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, May 31
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Trumping Health Care Reform?
Wednesday, May 31
5:30 PM -
CaSP General Body Meeting
Monday, Jun 05
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Accessing Bigger Data for Research & Policy
Monday, Jun 19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PA 520: Inequality, Race, and Public Policy
Wednesday, Aug 30
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
New Grad Student Welcome
Thursday, Aug 31
8:30 AM -
Friday, Sep 01
7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Graduate School Degree Dash
Tuesday, Sep 05
Hill Fest
Wednesday, Sep 06
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