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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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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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  • Portrait of Haoyan Wang.

    Haoyan (Ken) Wang, MIPA

    "I was drawn to La Follette mainly because of its faculty expertise, alumni network, and most importantly, many professional opportunities offered to its students."

  • Portrait of Andrew VanderMeer

    Andrew VanderMeer, MPA

    "The professors, students, and alumni of the La Follette School are part and parcel of so much of government here in Madison, which makes for a wonderful array of career opportunities"

  • Photo of Karina Virrueta Running holding her son, Roman.

    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."

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