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

  • 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, May 31
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Trumping Health Care Reform?
Wednesday, May 31
5:30 PM -
CaSP General Body Meeting
Monday, Jun 05
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Accessing Bigger Data for Research & Policy
Monday, Jun 19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PA 520: Inequality, Race, and Public Policy
Wednesday, Aug 30
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
New Grad Student Welcome
Thursday, Aug 31
8:30 AM -
Friday, Sep 01
7:15 AM - 8:15 AM
Graduate School Degree Dash
Tuesday, Sep 05
Hill Fest
Wednesday, Sep 06
Instruction begins

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