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Tuition Costs

University of Texas graduate tuition costs for Texas residents are among the lowest of all fifty states, and non-resident tuition costs compare favorably with those of other institutions. The University uses a flat tuition model, which means that the per-semester cost of tuition includes all required fees.

The following information should be used only as a guideline for estimating charges. All fees are subject to change and are set by the University of Texas, not the LBJ School. In the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters, tuition for full-time MPAff and MGPS students (enrolled in 12 credit hours) is $5,342 for Texas residents and $10,267 for non-residents. UT Austin tuition and fee rates are posted on the Student Accounts Receivable website. Students who received a waiver of the out-of-state portion of their tuition as part of their acceptance package pay the Texas resident rate.

Special Note for Dual Degree Students: The University has established a flat tuition rate for students pursuing dual degrees. This means that the cost of tuition in both of the programs you are pursuing will be combined and averaged out over the duration of your study. Your payments will be the same each semester (barring tuition increases) regardless of the program in which you are enrolled. This is particularly important for students pursuing dual degrees with the LBJ School and the School of Law or the McCombs School of Business, as their per-semester tuition costs are significantly higher than those of the LBJ School and will be averaged into your bill even if you begin your studies at the LBJ School. For a current tuition schedule for dual degree students, see:

Special Note for International Students: New international students are charged a one-time fee of $100.00 to cover the costs of international student orientation. Additionally, international students must purchase the University’s health insurance coverage. Insurance fees for the 2012-2013 academic year are available on the Office of International Student and Scholar Services’ website at: