How to apply for programs offered by the La Follette School of Public Affairs including admissions requirements, cost, and why the La Follette School is the right place for you.

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Admission requirements

We seek candidates who demonstrate the ability and experience to engage in rigorous public affairs programs.

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Funding and Financial Information

Information on the cost of attending the La Follette School, including tuition, fees, financial aid, and other ways to help pay for your education.

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Accelerated Admissions

The La Follette School of Public Affairs provides selected UW-Madison undergraduates an opportunity to jumpstart the Master of Public Affairs or Master of International Public Affairs program.

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International Students

The La Follette School welcomes applications from international students. Learn about useful information when considering applying to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

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    Samuel Landowski, MPA

    "I am continuously inspired by my peers’ expertise and passion and am happy to call many of them close friends."

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    Ben Vargas, MIPA

    "I was drawn to the Accelerated MIPA program when I learned that I could gain skills and earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years by the age of 22."

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    Elizabeth Johnson, MPA, MPH

    "If you are looking to create a better future for yourself or the world, you will have the opportunity to learn how to do that here at La Follette."

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