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.
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The Value of Public Policy Education


Student Profiles

  • La Follette School student Jamey Anderson from the rooftop of the office building in Lima, Peru, where he did an internship in 2019 (on the one sunny day there!).

    Jamey Anderson, MIPA, JD, EAP certificate

    In the La Follette School, I found a program committed in word and deed to supporting students who want to make a career of public service. That made all the difference for me.

Alumni Profiles

  • Carolyn Hill (MA ’96)

    Karl Scholz was instrumental in opening up the possibility of me of getting a PhD and thinking about the best kind of program given my interests. I loved my coursework and learning at La Follette.


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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Sep 22
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Federally Employed Women present Back2Stem
Wednesday, Sep 22
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Seminar Series: Understanding Geographic Disparities in Mortality
Thursday, Sep 23
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Hispanic Heritage Month Leadership Talk
Tuesday, Sep 28
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fall Career & Internship Fair (Virtual)
Wednesday, Sep 29
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Seminar Series: Toward Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing AI to Improve Human Decision-Making
Wednesday, Sep 29
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fall Career & Internship Fair (In-Person)

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Undergraduate Certificate


With support from the Kohl Initiative, the La Follette School’s undergraduate certificate in public policy helps train future leaders today.

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