Our second-round application deadline is MARCH 15. Get answers to all of your questions in this fall's webinars.
The Round 2 application deadline for priority funding for the 2019-20 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is fast approaching. There is time to gather the materials to apply — here's an overview of the LBJ School's programs and application requirements.
Throughout the fall 2018 semester, the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions (OSAA) has been hard at work holding webinar 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 have also introduced some of our outstanding faculty and offered perspective on the search for internships during the program and jobs after graduation.
A directory of this fall's webinars is below; find more on the LBJ School's YouTube page, and read how visiting the school helped MGPS student Sam Lee make his decision about which graduate program to attend.
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.
- Spotlight on the Strauss Center and the Clements Center: This Nov. 19 session highlighted two of the research centers at the LBJ School — the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security. Professors William Inboden, Robert Chesney, Stephen Slick and Kate Weaver joined to offer background and discuss their research and opportunities for LBJ students.
- LBJ Admissions Fellowships Overview: On Nov. 5, Amy Miller, the LBJ School's chief business officer, talked about the fellowships available to prospective students, and how they are allocated in the admissions process.
- 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.
- Program Deep Dive — MPAff and MGPS: On Oct. 29, Professors Sherri Greenberg, the faculty adviser for the MPAff program, and Lorinc Redei, the faculty adviser for MGPS, talked about the way each program combines the academic theory of the classroom with practical, hands-on experience, requirements and getting the most out of your master's program.
- DC Concentration: On Oct. 24, Washington Center Director Tom O'Donnell and Deputy Director Robin Boone discussed the specifics of the DC Concentration and all that the LBJ Washington Center has to offer in terms of Policy Apprenticeships and hands-on policy experience.
- Ph.D. in Public Policy program: On Oct. 18, Professor Victoria E. Rodríguez offered an overview of the Ph.D. program, from its core requirements to research and dissertation.
- 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 Faculty Perspective: On Oct. 8, Professor Kate Weaver and Wayne, one of our MPAff students, discussed the culture of the LBJ School — particularly the opportunities for students and faculty to work together.
- 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.