Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Here's more information about applying to the LBJ School.

Where do I submit my application materials?

Online submission of the graduate school application is completed through ApplyTexas, the common application for Texas public universities. Create your account at ApplyTexas by visiting www.applytexas.org. Once the application is complete, you will receive access to your MyStatus page. There, you may upload your resume, statement of purpose and letters of recommendation. For information on submitting transcripts and GRE scores, visit The University of Texas Graduate School website at gradschool.utexas.edu.

Does the LBJ School offer application fee waivers?

Application fee waivers are handled through the UT Graduate School. You can find more information at gradschool.utexas.edu/how-to-apply.

Are international students required to take the TOEFL?

Yes, all international students whose first language is not English must take provide scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. The LBJ School does not accept International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam scores.

Does the LBJ School accept the GMAT or LSAT in place of the GRE?

No. LBJ applicants are required to submit GRE scores. GMAT and/or LSAT scores may be submitted, but they will not replace the GRE.

If I applied last year, do I need to resubmit new materials?

Yes. A new statement of purpose, resume and letters of recommendation must all be submitted to be reconsidered for admission.

Does LBJ have a preferred undergraduate major from which they accept students?

No. The LBJ School accepts applicants from a variety of undergraduate majors and seeks to form a class of students who bring a diverse set of experiences and perspectives to the school. Our students come from a variety of disciplines such as government, education, energy, engineering, business, health care, journalism and more.

Does the LBJ School offer online classes or part-time programs?

Currently the LBJ School does not offer any classes online. The Master of Public Affairs program accepts part-time students, and the Executive Master in Public Leadership is designed for working professionals through Friday evening and Saturday class times.

How can I check on the status of my application?

After submitting your ApplyTexas application, you will receive access to your MyStatus page, where you will receive updates.

Does the LBJ School offer deferred admission programs?

At this time, deferrals are only granted on a case-by-case basis to military or for medical reasons only.

Is a deposit required to secure my spot at the LBJ School?

No, LBJ does not require a deposit. The only item needed to secure your spot is your signed acceptance form and formal acceptance via MyStatus.

Can I be considered for financial aid and/or fellowships?

Financial aid applications are handled through the UT Financial Aid Office. Visit gradschool.utexas.edu/finances/financial-aid for more information. Your application materials will be used for fellowship consideration through the LBJ School—you do not have to submit any additional materials.

Does LBJ offer Graduate Research Assistant and/or Teaching Assistant positions?

Yes. LBJ students hold these types of positions across campus, and most begin their employment search in the summer.

Still have questions?
Angelica Vazquez
Graduate Admissions and Program Coordinator