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

Education Abroad Fair
September 16
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center, Ballroom

Constitution Day Trivia
September 17
10 a.m. to Noon Atwood Memorial Center, Mall 

Social Studies Fall Social and Constitution Day Celebration
September 17
5 to 8 p.m. Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud

Children of the Civil Rights Q & A with Director Clifford
September 23
Noon to 1 p.m. Ritsche Auditorium

Children of the Civil Rights Film Screening and Panel Discussion
September 24
5 p.m. Miller Center Auditorium

Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy
September 29
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre

Career Day
October 6
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center, Ballroom

Business Leader Ethics Panel
October 15
4-5 p.m. Atwood Theatre

Government and Non-Profit Career Fair
October 23
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. University of Minnesota, Coffman Union

A Meal to Change the World: Oxfam Hunger Banquet
November 18
5:30-7 p.m. Garvey Commons

Life Happens: A Work, Class and Access to Resources Exercise
November 20
10 a.m. to Noon Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade Room