This event has ended

Master of Public Policy & Master of Urban + Regional Planning Info Session

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CST)

Minneapolis, MN

Master of Public Policy & Master of Urban + Regional...

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
MPP & MURP Info Session Ended Free  

Share Master of Public Policy & Master of Urban + Regional Planning Info Session

Event Details

The Humphrey School's joint MPP and MURP information session will allow you to learn more about the program, the admissions process and ask any questions you may have.

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree prepares students to be leaders who design, manage, and advocate for better policy solutions. It is a professional discipline that seeks to solve public problems through policy analysis and design, program and project management, and community and public advocacy. The field brings together political science, economics, statistics, management, and other social science disciplines to shape policies and programs at the local, national, and international levels.

The MPP requires 45 semester credits, including approximately 22–23 credits in core courses, a 3-course concentration (9 credits minimum), and a course to fulfill the professional paper requirement. The remaining credits are taken in elective courses. A 400-hour professional internship also is required, unless you are exempted based on relevant previous employment.

What Our  MPP Graduates Do

As analysts, managers, and leaders, MPP graduates work with quantitative and qualitative information and data to develop, assess, and evaluate alternative approaches to current and emerging issues. Their careers are in a variety of public service fields and in all levels of government, in nonprofit organizations and NGOs, and in the private sector.

Sample Job Titles + Organizations

  • Legislative auditor, State of Minnesota
  • Deputy project manager, LISA Project, NASA, Maryland
  • Deputy secretary, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • State representative, Minnesota House of Representatives
  • President, Dutko Group (lobbying firm), Washington, D.C.
  • Executive vice president, National MS Association, Chicago
  • Manager of trade and investment policy, American Chamber of Commerce, Frankfurt, Germany

 

Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree is designed to produce professionals able to think across fields of expertise to see and act upon the links among environmental systems, land use and transportation systems, infrastructure development, and housing and community development. The program equips graduates with the technical and analytical skills needed to think strategically about developing and implementing plans at the neighborhood, city, or regional level.

As a planner, you can work for positive change by using your skills to help build cities, tackle urban sprawl, upgrade housing, protect the environment, design regional institutions, and promote economic development.

What Our Graduates Do

Planners work for government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private consulting firms. Urban and regional planners work to improve communities by preserving and enhancing quality-of-life, protecting the natural-built environment, promoting equity and equality, improving services to all the communities that make up cities and regions, and promoting efficient and sustainable growth and development.

Sample Job Titles + Organizations

  • Planner, Saint Paul Planning and Economic Development Department
  • Senior adviser for livable communities, Office of Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
  • Director, Payne Avenue Mainstreet, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Developer, The Lander Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Planner, Emeryville, California
  • Assistant city manager, Temple, Texas
  • Planner, Auburn, Washington

 

The information session will be in the Freeman Commons Room 205. Parking information and directions are below for your assistance.

 

Parking

The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, located at 301 19th Avenue South, is conveniently located on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus. The Humphrey School is bordered by 19th Avenue South and Washington Avenue. The Carlson School of Management is adjacent to the Humphrey Center.

A circular drive in front of the building is available for dropoff and unloading. The 19th Avenue Ramp is just across the street from the Humphrey School . The 21st Avenue Ramp and Commuter Lot 94 are just south of the adjacent Carlson School of Management. Additional parking facilities can be viewed at: University Parking

Directions

Northbound on 35W:
Take U of M / West Bank exit (17C).
Make a right turn onto Washington Ave.
Go east on Washington (which changes to Cedar) to Riverside. Turn left.
Take a left onto 19th Ave. S. 
The Humphrey School is on your right.

Eastbound on I-94:
Take the 35W exit and continue to U of M / West Bank exit (17C).
Make a right turn onto Washington Ave.
Go east on Washington (which changes to Cedar) to Riverside. Turn left.
Take a left onto 19th Ave. S. 
The Humphrey
School is on your right.

Southbound on 35W:
Take the Wahsington Ave. exit. 
Take a left onto Washington Ave.
Go east on Washington (which changes to Cedar) to Riverside. Turn left.
Take a left onto 19th Ave. S. 
The Humphrey
School is on your right.

Westbound on I-94:
Take Cedar Ave. exit.
Turn right onto Cedar. Continue on to Riverside Ave.
Turn right onto Riverside.
Turn left onto 19th Ave. S.
The Humphrey
School is on your right.

Have questions about Master of Public Policy & Master of Urban + Regional Planning Info Session? Contact Humphrey School of Public Affairs

When & Where


Freeman Commons Room 205
Hubert H. Humphrey Center
301 19th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CST)


  Add to my calendar

Organizer

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs inspires, educations, and supports innovative leaders to advance the common good in a diverse world. 

The school offers degrees in Public Policy; Urban and Regional Planning; Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy; Development Practice in international development; and a mid-career Public Affairs degree. This ensures a great diversity of views and experiences among the faculty, staff, and students and makes for a rich learning environment.  Our many policy, research, and outreach centers provide numerous opportunities to apply skills learned in the classroom.  

We also offer graduate certificates in Nonprofit Management; Public Affairs Leadership; and Policy Issues on Work and Pay. Graduate certificates offer  professionals the opportunity to advance a skill set or learn a new set of proficiencies. All of our certificates benefit from flexible or distance learning options. 

Additionally, Humphrey students benefit from many opportunities offered by attending one of the largest and most respected research universities in the world. Students can take courses in more than 150 graduate programs across the university or work as graduate assistants in other departments. 

The Humphrey School also offers joint-degree programs in law, public health, business, civil engineering, and landscape architecture.

Learn where policy happens

The Humphrey School is located on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Students of the School benefit not only from our world-class faculty, but also by learning in a living laboratory of policy and planning. The School is a 15 minute walk to downtown Minneapolis, and a short bus ride from the state capitol. The Twin Cities also host over 4,000 nonprofit organizations, 19 Fortune 500 companies, and several federal and state agencies. There is no shortage of opportunity by attending the Humphrey School.

  Contact the Organizer

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.