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International Public Affairs, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #28 (ARWU) , WI,
Globalization presents challenges that demand a new perspective on governance. An increasingly global economy is shaping a new business-government relationship, blunting the regulatory capacity of governments and introducing greater complexity to the design of public policies to promote important social goals. 

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At the same time, critical policy problems such as environmental degradation, spread of deadly viruses, and financial market instability increasingly require strategies of global governance that coordinate across nations the actions of governments, businesses, and non-governmental agencies. In short, globalization has stretched the boundaries of public affairs, analytically and managerially. More than ever, the major and the mundane issues of governance link governments with players outside the public sector and beyond domestic borders.

Through rigorous professional training across several disciplines, the Master of International Public Affairs (MIPA) degree program prepares students from the United States and around the world to engage in governance in ways that meet the challenges of globalization. MIPA graduates work in government at home and abroad, in businesses involved in the global economy, in non-governmental agencies with an international focus, and in consulting firms analyzing implications of international policies.

Programme Structure

  • Intro to Statistical Methods for Public Policy Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Policy 
  • International Financial Regulation
  • Governance in a Global Economy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    42 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Complete the online application for fall admission to the UW-Madison Graduate School. 
  • Resume.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation. 
  • Transcripts.
  • GRE Scores.
  • English as a Foreign Language Testing.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    25336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25336 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    25336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25336 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    12009 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12009 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Madison

  • 1015 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The La Follette School awards scholarships and fellowships to new students on a merit basis. Scholarships are provided through generous donors, faculty and alumni.Two types of fellowships are available for La Follette School of Public Affairs students based on merit for their first year.
  • La Follette School Fellowships are awarded each year on a merit basis. All students who apply by January 1 have priority consideration. Students are evaluated for fellowships during the application process. There is no separate application. La Follette School Fellowships provide a stipend for the first year of study, in-state tuition, and health insurance. Fellows are also given priority consideration for project assistantships during their second year. A project assistantship (PAship) provides tuition, health insurance coverage, and a stipend. During the second year, project assistants (PAs) pay their student fees.
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison Graduate School Advanced Opportunity Fellowships are awarded to qualified targeted minority students or students from disadvantaged backgrounds. International students do not qualify for this fellowship.

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