Twin Cities Campus
Public Affairs Minor
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Graduate Student Services, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-3800; fax: 612-626-0002)
The public affairs minor prepares students for public leadership and policy making. Completion of requirements is possible within a semester, although it is also possible to spread the classes over a longer period of time. Areas of study include advanced policy analysis methods; economic and community development; global public policy; public and nonprofit leadership and management; science, technology, and environmental policy; social policy; women and public policy; land use/urban design planning; economic and workforce development; housing and community development; environmental planning; and transportation planning.
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
The minor in public affairs consists of graduate-level public affairs (PA) courses, all completed with grades of B or better. Specific coursework is chosen in consultation with the student's minor adviser or director of graduate studies. Students are required to take a minimum of one course from those required for the master of public affairs degree program.