The La Follette School’s academic programs include options for pursuing your master’s degree through the 2-year program, accelerated program, combined degree, double degree, or dual degree and undergraduate certificate programs.
All courses available from the La Follette School sorted by graduate and undergraduate offerings.
Education in public management and policy analysis that prepares students for careers in public policy and administration within the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
Preparing students to work in government, in businesses engaged with the global economy, non-governmental organizations, or consulting firms analyzing international policies.
Master of International Public Affairs (MIPA)
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.
Enhance your graduate degree
At the La Follette School, master’s students have many options to tailor their academic experience. These programs allow students to pursue degrees or certificates from other departments, in addition to their Master of Public Affairs or Master of International Public Affairs degree.
Certificate in public policy
Apply a policy perspective to a major course of study and bolster skills for success in the workforce or in their 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
Graduation ceremony speakers spread message of hope
On Sunday, May 14, the La Follette School’s master’s degree graduates, including 37 MPA students and 13 MIPA students, celebrated their graduation in the Wisconsin Capitol’s Assembly Chamber.May 16, 2023
La Follette students highlight benefits of universal child savings accounts in Wisconsin
La Follette School students showed that universal child savings accounts could have significant benefits for the state when they conducted the first statewide cost-benefit analysis of the idea.May 11, 2023
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