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Career Outcomes

Career Outcomes

Our LBJ School graduates begin their careers across sectors and across the world.

May 2015 MPAff/MGPS Graduates

Where are our students employed?
Federal Government 6%
State Government 13%
Local Government 6%
Non-U.S. Government 4%
Military 1%
Private 29%
Nonprofit 27%
Education 8%

Where do our graduates live?
Washington, DC 19%
Texas 61%
Other parts of the U.S. 14%
International 5%

What are their salaries?
Federal Government $53,400
State Government $48,500
Local Government $45,000
Non-U.S. Government $43,100
Military $100,000
Private $73,000
Nonprofit $57,300
Education $47,200
  All Sectors $57,300

What is their policy focus?
Domestic 83%
International 21%
Both Domestic & International 3%
Unavailable 1%

Recent Student Internships


Ben Barnes Group

BBC Research and Consulting

Clean Energy Associates

Dell Foundation

Deloitte Consulting, LLP



The Asia Foundation

Center for International Policy

CCAPS: Climate Change and African Political Stability

Development Gateway

Discover Hope Fund

Dream Project


American Democracy Institute

American Civil Liberties Union

Austin Opportunity Youth Collaborative

(The) Carter Center: Americas Program

Center for American Progress

Center for Public Policy Priorities

Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas


Dept. of State

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Government Accountability Office

Homeland Security

Office of Management and Budget

National Park Service

National Endowment for the Arts


TX Council on Family Violence

TX Education Agency

TX Health and Human Services

TX Parks and Wildlife

TX Senate Committee on Education

State Senators

State Representatives

Texas Governor’s Office

Local (City)

City of Round Rock, City Manager's Office

Harris County Homeland Security Office of Emergency Management

Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development

Austin Auditors Office

Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

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Data submitted by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) break down employment trends, salary trends and industry comparisons with those seeking careers in public policy. To view this information, please visit their site.