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

Alumni Profiles

  • John Vander Meer (MPA '06)

    Vander Meer leads statewide health care association

    As a newspaper reporter, John Vander Meer learned the impact of government policy on people’s lives. That sparked his interest in how public policy was constructed and brought him back to his hometown and the La Follette School of Public Affairs.


Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 05
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
Sunday, May 15
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
La Follette School Graduation
Friday, Aug 12
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD)
Thursday, Sep 01
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hill Fest Welcome Picnic
Thursday, Nov 03
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference
Thursday, Feb 02
5:30 PM -
Madison Alumni & Friends Reception