All courses available from the La Follette School sorted by graduate and undergraduate offerings.

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The application process will depend on what program you are applying to.


Graduate programs

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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)

Susan Yackee and a student

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)

Accelerated program

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.

About the Accelerated Program

Undergraduate certificates

Certificate in public policy

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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 public policy

Certificate in health policy

Professor Jason Fletcher with students

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

Certificate in health policy

Our faculty

Our nationally-recognized faculty are experts in public policy analysis, public management and administration, and specialized policy fields.

La Follette Professors Fletcher, Yackee, and Collins in conversation

Where our graduates work

Information about career outcomes for our graduates, including where our most recent master's degree graduates are working.

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Learn through experience

Several of our courses provide students with opportunities to conduct research and analysis while assisting partner organizations.

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