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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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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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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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  • Portrait of Luis Navarrete

    Luis Navarrete, MPA

    "I was drawn by the La Follette School’s reputation, quality of education, program flexibility, and location."

  • Portrait of Al Schultz

    Al Schultz, MPA

    Contact Al Hometown Sussex, WI Undergraduate education Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science with a minor in integrated liberal studies, UW–Madison Professional/research interests Rulemaking, administrative processes, budgeting Expected graduation date May 2025 Why an …

  • Portrait of Alivia Lindorfer

    Alivia Lindorfer, MPA

    "Central to my career goals is the desire to effect positive change and empower individuals through the formulation and implementation of impactful public policies."

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