Increasing access to a La Follette School education

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

Fee waivers

We provided 44 fee waivers during the 2022 graduate admissions cycle that covered the $75 admission fee required by the UW–Madison Graduate School.

Apply for a  fee waiver

GRE Scores

Submitting Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test scores is now optional for applicants to the La Follette School.

Graduate admissions requirements

A consortium dedicated to diversity

Logo of the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) program.

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.