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We seek candidates who demonstrate the ability and experience to engage in rigorous public affairs programs.
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Information on the cost of attending the La Follette School, including tuition, fees, financial aid, and other ways to help pay for your education.
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.
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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La Follette School graduate programs offer excellent value, according to Wall Street Journal analysis
A tool created by the Wall Street Journal shows that the La Follette School offers one of the best values among public policy master’s degrees in the country.
Nichole Springer, MIPA
"One of the most rewarding experiences at La Follette is being surrounded by a great cohort. Their talent, passion, and hard work also lifts me up as I continue to study."
Shireen Ohadi-hamadani discusses health equity with La Follette students
La Follette School alum Shireen Ohadi-hamadani discussed health equity issues with students in the school’s latest Elevating Equity in Policymaking event.
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Karina Virrueta Running, MPA ’17
"The workshop course was as challenging as it was rewarding. I also made lasting friendships with my peers and the professors."
Hilary Shager, MPA ’05
"La Follette is the epitome of the Wisconsin Idea. And it’s certainly not just about Wisconsin—the staff and faculty have done so much to connect students with alumni and new, real-world opportunities."
Sophia Rogers, MPA ’19
"La Follette has prepared and empowered all of us to do amazing things."
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