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Public Affairs Minor

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Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
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Contact Information
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)
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Summer 2014. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 9
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
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.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
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.
Program Requirements
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.
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