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

LBJ by the Numbers



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Event Status
Tuesday April 4, 2023, 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Harry Ransom Center (HRC) Prothro Theater
The Honorable Christy Abizaid, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), gives a public talk on counterterrorism in an era focused on great power competition.
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Event Status
Monday April 10, 2023, 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
SRH 3.122
Dr. Robert P. Kadlec, former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and senior policy advisor for Pandemic Preparedness and Biosecurity to former Senator Richard Burr, delivers a briefing of the final report on the 20-month Senate investigation into the origins of COVID-19.
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Event Status
Monday April 17, 2023, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
LBJ First Floor Lobby
The Livability for Longevity Symposium discusses the evolving challenges faced by municipal entities in providing for the needs of a rapidly aging population.

News & Research

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The Honorable Jaime Lizárraga named 2023 graduation speaker at UT Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

March 22, 2023
The Honorable Jaime Lizárraga, an LBJ School graduate with more than 3 decades of public service experience, will return to The University of Texas at Austin in May to deliver the graduation address to the class of 2023.
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Willie Nelson Cements His Legacy as an Advocate for Rural America Through New Endowment

March 21, 2023
Willie Nelson’s lifelong advocacy for rural America has found its home through a new endowment at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
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Physical Education Policies in Schools Have Not Curbed Childhood Obesity

March 21, 2023
Laws that require physical education (PE) in elementary schools are not curbing the obesity epidemic, according to a new study from public policy researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Iowa.