Education in public management and policy analysis that prepares students for careers in public policy and administration within the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Preparing students to work in government, in businesses engaged with the global economy, non-governmental organizations, or consulting firms analyzing international policies.
A qualified University of Wisconsin senior can begin taking core courses toward a MPA or a MIPA during their final undergraduate year and finish their master’s degree with one year as a full-time graduate student.
Accelerated students must apply by January 1 before their final year of study.
Certificate in public policy
Apply a policy perspective to a major course of study and bolster skills for success in the workforce or in your graduate school coursework.
Build a strong foundation for careers in government, nonprofit organizations, or the private sector.
Certificate in health policy
Understand and shape health policy.
Coursework includes an introduction to health policy, analytic skills for health policy, a specialization course from a variety of options across campus, and an applied fieldwork experience
Our nationally-recognized faculty are experts in public policy analysis, public management and administration, and specialized policy fields.
Where our graduates work
Information about job placement for La Follette School master's degree graduates, including where our most recent graduates are working.
Learn through experience
Several of our courses provide students with opportunities to conduct research and analysis while assisting partner organizations.
About the La Follette School
Students, faculty, and staff met with La Follette alum Wesley Sparkman (MPA ’00) to discuss how to address racial, gender, and disability disparities.November 17, 2023
Terrell was placed within the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Office of the Director and tasked with providing an original policy report for the Montgomery County Council.November 17, 2023
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