School of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs prepares students to become contributing members of their local, regional, national and global communities through instruction, research and community outreach.

We approach public policy using a wider lens than other universities. In addition to the political science-based interpretation of public policy, we integrate other disciplines and fields that directly contribute to the management of the public interest.

We are able to adopt this approach because of our excellent faculty. Our professors have distinguished track records and share the common goal of producing graduates who go on to have successful careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors

Upcoming Events

MN Geographic Bee
Friday, April 4, 2014, 9 a.m.Atwood Memorial Center and Ritsche Auditorium

Current Issues in U.S. Foreign Service Relations and the Situation in Ukraine
Monday, April 14, 2014, 3 p.m.Atwood Alrumni Room

Careers in the State Department
Monday, April 14, 2014, 4 p.m.Atwood Alrumni Room

Student Research Colloquium
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Atwood Memorial Center

School of Public Affairs Scholarship Celebration
Friday, April 25, 2014, 4 p.m., Atwood Alumni Room

Golf Etiquette Program and Lunch
Friday, April 25, 2014, Noon to 3 p.m., Wapicada Golf Club, Sauk Rapids