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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  • Andy Behm

    Behm deepens knowledge of energy policy

    Andrew Behm enjoys working in a policy area that is beginning to change after decades of equilibrium — energy policy.
  • Sara Koliner received an inside view of the U.S. health-care system during and after her pregnancy. Her son was born in May.

    Koliner helps shape health policy

    Sara Koliner was in a job training session when she got a crash course on the U.S. health system. What she learned eventually brought her to the La Follette School to pursue a public affairs degree.


  • James Gultry visits a lemur preservation site and popular tourist attraction outside of the capital city of Antananarivo, Madagascar.

    Gultry applies training, experience to USAID projects

    James Gultry uses the keen policy analysis skills he learned at the La Follette Institute every day as he prepares a contract or agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development and nongovernmental organizations working in Ghana, Liberia, Benin, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Pakistan, Afghanistan and most recently Ethiopia.
  • Jason Fletcher

    Fletcher to speak on cognitive development, gene-environment interactions

    Understanding cognitive development through gene-environment interactions is the topic of a seminar to be presented by professor Jason Fletcher at 4 p.m. Friday, December 12, in the Biotechnology Auditorium which is Room 1111 of the Genetics and Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall.