Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Energy Analysis and Policy Certificate and the MPA or MIPA

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Wisconsin Energy Institute offer a certificate in Energy Analysis and Policy that may be completed while working on a La Follette School Master of Public Affairs (MPA) or Master of International Public Affairs (MIPA) degree. The Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) curriculum is a 13-credit masters level curriculum available through any graduate degree granting department, including the La Follette School.

The EAP curriculum prepares students for professional work with governments, utilities, consulting firms, academia, nonprofits, and other organizations concerned with energy issues.

The EAP certificate requirements are consistent with the La Follette School degree requirements. Completing the EAP requirements does not normally require additional semesters beyond the two years required to complete the La Follette program.

MPA or MIPA students complete the La Follette core course requirements and take the 13-credit required course curriculum of the EAP as electives to earn their master's degree and the EAP certificate.

MPA-EAP Degree Plan

MIPA-EAP Degree Plan

Admissions and EAP Funding Information

Applications to EAP may be submitted at any time, including concurrently with one’s graduate school application. However, students are encouraged to apply before the end of their first year in graduate school to ensure timely completion of certificate requirements. Students may take courses that meet certificate requirements prior to completing their application.

To declare the certificate, students must complete the online Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) application form

For more information, please contact:

Scott Williams
EAP Coordinator
Wisconsin Energy Institute
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608-890-2199
Schedule a meeting with Scott

Through a generous gift from Wes and Ankie Foell, the Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) program is pleased to offer scholarships for new students enrolling in the EAP program. Up to 11 scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to incoming or current graduate students who choose to enroll in the EAP program in Spring or Summer 2021.

EAP and Public Affairs Alumni

Highlighted below are a few recent La Follette School and EAP alumni: 

Course Descriptions

Required Courses: