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

Why Study Public Affairs?

When you choose a career in public affairs, you choose a path of leadership and service. You choose to be an active participant in decisions that will affect your neighborhood, your community, your country, and people around the globe. You choose to analyze problems, seek solutions, collaborate for change, and advocate for your community.

Hear from our current students, faculty, and alumni why they chose a career in public affairs.

How did you discover public affairs?

What is public policy?

What first drew you into public policy?

Why is public affairs important?

How do you hope to make a difference?

What inspired you?