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.
Learn more about student admissions.



Student Profiles

  • Kaubin Neupane

    Neupane hopes to improve lives, environment in developing countries

    Kaubin Neupane can make sense of the duality in his life only if he studies in the United States with the intent of contributing to help people in his native Nepal and in other developing countries. "When I was growing up in Kathmandu, I took the local environmental problems for granted and accepted them as another facet of difficult life," the first-year student says.

Alumni Profiles

  • Alexis MacDonald (MPA ’08)

    I chose the La Follette School because its commitment to practicing the Wisconsin Idea really resonated with me. I was drawn to UW-Madison’s longstanding commitment to extending its expertise beyond campus borders to solve problems and make positive changes throughout the state, the nation, and the world.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Apr 26
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Forum on the Future of K-16 Education in Wisconsin
Friday, Apr 28
8:30 AM -
Workshop Report Presentations
Friday, Apr 28
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Janesville: An American Story
Tuesday, May 02
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
La Follette Seminar Series: The Economic Returns to Interventions that Increase Learning
Tuesday, May 02
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Dem Sem: Elizabeth Thomson & Colleagues (UW-Madison, Stockholm University)
Tuesday, May 09
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Dem Sem: Hiroshi Ishida (Univ of Tokyo)
Tuesday, May 09
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wisconsin Women in Government Gala
Sunday, May 14
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday, Aug 31
8:30 AM -

Full Calendar