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La Follette School of Public Affairs – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Work Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs 1225 Observatory Drive Madison WI 53706 Work Phone: 608-262-3581Website: Website


The mission of the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs is to improve the design of public policy and the practice of governance. We do so by:


◆conducting innovative and multidisciplinary policy and management research;

◆training, mentoring, and educating students interested in domestic and international policy and governance in public, non-profit, and private settings; and

◆informing the practice of public affairs locally, nationally, and globally by disseminating knowledge to practitioners.


Education, research, and service take place in a collaborative setting where students, faculty, and practitioners interact and draw upon the outstanding scholarly resources of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The La Follette School trains students from the United States and around the world through a rigorous academic program of scholarship, research, communication, and practical experience. Students choose a master of public affairs or a master of international public affairs. They also can earn joint degrees in law, public health, and urban planning, and/or certificates in transportation management and energy policy analysis.

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