Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison 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.

Students arrive with a passion for public affairs and a commitment to public service. They graduate with the requisite skills, knowledge, contacts, and experience to transform passion and commitment into meaningful careers.


La Follette Prospective Student Webchat Link

On Monday, October 30th La Follette will hold a webchat from 3:30-4:30pm for prospective students.  Academic and Careers Counselors as well as La Follette's Associate Director will be online to answer any questions you may have about the program or admissions process. RSVP by emailing David Wright-Racette at By clicking on the link above you can have a reminder sent to your email address. You can also follow the link above to join the webchat. 

Recent Admissions Webchat Q&A

Individual Visits
We are happy to set up an individual visit for you. Your visit can include meetings with the Admissions Coordinator, the Career Services Coordinator, and a current student, a campus tour, and attendance in a La Follette class. Please contact David Wright-Racette in order to set up your visit.

Visit Day Presentation

Contact Admissions

La Follette Admissions Office
Ph: 608-262-9163