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Public Policy Minor

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Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
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Contact Information
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)
  • 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 policy curriculum is built upon a core of required theoretical and methodological courses. In coursework, students study policy analysis or management or focus on a substantive area of public policy. Substantive areas include advanced policy analysis methods; economic and community development; global public policy; human rights; politics and governance; public and nonprofit leadership and management; public finance and budgeting; science, technology, and environmental policy; social policy; and gender and public policy. Students have multiple opportunities to apply the concepts learned to real-life policy problems.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
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.
Specific coursework for the minor is chosen in consultation with the student's minor advisor or the public policy director of graduate studies. Students are required to take a minimum of three credits from the public policy MPP curriculum. Up to 3 credits may be taken on an S/N grade basis. All other courses must be completed with grades of B or better.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Required Coursework
Students pursuing the master's-level minor must complete 9 credits from the following:
PA 5xxx
PA 8xxx
Required Coursework
Students pursuing the doctoral-level minor must complete at least 12 credits from the following:
PA 5xxx
PA 8xxx
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