LBJ School | The University of Texas at Austin

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Know-how to change the world

Our Degree Programs


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


Event Status
Thursday December 7, 2023, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
The LBJ School and the Bond Dealers of America will bring together experts in infrastructure with public finance practitioners to discuss the future of energy and water, and the role of government and investment to realize it.

News & Research

Ambassador Larry Andre and colleagues at Awards Luncheon

Distinguished diplomat Ambassador Larry André (ret) is inducted into the American Academy of Diplomacy

Nov. 29, 2023
Ambassador Larry André (ret), with a distinguished 38-year career in the federal government, has been inducted into the American Academy of Diplomacy.
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New national clearinghouse on prison oversight to be unveiled by the Prison and Jail Innovation Lab at The University of Texas at Austin

Nov. 16, 2023
The Prison and Jail Innovation Lab at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas is proud to introduce a groundbreaking national clearinghouse designed to significantly change the dialogue on prison oversight.
LBJ Women's Campaign School graduate Amy Abbott with UT Austin burnt orange and yellow

Veteran's Day Student Spotlight: Amy Abbott, LBJ Women's Campaign School

Nov. 10, 2023
Veteran's Day Student Spotlight: Amy Abbott, a student veteran from Houston, Texas, is nearing graduation from the LBJ Women’s Campaign School on November 18. With over 20 years of military service, she transitioned from the Army to become an Air Force officer, contributing to rule of law in Afghanistan and antiterrorism campaigns in Somalia. Amy's attendance at the LBJ Women's Campaign School reflects her belief in the unifying power of voices and the importance of women's representation in politics.