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

  • Andrew Merluzzi, MPA

    La Follette has incredible faculty who have provided me insight into the ways in which science can be changed – whether through economics, management, or incentive structures. Those are all possible levers to be pulled when thinking about policy change, and without the faculty and La Follette it’s hard to imagine understanding the true breadth of possible policy routes to take.

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

Wednesday, Oct 18
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Agronomy Colloquium
Wednesday, Oct 18
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Ins and Outs of Insider Research
Wednesday, Oct 18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
La Follette Seminar Series
Wednesday, Oct 18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Institute for Research on Poverty Webinar - Marci Ybarra
Wednesday, Oct 18
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Catalysts for Science Policy Journal Club
Wednesday, Oct 18
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WUD Society and Politics Weekly Discussion of Current Issues: Catalan Independence Referendum
Thursday, Oct 19
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Clarified Commodities: Food Fights Between Politics and Economy in Interwar North India
Thursday, Oct 19
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar - Elizabeth Ananat
Thursday, Oct 19
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Household Finance Research Seminar

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