We’re lowering administrative and financial barriers so that more students from different backgrounds and income levels can access a high-quality public affairs education.
To support applicants, we provide application fee waivers to applicants and make GRE scores optional. Leveraging donor funds help us to provide more competitive funding offers. We also joined a group of universities dedicated to increasing diversity in public service.
Lowering graduate admissions barriers
Competitive funding for students
A consortium dedicated to diversity
In 2021, the La Follette School joined the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) program, a not-for-profit that has supported efforts to increase diversity in public service for over 40 years.
As a member of the Graduate School Consortium, the school seeks to increase the number of public managers, policymakers, and community leaders who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The La Follette School is committed to providing scholarships to admitted PPIA alumni seeking to start in the Master of Public Affairs or Master of International Public Affairs programs.