Apply for Texas LBJ graduate programs by the Dec. 1 deadline

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November 1, 2022

It’s important to get your applications in by Dec. 1 for the best chance of tuition and professional development funding. Dec. 1 is also the final deadline for Ph.D. applications. Have you finished your application to the Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs?

Plan your visit

Nov. 4 Virtual Open House:

A visit to the LBJ School can make all the difference. Texas LBJ School students, staff and faculty for our biggest recruiting event of the year: Open House! Happening virtually on November 4th, 2022, this is a great opportunity to learn about our curriculum, culture and student services to help you land an internship or job. Please RSVP here and view the schedule here.

Nov. 17 in-person recruitment event on Inclusion, Belonging, and the Student Experience:

This event is designed for all prospective public policy students who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging, and are committed to transforming the number of underrepresented communities in higher education and public leadership. Learn more about our degree programs; meet current students, alumni and school leadership; and work with peer mentors on personal statements and any questions on the application process. RSVP here.

Paying for graduate school

Texas LBJ School offers a world-class education, affordable tuition and several funding options to help students graduate with no debt. As part of a public state school, we offer one of the most affordable graduate programs of our kind. In addition, many students are able to secure funding through graduate research and teaching assistantships, student employment, fellowships, internship stipends, awards and more. Discover funding and financial aid here.

Please note: Applicants are automatically considered for merit-based fellowships during the admissions review process as long as funds remain available. No additional application is required.

Ready to apply?

Are you ready to transform your passions into solutions for a better world? Do you want world-class training on crafting effective policy? Are you ready to lead? Then join our community. Find your program to learn more about the application requirements. We’ve provided a helpful checklist for you too.

Application Checklist


What graduates say about Texas LBJ School:

“The LBJ School has been one of the core pillars of my existence and certainly any successes I’ve enjoyed.” Tim Delaney (Master of Public Affairs ’83), President & CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits



“What I owe to the school is more than my gratitude for this degree. What I owe is the sense of purpose that allowed me to stand for office.” Stacey Abrams (Master of Public Affairs ’98), Voting Rights Champion and Candidate for Georgia Governor


“The LBJ School sharpened the tools I needed to build a career in public policy. From developing analytical skills, to refining effective communication, to studying the lessons of history, I have called upon what I learned at LBJ in every job I've had since graduation.” Rachel Hoff (Master of Global Policy Studies ’14), Policy Director of the Ronald Reagan Institute