Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs


Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs AdmissionsThe Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs is a highly ranked program that attracts outstanding students from across the United States and around the world to its highly respected graduate programs in public affairs and international public affairs and dual degree programs. Students are admitted in comparatively small numbers that encourage cooperation across cohorts and permit the La Follette School faculty to know, advise, and mentor students.
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  • Su broadens mass communication research skills to include policy analysis

    Leona Yi-Fan Su is exploring how mass media and public opinion influence science and energy policymaking — and even the policymakers themselves. The mass communications doctoral student started adding public affairs to her academic resume in fall 2012.
  • Christopher Russell

    Russell gains analysis skills to be better global citizen

    After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in eastern Ukraine, Christopher Russell came to recognize Americans should strive to protect and improve the U.S. justice system. "I realized during my travels that our country's rule of law, while far from perfect, is a unique and very important characteristic," the La Follette School student says.