Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs


Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs AdmissionsThe Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs is a highly ranked program that attracts outstanding students from across the United States and around the world to its highly respected graduate programs in public affairs and international public affairs and dual degree programs. Students are admitted in comparatively small numbers that encourage cooperation across cohorts and permit the La Follette School faculty to know, advise, and mentor students.
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Student Profiles

  • Sara Nowakowski, bottom center, served in the Peace Corps in Mozambique before pursuing her master's degree at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

    Sara Nowakowski, MPA

    Why the La Follette School? UW-Madison is universally known as a strong, reputable institution, and La Follette ranks among the top public affairs programs. Other schools had reputable programs, but I ultimately chose La Follette because of its smaller cohort size and the individual attention and assistance the faculty and administration would provide.

Alumni Profiles

  • Corey Palmer-Rehorst

    Palmer-Rehorst applies global perspective to market research

    Corey Palmer-Rehorst has a pretty good idea of what the world will look like in 2025. As an associate consultant at Euromonitor International in Chicago, the 2008 alum was the global manager of a project that looked at how different government and business actions could contribute or hinder the pace and breadth of technological and economic advancement.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Mar 28
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Seminar Series: Democracy in Crisis -- Or Politics as Usual?
Tuesday, Mar 28
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
The Cornell University Prison Education Program
Tuesday, Mar 28
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar
Tuesday, Mar 28
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Dem Sem: Amy Kind (UW Madison)
Tuesday, Mar 28
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Global Health Tuesday: Talking Health Out Loud
Thursday, Mar 30
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar - Chris Wimer
Thursday, Mar 30
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
A technology Assessment of Synthetic Biology? The Convention on Bio Diversity & Emergence of Transnational Governance
Thursday, Mar 30
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UW-Madison STEM Fair
Thursday, Mar 30
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CREECA Lecture Series

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