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Registration begins within a couple of weeks. Be sure to check myu for your scheduled times!

If you’re interested in continuing your education after obtaining your undergraduate degree, be sure to check out below and our website.

Also below consists of an internship in LA/SF, MURAP Apprenticeship, Legislative Team, and some Spring Sociology Courses.

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M.A. in Special Education with an Emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis

Program Information


University of Minnesota Department of Educational Psychology within the College of Education and Human Development.

What do board certified behavior analysts do? Board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) work with people with disabilities—such as autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities—to recognize and analyze problem behaviors and recommend actions to improve their day-to-day lives.

Why become a board certified behavior analyst? 11.2% of people in Minnesota and 13.1% of people in the United State are living with some kind of disability according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. That’s approximately one in every ten people. The M.A. in special education with an emphasis applied behavior analysis (A.B.A.), prepares graduate students to meet this growing need by becoming a BCBA.

Why applied behavior analysis at the University of Minnesota? We’re looking for psychology and education majors and those interested in applied research who want to make a difference in the world around them, and we’re partial to Gophers. The program is pending Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) board approval and is designed to meet the requirements for national board certification in applied behavior analysis. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the certification exam.

For More Info Contact:

Jennifer J. McComas

Professor and Associate chair, Department of Educational Psychology<

Rodney S. Wallace Professor for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Head, M.A. in special education with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis

University of Minnesota


The Humphrey School of Public Affairs: Fall Preview Day

WhenSaturday, November 11, 2017, 9:00am – 2:30pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Forum (301 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455)
When you choose to study public affairs, you choose a path of leadership and service.  You choose to be an active participant in decisions that will determine the future of your neighborhood, community, country, and people around the globe.  In short, you choose to make a difference.
We welcome you to attend our Fall Preview Day to learn more about the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.  The Humphrey School wants to help you create change in our communities and around the world.  Whether you hope to fix the United States’ immigration system, create better access to healthier food, bring education to every corner of the globe, or secure equal rights for all communities, the degrees at the Humphrey School will give you the skills you need to be a change maker.
Join us and discover the programs and coursework from the faculty themselves, hear personal anecdotes from current students, and learn about all the possibilities a degree from the Humphrey School can bring you.
Learn more about our programs:
For questions, please contact us at
Humphrey School Admissions Team

Master of Human Rights Degree at The Humphrey School of Public Affairs

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is recruiting new students for the 2018 academic year. Each cohort brings a diversity of experiences and interests all ready to take advantage of a wide variety of course offerings and experiential learning opportunities available here at the University of Minnesota.

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Here is some key information:

  • This pagewill provide some basic information on the Master of Human Rights.
  • The priority deadline is December 15, 2017. Students need to apply by this date to be eligible for University of Minnesota merit based aid.
  • Students who apply by January 15, 2018are eligible for some merit based aid.
  • The final application deadline is April 1, 2018.
  • For information on how to apply please visit this page.
  • We have an informational webinar scheduled for October 23from 5:00- 6:00pm.  Go here to register.
  • Email us at mhr@umn.eduto learn more about the program. v

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International Student of Leadership Minor Summer Intern in SF and NYC


Are you an international student or leadership minor student who wants to spend the summer interning in San Francisco or New York City? Please attend one of our information sessions to learn about LEAD 3972, the 3-credit course that pairs international and leadership minor students with a six-week internship! They can sign up to attend one of the information sessions at Thank you for sharing this opportunity with your students! Beth Isensee LEAD 3972 Instructor Internship Experience Website:

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Legislative Affairs Team

“The Government and Legislative Affairs team of the Minnesota Student Association is running the Legislative Fellowship Program to empower students to be effective legislative advocates on behalf of the University of Minnesota and its students and to provide them with opportunities to engage governmental, University, and community institutions through their advocacy. The Legislative Fellows will have the opportunity to meet and network with legislators, attend and testify at University and Legislature committee meetings, and gain valuable professional experience. Students of all years and majors with a passionate interest in legislative advocacy are welcome to apply.
Apply at by Friday, November 10th at 11:59 p.m. Please direct questions to Jude Goossens at or Theo Menon at”


Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)

A 10-Week Paid Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Students.

May 21-July 25, 2018 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Each participant will receive:
    ·         Generous stipend
    ·         Campus housing
    ·         Meal allowance
    ·         Writing, Communication Skills and Professional Development workshops
    ·         GRE prep course (and all necessary materials)
    ·         Paid domestic travel expenses to and from Chapel Hill

Applications Online Available: November 3, 2017

Deadline: February 9, 2018

Access Application here or contact Mimi Gordor, Program Coordinator, at

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Human Connections Internship Winter Break 2017

Human Connections is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Bucerias, Mexico, that connects travelers with local artisans and entrepreneurs through educational programs. The internship is open to all majors and is a unique and valuable professional development opportunity for students interested in the social sector, international relations, consulting, or Spanish. Our staff has hosted more than 12 internships in Bucerias with participants from schools across North America, including Harvard University, UC Berkeley, UNC Chapel Hill, Tufts University and more.

Fill out the application form here.
They will contact qualified candidates to set up a Skype interview.                                  Final Deadline: November 13th 2017

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Spring Registration

Registration dates for Spring Semester classes will be posted soon. Be sure to check your registration time at myu under academics.

Here are a few classes within the Sociology Department to start exploring!

Soc 3412 – Social Networking

  • An introduction to Social Network Analysis. This course will cover basic methods for collecting, modeling and visualizing human social connections, including applications to social media, public health and politics. (Fulfill Data Analysis for BS)


Soc 3452 – Education and Society

  • This course challenges and expands on what “education” is and how it works, covering why some people go farther in school than others, why some people learn more than others, and what creates systematic group differences in educational outcomes.


Soc 3511 – World Population Problems

  •  This class introduces you to the dramatic changes in world population in the recent past, and the continuing demographic change occurring in the United States and around the world. You will learn about the fundamental demographic processes of mortality, fertility, migration, population, and aging.


Soc 4104 – Crime and Human Rights

  • This course addresses serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law, efforts to criminalize those violations, and consequences of these efforts. Examples are crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.


Soc 4190 – Topics in LCD: Gangs & Youth Violence Around the World

  • The course is aimed at exploring the subject of youth violence in a global dimension. It will help students in becoming familiar with this cross-national social phenomenon and in critically understanding it as not only a crime issue, but as an expression of social change and of cultural resistance.

Complete List of Spring 2018 Sociology Classes

Course List with Schedule Times, Classrooms, and Instructor(s)

Detailed Class Descriptions