Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Certificate in Public Policy program

Three years ago, the La Follette School received its largest gift in school history – a $10 million donation from former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl known as the Kohl Initiative.

10 students enrolled in the La Follette School’s Undergraduate Certificate in Public Policy program will spend part of the summer in our nation’s capital through the Wisconsin in Washington (WiW) internship program.

Ten students who received undergraduate degrees from UW–Madison in December 2021 also earned a Certificate in Public Policy from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

 

The La Follette School’s Undergraduate Certificate in Public Policy program and corresponding coursework equips students to continue their studies at the graduate level in technical skills and in-class climate.

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved the promotion of La Follette School faculty member Geoffrey Wallace to full professor at its June meeting.

For the 2021–22 academic year, the La Follette School’s Undergraduate Certificate in Public Policy program will increase its enrollment to more than 200 students.

Sixty-four students who received undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in May also earned a Certificate in Public Policy from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Hayley Barwick, MPA

My most rewarding experience has been getting to know the community. My classmates have unique life experiences they bring to the classroom, which make discussions engaging.

Faculty, staff, and students welcomed the second Certificate in Public Policy class of students to the La Follette School on Oct. 28. The class of 127 students represents five schools and colleges across campus: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, School of Education, School of Human Ecology, School of Business, and College of Letters & Science. Student majors range from anthropology to zoology.