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

  • Andrew Merluzzi, MPA

    La Follette has incredible faculty who have provided me insight into the ways in which science can be changed – whether through economics, management, or incentive structures. Those are all possible levers to be pulled when thinking about policy change, and without the faculty and La Follette it’s hard to imagine understanding the true breadth of possible policy routes to take.

Alumni Profiles

  • Michele Dickinson, left, chats with fellow alumni at the Madison Reception on February 2, 2017.

    Michele Dickinson (MPA ’14)

    Taking the quantitative analysis coursework – both semesters of statistics and cost-benefit analysis – was key in helping me be prepared for state budget work immediately after graduation.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Jul 26
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Wisconsin 2017-19 Biennial Budget
Wednesday, Aug 02
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
CaSP General Body Meeting
Wednesday, Aug 02
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
D.C. Bobs, Bobterns, and Friends happy hour and informal networking event
Tuesday, Aug 08
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bobs in DC Nerd Night
Thursday, Aug 24
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Benefits Seminar for Graduate Assistants
Tuesday, Aug 29
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Time Management for Graduate Students
Wednesday, Aug 30
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
New Graduate Student Welcome
Thursday, Aug 31
8:30 AM -
Thursday, Aug 31
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Multicultural Graduate Network (MGN) Welcome Celebration

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