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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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Thursday September 21, 2023 - Thursday September 28, 2023, All day
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Hi! Join the LBJ Careers Team during this week to exploration career options and learning about opportunities available to students.
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Thursday September 28, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Strauss Center and Texas Law Career Services Office welcome Alamdar Hamdani, 24th United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, for a conversation on “Demystifying the United States Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice.”
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Tuesday October 3, 2023, 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Unveil the dynamic interplay in the transformation of our democratic future in our two-part series "Equity and the Future of Democracy."

News & Research

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Alumni Spotlight: Cesar Espinosa Martinez (MPAff '05 and PhD 2013)

Sept. 13, 2023
Since earning both a master’s degree and PhD from the LBJ School, Cesar Espinosa Martinez’s career has spanned national security, resilience and business strategy. A few years ago, he founded his own venture, Intelligence Mill, to provide businesses and organizations data-driven research, insights and solutions. Recently, he orchestrated a successful statewide tour fostering cross-border collaborations and talent pipelines, leaving an important mark in both Mexican and U.S. business spheres. Here, he and his wife tell us more about his time at the LBJ School.
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Hispanic Heritage Month at the LBJ School

Sept. 13, 2023
At the LBJ School, during this Hispanic Heritage Month, we are proud to celebrate the remarkable people and pursuits who enrich our community.
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Project to Tackle Effects of Extreme Climate Unveiled by Doggett, UT and City of Austin

Sept. 7, 2023
The University of Texas at Austin is leading a federally funded research project with the City of Austin to better understand the impact of extreme climate shifts on Texas communities and their infrastructure. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, who obtained initial approval for the project in a House appropriations bill, made the announcement today at UT.