LBJ School | The University of Texas at Austin

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Know-how to change the world

Our Degree Programs

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Master of Public Affairs (MPAff)

The first graduate public affairs program to blend academic theory with practical experience—preparing students to make an immediate impact in the world

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Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS)

A degree program designed for the globalized world, offering an interdisciplinary and practical command of international policymaking

DC Concentration (MPAff/MGPS)

DC Option (MPAff/MGPS)

An immersive 15-month course of accelerated study and work in Washington DC for careers in domestic and international federal policymaking

PhD in Public Policy

Ph.D. in Public Policy (Ph.D.)

A flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum–emphasizing strong faculty mentorship alongside rigorous analytical and professional training–intended to bridge the gap between academic scholarship and real-world policy impact

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Executive Master of Public Leadership (EMPL)

A 12-month program preparing nonprofit and public professionals for senior leadership with substantial in-person coursework, interaction with high-performing leaders and practical simulations for real world readines

 

Executive and Professional Training

Events

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Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday March 5, 2024, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School
Join us for an inspiring conversation with P. Gabrielle Foreman, a leading scholar at Pennsylvania State University's Center for Black Digital Research, as she delves into the transformative legacy of the Colored Conventions Project.
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Scheduled
Wednesday March 6, 2024, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LBJ School Lobby
LBJ students and alumni are invited to come learn more about organizations that may interest you and about any career and internship opportunities they may have!
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Event Status
Scheduled
Wednesday March 20, 2024, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Studio 919
City and child welfare experts discuss the state’s escalating child care crisis, which is not only a growing burden on the quality of life for everyday Texans but also an economic development challenge.

News & Research

Kristin Morton, a LBJ School MGPS graduate, poses outside of the LBJ Library with the UT tower in the background

Kristin Morton: Exploring policy frontiers with insight and impact, an LBJ School alumni spotlight

Feb. 28, 2024
Kristin Morton, a Policy Analyst at the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, shares the insights and impact learned as a Master of Global Policy Studies graduate from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. The Odessa, Texas native credits the LBJ School with enhancing her problem solving and public policy skills.
Jordan Jessie, LBJ School student and one of three student chairs for the Barbara Jordan National Forum

From Dallas to the LBJ School: Jordan Jessie's mission to public policy advocacy

Feb. 20, 2024
Jordan Jessie is a Master of Public Affairs candidate from Dallas, Texas that has found her calling in advocating for underrepresented communities. One of three student chairs for this year's Barbara Jordan National Forum, Jordan completed her undergraduate degree in Government with a minor in African and African Diaspora Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.
Yulissa Chávez, Barbara Jordan National Forum student chair

Empowering Change: Yulissa Chávez's Journey in Public Affairs and Education Reform

Feb. 13, 2024
Yulissa Chávez is a Master of Public Affairs candidate from Galveston, Texas with a passion for education reform. One of three student chairs for this year's Barbara Jordan National Forum, Yulissa completed her undergraduate degree in Government from The University of Texas at Austin.