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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Student Profiles

  • Matt Smalley, MIPA

    I chose the La Follette School for the emphasis on policy-making skills (quantitative analysis courses and in-depth policy-analysis), the quality of instruction in economics/political science, and the flexibility to tailor a program that best suits me with electives in the MIPA program.

Alumni Profiles

  • David Boardman (MPA '16)

    My experiences at La Follette make me much better at my job, especially when it comes to analyzing policy, using evidence to create smart public policy, and being a good consumer of research.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Sep 26
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Dem Sem: Jeremy Freese (Stanford University)
Tuesday, Sep 26
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Global Health Tuesday: Water, Women and Fisheries
Tuesday, Sep 26
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
La Follette Gallery Gala
Tuesday, Sep 26
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crossroads of Ideas
Wednesday, Sep 27
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
CaSP General Body Meeting
Thursday, Sep 28
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
EBHPP Research Roundtable
Thursday, Sep 28
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar - Richard Reeves
Thursday, Sep 28
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Grad School After Coursework: Tips for a Successful Transition
Thursday, Sep 28
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Weston Roundtable

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