Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The La Follette School of Public Affairs provides selected UW-Madison undergraduates an opportunity to jumpstart the Master of Public Affairs or Master of International Public Affairs program. If accepted, a student can take a small number of advanced courses in the last year of their undergraduate program. After the student completes their undergraduate requirements, students begin a fifth graduate year, devoted to full-time graduate study with the La Follette School.

Application Process


Curriculum

Final Undergraduate Year: In addition to courses needed to complete a BA or BS, students take 3-4 courses depending on their undergraduate course work:

  • Fall: 4-7 credits, students choose from core courses
  • Spring: 3-6 credits, students choose from core and elective courses.


Graduate Year:

  • Summer: Optional internship (0-3 credits)
  • Fall: 9-12 credits
  • Spring: 9-12 credits