Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
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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.
Learn more about student admissions.



Student Profiles

  • Stephanie Marburger, MPA/MPH

    Nonpartisanship is essential to communicating impartial information to policymakers. It is essential to a functioning democracy. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have opinions—but when I put on my professional cap, they matter less than providing nonpartisan service to the public.

Alumni Profiles

  • The La Follette School Class of 2016 chose Alisha Bower as graduation speaker.

    Alisha Bower (MPA '16)

    "Not only are you getting the amazing resources in social policy and quantitative analysis provided by the La Follette faculty, but you have access to courses throughout the entire university to craft your degree precisely to your career goals."


Upcoming Events

Monday, Mar 19
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Visit Day for Prospective Students
Monday, Mar 19
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Trump as Policymaker: A First-Year Report Card
Tuesday, Mar 20
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
DemSem: Sarah Gollust (University of Minnesota)
Tuesday, Mar 20
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Exploring Global Careers for Social Good
Tuesday, Mar 20
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crossroads of Ideas
Wednesday, Mar 21
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
An Introduction to Social Determinants: Housing
Wednesday, Mar 21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
La Follette Seminar: The Weeds - A Q&A with Matt Yglesias about Covering Public Policy
Thursday, Mar 22
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar - David Brady
Tuesday, Mar 27
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Full Calendar