Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Application for admission to the accelerated program for MPA or MIPA must be made directly to the La Follette School after five semesters of undergraduate study. Applications received by January 1 will have priority consideration; later applications will be considered on a rolling admissions basis until the final deadline of March 15th. 

Students enrolling in the accelerated program also must formally apply for regular Graduate School admission during their final year of undergraduate study by filling out the Graduate School online application and submitting an updated résumé.

The following items are required for consideration for the accelerated degree. Applicants do not need to resubmit them when seeking formal Graduate School admission:

Prerequisites

MPA Prerequisite Courses  (A strong MPA applicant has taken these courses and earned a B or above.)

  • Introduction to microeconomics
  • Introduction to statistics or calculus
  • Introduction to American government

MIPA Prerequisite Courses (A strong MIPA applicant has taken these courses and earned a B or above.)

  • Introduction to microeconomics
  • Introduction to macroeconomics
  • Introduction to statistics or calculus
  • Comparative politics or international relations
  • Three semesters of language study (or a year or more experience of living abroad)

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