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Humphrey School of Public Affairs

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities


Department: Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Degrees Awarded: Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), Public Policy (MPP), Development Practice (MDP), Science, Tech, & Environment Policy (MS-STEP), Mid-Career MPA
Admissions Deadlines: January 15
Admissions Cycle: Notification of Peace Corps Fellows awards sent out by the end of March
Program Start: Fall semester (August)
Program Founded: January 2011

The Humphrey School will waive the application fee for RPCVs (beginning in September 2011) and provide guidance and assistance in locating service internships at local nonprofit, public, and private organizations. Fellows will receive a minimum of $4,000 in either tuition waivers or work-study grants. Fellows may apply for additional financial aid, including merit-based fellowships.

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

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree prepares students to be leaders who design, manage, and advocate for better policy solutions to public problems.

The Master of Development Practice (MDP) in international development provides rigorous interdisciplinary training and equips students with the skills needed to address the problems of poverty and sustainable development in the developing world.

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree develops professionals able to think across fields of expertise to see and act upon the links among environmental systems, land use and transportation systems, infrastructure development, and housing and community development in order to influence how neighborhoods, cities, and regions develop.

The Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (MS-STEP) degree helps students understand the role of science, technology, and the environment in society, particularly in relation to economic growth, health, environment, education, and national security.

The Master of Public Affairs (MPA) degree is designed for mid-career professionals with 10 years or more of professional experience who want to advance their skills in public and nonprofit leadership, management, and policy analysis.

Applications are welcomed from students from a variety of academic, professional, and personal backgrounds and experiences. Admissions criteria include: prior academic performance and potential; professional experience and promise; leadership and community/public service experience, commitment to your chosen career, the fit between your interests and goals, and Humphrey School programs, and your potential contribution to the diversity of views and experiences represented at the Humphrey School. A completed application includes an online application form, personal statement, resume or C.V., transcripts, three recommendations from academic or professional references; GRE scores (for all but MPA applicants), and TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers).

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Julie Harrold, Director
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Graduate Student Services
301–19th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55455