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Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota ranks among the country’s top 10 professional public policy and planning schools, and is widely recognized for its success in advancing the common good through a comprehensive, world-class program. The School offers six distinctive master’s degrees, a doctoral degree, and five certificate programs that match students’ passion with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to solve real-world challenges. The School is long noted for equipping students to play key roles in public life at the local, state, national, and global levels.

The School is long noted for its role in examining public issues and shaping public policy at the local, state, national, and international levels, and for providing leadership and management expertise to public and nonprofit organizations.

Degree Programs

  • Master of Development Practice
  • Master of Human Rights
  • Master of Public Affairs (Mid-Career)
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • PhD

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Selena Nelson-Salcedo (MPP ’07) passed away Sunday, June 4th while posted abroad at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia. Nelson-Salcedo was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. 

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Selena Nelson-Salcedo (MPP ’07) unexpectedly passed away Sunday, June 4 while posted abroad at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia. Nelson-Salcedo was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, and served as Consul at Embassy Bratislava since 2014, and previously in Embassies Santo Domingo and Kuala Lumpur. 

Selena, 38 years of age, is survived by her husband, Jorge Salcedo, and their two daughters (ages 3 and 4). The Embassy Bratislava has created an email address to which people may send condolence messages for the Salcedos: nelson-salcedocondolences@state.gov.

A celebration of Selena’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 16, with visitation from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. before the service, at the The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 161 West Broadway, Winona, MN 55987.

Her obituary may be viewed here.

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Hannah Grunewald (MPP ’17) has begun working with the Minnesota Department of Revenue as a student worker paraprofessional. She was formerly a policy intern in the Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith.
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Neeraj Mehta (MPP ’04) recently published his commentary on north Minneapolis housing development in the Star Tribune. Mehta is currently the director of community programs at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Read his article here.
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James Chan (MPP ’14) has joined Lee & Lazzara, PLLC as the client relations manager. He formerly was with Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies as the Florida programs consultant.
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Randika De Mel (MDP ’15) recently completed his evaluation of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Senegal Rural Roads Project. The Senegal Rural Roads Project aims to improve access to agriculture markets.
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