dedicate itself to educating individuals for public leadership.

The School at a Glance

Facts and figures about who we are, what we do, and where we are going.


You can contact specific members of the faculty, find out who serves on our advisory council and alumni board, and more.

Sign up for Our Newsletters + Request Information

Stay abreast of of all that is happening at the Humphrey School by signing up for our bimonthly newsletter, Humphrey School News, and our monthly event e-mail notification. You also can request information about our academic programs.


Researchers and scholars at the Humphrey School are highly regarded experts on a wide variety of public policy and planning issues.

Honors + Awards

Our faculty members, students, and alumni often have been recognized for their achievements. Find out what we have to brag about here.

Giving to the School

Your support helps our faculty members and students do great things! Learn more about how you can help.

Employment at the School

Learn about employment opportunities at the Humphrey School.

Video Tour of the Humphrey Institute

Video Tour

Take an online tour of the Humphrey School.

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Video Tour of the Humphrey Institute

The Legacy of Hubert Humphrey

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Contact Us

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
300 Humphrey School
301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455