Application deadline for early funding is Dec. 15 — learn more | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Our application deadline for priority funding is Dec. 15. Find out what the LBJ School is like, how to apply, how to pay for it and more.

The application deadline for early funding for the 2020–21 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is Dec. 15. Here's an overview of the LBJ School's programs and application requirements.

Throughout the fall 2019 semester, the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions (OSAA) will be hard at work hosting webinar sessions and small-group information sessions for prospective students seeking answers to questions about all aspects of the application process, the culture of the LBJ School and what it has to offer both in terms of academics and student life. The sessions will also introduce some of our outstanding faculty and offered perspective on the search for internships during the program and jobs after graduation.

Sign up for a small-group information session to learn more, sign up for upcoming webinars or browse through the archive of OSAA webinars from 2018 below. Read how visiting the school helped MGPS student Sam Lee make his decision about which graduate program to attend. And SAVE THE DATE for the LBJ School Open House Nov. 14–15 in Austin. 


Fall 2019 OSAA Webinars
  • Get to Know LBJ: Meet the Associate Dean for Students and Current LBJ Students
    Monday, Oct. 14, 2019
    Watch the webinar

    Topics of Discussion:
    • Program Overview
    • Why LBJ?
    • Customized Experience
    • Experiential Opportunities
    • Centers/Research and Faculty
    • Faculty
    • Alumni Network
    • Student Services
    • Student Profiles
    • Q&A
  • LBJ School DC Concentration — Program Overview
    Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
    Watch the webinar

    Topics of Discussion:
    • Program Description
    • Logistics
    • Course overview
    • Attributes
    • Experiential opportunities
    • Application tricks and tips from your perspective
    • Student profile/experiences
    • Q&A
  • All about the LBJ Ph.D. in Public Policy, with Dr. Kate Weaver, assistant dean for students, and Ph.D. Graduate Adviser Chandler Stolp
    Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
    Watch the webinar

    Topics of Discussion:
    • Program Description
    • Program structure
    • Course requirements
    • Attributes
    • Application information
    • Q&A
  • Admissions Fellowships at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
    Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
    Noon–12:30 p.m. CST
    Watch the webinar

    Topics of Discussion:
    • LBJ Fellowships Overview
    • Deadlines
    • Types of Fellowships Offered
    • Considerations
    • How to apply
    • Q&A
  • LBJ School — Application Tips and Tricks
    Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
    Noon–1 p.m. CST
    Watch the webinar

    Topics of Discussion:
    • Introduction and OSAA Overview
    • LBJ Program Overview
    • Application Deadlines
    • Application Procedures Overview
    • Tips and Tricks/Helpful Suggestions
    • Open House invite
    • Q&A


Archive: Fall 2018 OSAA Webinars
  • Meet the Dean: On Dec. 13, Dean Angela Evans shared thoughts on a public affairs education and her vision for the LBJ School.
  • Applying from the military: Veterans, active-duty, Hazelwood benefit and more: This Nov. 26 webinar focused on the experience of LBJ students affiliated with the military, including things like the application process, curricular details, school-military balance and more. Current LBJ students Brandon Podojil, Nathan Bumagny and Christopher Piskai will join to talk about their experience.
  • Career Management: On Oct. 31, Career Resource Specialists Lauren Berryhill and Nikesha Rollack discussed the services at the LBJ School that can help you land that required internship and find the job you've been looking for after graduation.
  • Virtual Information Session: On Oct. 11, Graduate Program Coordinators Amy Pakes and Laura Roach, Graduate Admissions and Program Coordinator Gwen Kelso, and Career Resource Specialists Lauren Berryhill and Nikesha Rollack held an online session on the LBJ School's degree programs and career assistance.
  • The LBJ School Culture: A Student Perspective: Also on Oct. 8, Graduate Admissions and Program Coordinator Gwen Kelso joined Master of Global Policy Study (MGPS) student Holly Buttrey and Master of Public Affairs (MPAff) student Laura Harbison to talk about what it's like to attend the LBJ School, from classes and student groups to going to grad school in Austin and what makes our school like no other.