Magazine article Foreign Policy

University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Magazine article Foreign Policy

University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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Students come to the Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota with a commitment to spend their professional lives striving to make the world a better place. They have opportunities to jump-start their careers through internships and professional experiences in Washington, D.C., and other U.S. locations, and abroad. Humphrey School graduates pursue careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors with a shared goal of advancing the common good.

The school's Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree brings together political science, economics, statistics, management, and the social sciences. Most students in the program's Global Policy area select one of three tracks: U.S. Foreign and International Security Policy; International Development; or Global Human Rights and Humanitarianism.

A new Master of Human Rights (MHR) program prepares students to engage in global human rights challenges through research, policy analysis, and advocacy. The interdisciplinary program, supported jointly by the Humphrey School and the university's College of Liberal Arts, is designed to support emerging leaders with the ability to draw upon diverse knowledge and experiences in a field that demands innovative responses to complex challenges.

The Humphrey School also offers a Master of Development Practice (MDP) administered jointly with the university's Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change. The MDP program provides training in policy analysis and management, health and education, natural sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary research methods. …

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