Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: undergraduates

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.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Halpern-Meekin honored for mentorship

La Follette School Associate Professor Sarah Halpern-Meekin received an Exceptional Mentorship Award from UW–Madison’s Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program this spring.

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.

Recognizing interest among undergraduate students to gain skills for improving the U.S. healthcare system, as well as demand among employers, the La Follette School of Public Affairs is launching a Certificate in Health Policy.

Monday, January 4, 2021

New courses include 3 on health policy

The La Follette School’s exciting growth continues, with several new undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, including three related to health policy. 

Seven UW–Madison undergraduate students received certificates in public policy from the La Follette School along with their bachelor’s degrees in December 2020.

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.

What a difference a year has made – 10 exceptional faculty, 19 outstanding certificate program graduates, 350 dedicated health policy leaders, three enthusiastic staff, and so much more. Simply put, the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW–Madison is experiencing the most extensive growth in its 37-year history. 

Nineteen UW–Madison students made history May 9 as the first to complete the La Follette School’s Undergraduate Certificate in Public Policy program. Two of them will continue their studies in the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program this fall.

Due to exceptionally high interest in its Undergraduate Certificate in Public Policy program, the La Follette School will offer seven undergraduate classes in fall 2020 – the most in School history.

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