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

Patman Renewing Democracy Series 1x1
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday February 27, 2024, 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
SRH 3.124
The “Renewing Democracy” series, hosted by the newly launched Patman Center for Civic and Political Engagement, features bipartisan conversations on effective civic leadership with today’s political professionals.
Patman Renewing Democracy Series 1x1
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday February 29, 2024, 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
SRH 3.124
The “Renewing Democracy” series, hosted by the newly launched Patman Center for Civic and Political Engagement, features bipartisan conversations on effective civic leadership with today’s political professionals.
Patman Renewing Democracy Series 1x1
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday March 5, 2024, 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
SRH 3.124
The “Renewing Democracy” series, hosted by the newly launched Patman Center for Civic and Political Engagement, features bipartisan conversations on effective civic leadership with today’s political professionals.

News & Research

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.
Camille Meshack, 2024 Barbara Jordan National Forum student-chair.

Student Spotlight: Camille Meshack - Advocating for meaningful change around the world

Feb. 7, 2024
Camille Meshack is a dual-degree Master of Global Policy Studies/Law student from Dallas, Texas. One of three student chairs for this year's Barbara Jordan National Forum, Camille completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science with a minor in Spanish from Howard University in Washington, D.C.