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

  • Scott Wood, left, served on the organizing committee for The First Tee’s Champions 4 Kids Gala, a fund-raiser that has brought in more than $350,000 for the Madison chapter. Also attending the 2014 event were, from left, Pat Richter (former professional football player and University of Wisconsin–Madison athletic director), Joe Loehnis, (executive director of The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin) and Deb Denure, event chair of the Champions 4 Kids Gala).

    Wood expands leadership, analysis skills through MPA program

    For Scott Wood, graduate school has been about opportunities — and making the most of them. In doing so, the second-year La Follette School student has become an expert on Wisconsin's economy and employment prospects, and on domestic violence conviction rates in Milwaukee.

Alumni Profiles


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Oct 26
5:30 PM -
Tisha Schuller, Deescalating the Energy Wars
Thursday, Oct 27
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar - Tova Walsh
Monday, Oct 31
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Population Health Sciences Monday Seminar Series
Tuesday, Nov 01
Diversity Forum
Tuesday, Nov 01
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Seminar Series: An Election Discussion: Implications for Policy Change
Tuesday, Nov 01
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FORWARD? The Wisconsin Idea, Past and Present; a public lecture series
Tuesday, Nov 01
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
An Evening with Matthew Desmond
Wednesday, Nov 02
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Today's Economy and Its Discontents
Thursday, Nov 03
La Follette in DC