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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Student Profiles

  • Dan Spika, far right, performed with The Madhatters, a men's acapella group, as an undergraduate student.

    Dan Spika, MPA

    My ultimate goal is to get to a position where I can move the needle on poverty policy.

Alumni Profiles

  • Kavan Kucko (MIPA '08)

    At the La Follette School, I learned how to work with and manage large data sets and manipulate them with statistics. I use those skills every day.


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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Jan 22
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Crossroads of Ideas
Wednesday, Jan 23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
What’s Behind Slow Wage Growth?
Thursday, Jan 24
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Gender and Women's Studies Colloquium
Thursday, Jan 24
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
If the Walls Could Speak: Inside a Women’s Prison in Communist Poland
Friday, Jan 25
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Department of Health Services visit
Wednesday, Jan 30
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Spring Public Service Fair
Thursday, Jan 31
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Neuroscience & Public Policy Seminar by Dr. Jo Handelsman
Friday, Feb 01
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Legislative Audit Bureau visit
Thursday, Feb 07
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Modeling the Effects of Child-Care Subsidies in Early Childhood
Thursday, Feb 07
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Civic Duty and Voting under Autocracy

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