The Humphrey School of Public Affairs (also called the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Policy & Affairs, formerly known as the Humphrey Institute) is a graduate public affairs school located at the University of Minnesota, ranking among the top 15 professional schools of public affairs at public universities in the country. It is named after Hubert H. Humphrey, former Vice President of the United States and Presidential candidates. Its program concentration in nonprofit management ranks fifth in the nation. The School is widely recognized for its role in examining public issues and shaping public policy at the local, state, national, and international levels, and for providing leadership and management expertise to public and nonprofit organizations.
Degrees offered at the Humphrey School include: Master of Public Policy (MPP), Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (MS-STEP), Master of Development Practice (MDP) and Mid-career Master of Public Affairs (MPA).
The Humphrey School is organized into six policy areas: Global Policy, Politics and Governance, Public and Nonprofit Leadership, Regional Planning and Policy, Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, and Social Policy.
On January 18, 2011, the Humphrey Institute was officially renamed the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.