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

Social Policy + Policy Analysis

Social policy at the Institute puts issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, employment, age, and immigrant status at the center of inquiry; looks at social policy globally, not just in the United States; and looks beyond governmental actors to understand how nonprofit organizations and social movements create and implement policy.


Women in Science and Technology Policy Project

This collaborative project is funded by a three year $420,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The purpose of this study is to examine the presence and influence of women in science and technology policy at the federal level... (more)


Status of Women and Girls in Minnesota (2012)

Launched in 2009, Status of Women & Girls in Minnesota is an ongoing collaborative research project of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the University of MN Humphrey School's Center on Women, Gender & Public Policy. Annually, data specific to Minnesota women and girls is gathered and analyzed in economics, safety, health, and leadership.... (more)

Research Centers

Formed in 1985 as the nation’s first comprehensive teaching, research, and outreach center devoted to women and public policy, the Center on Women and Public Policy has a long tradition of leadership in the field in women’s human rights, global feminism, and specific public policy issues, such as comparable worth.

Housed within the Humphrey School, the Human Capital Research Collaborative (HCRC) is a partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to advance multidisciplinary research on child development and social policy. The HCRC’s approach is integrative and representative of the cross-college and university-wide interest in advancing research and scholarship on the identification and dissemination of cost-effective interventions, programs, and policies from birth to the transition to adulthood.

Named for the famed civil rights leader and longtime head of the NAACP, the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice studies and formulates solutions to problems of racial and ethnic inequality.

Mary Jane Doe

Deputy Associate Director, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs


MPP, 1999

Related Academic Programs
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Mid-career Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
Graduate Certificate on Work + Pay

Faculty Experts
Assistant Professor Ryan Allen
Professor Ragui Assaad
Associate Dean Laura Bloomberg
Assistant Professor Greta Friedemann-Senchez
Professor Ed Goetz
Associate Professor  Maria Hanratty   
Professor Larry Jacobs     
Professor Morris M. Kleiner
Professor Deborah Levison
Professor Samuel L. Myers, Jr.
Associate Professor Jodi Sandfort    
Professor Joe Soss
Associate Professor Judy Temple


Photo of Hubert Humphrey amd Martin Luther King

"It is all too easy for society to measure itself against some abstract philosophical principle or political slogan. But in the end, there must remain the question: What kind of life is one society providing to the people that live in it?"

-Hubert Humphrey, October 7, 1966