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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


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Event Status
Tuesday June 11, 2024, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SRH 3.122

Brody Mullins joins us to discuss his newest book, The Wolves of K Street, which provides a shockingly detailed look inside the secretive industry that shapes our democracy for the highest bidder.

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Thursday July 18, 2024 - Sunday July 21, 2024, All day
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The PPIA Public Service Weekend is a three-day conference empowering undergraduate students and recent postgraduates who are first-generation and Pell Grant-eligible college students considering a graduate degree and careers in public service.

News & Research

LBJ School graduate shares in the celebration of the class of 2024

Congratulations to the LBJ School's 53rd class of public policy leaders

May 14, 2024

The LBJ School of Public Affairs celebrated the academic achievements of its 53rd graduating class during a ceremony at The University of Texas at Austin. May 11th marked the culmination of rigorous study for 167 students with an audience of over 900 inside Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium.

LBJ School student speaker Morgan Brown posing with flowers in the background.

LBJ School commencement student speaker leading the way in public health policy

May 9, 2024

Morgan Brown, hailing from San Antonio, Texas, is a soon-to-be Master of Public Affairs graduate and the elected student speaker of the LBJ School Class of 2024. Selected by her peers to deliver a commencement address on May 11th, Brown expresses profound honor in the recognition. "My speech is not just for me," she explains, "but to amplify the voices and experiences of all the students who have shared this collective journey."

PhD candidate Vivek Shastry posing in front of the LBJ sign.

LBJ School PhD candidate is leveraging sustainable energy policy for global development

May 7, 2024

Vivek Shastry is a PhD candidate whose journey is marked by a profound commitment to leveraging energy policy for international development. Hailing from Bangalore, India, Shastry’s path to the forefront of sustainable energy advocacy is characterized by a blend of academic excellence, grassroots engagement, and a relentless drive to affect positive change in marginalized communities.