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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.

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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)

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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 an MPA or an 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 bolsters their 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 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 strength derives from our core faculty and broader group of faculty affiliates who are part of the internationally renowned social science departments at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

La Follette Professors Fletcher, Yackee, and Collins in conversation

Learn through experience

Several La Follette School courses provide students with opportunities to conduct research and analysis while contributing to the capacity of partner organizations. We call this "experiential learning."

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Graduate Career Statistics

Information about job placement for La Follette School master's degree graduates, including location where our most recent graduates are working.

Career Statistics of 2021 graduates from La Follette

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