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Career Outcomes

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

2021 Placement Data (PDF)

 

MPAff Placement Data by Sector

Data represents employment status at six months post-LBJ Commencement

Total AY 2020–2021 Graduates    
Total Responses: 61    
City, County, or Other Local Government in the Same Country as the Program 11 18.0%
National or Central Government in the Same Country as the Program 7 11.5%
Nonprofit, Domestic Oriented 18 29.5%
Nonprofit/NGOs Internationally Oriented 1 1.6%
Private Sector, Research/Consulting 14 23%
Private Sector, Not Research/Consulting 3 4.9%
State, Provincial, or Regional Government in the Same Country as the Program 7 11.5%
TOTAL 61 100%

MPAff 2021 Placement Data by Sector

 

 

MPAff Placement Data by Location

Total AY 2020–21 Graduates    
Total Responses: 59    
Texas 34 57.6%
Washington, DC 12 20.3%
Other parts of the U.S. 11 18.6%
International 2 3.4%
TOTAL 59 100%

MPAff 2021 Placement Data by Location

 

MPAff Average Salary by Sector

MPAff Average Salary by Sector

 

MGPS Placement Data by Sector

Data represents employment status at six months post-LBJ Commencement

Total AY 2020–21 Graduates    
Total Responses: 36    
City, Country or Local Government in the Same Country as the Program 1 2.8%
Military 2 5.6%
National or Central Government in the Same Country as the Program 5 13.9%
Nonprofit, Domestic Oriented 8 22.2%
Nonprofit/NGOs, Internationally Oriented 4 11.1%
Private Sector, Research/Consulting 6 16.7%
Private Sector, Not Research/Consulting 8 22.2%
State, Provincial, or Regional Government in the Same Country as the Program 2 5.6%
TOTAL 36 100%

MGPS 2021 Placement Data by Sector

 

MGPS Placement Data by Location

Total AY 2020–21 Graduates    
Total Responses: 37    
Texas 19 51.4%
Washington, DC 10 27.0%
Other Parts of the U.S. 4 10.8%
International 4 10.8%
TOTAL 37 100%

MGPS 2021 Placement Data by Location

 

MGPS Average Salary by Sector

MGPS 2021 average salary by Sector

 

Where MPAff graduates landed jobs

EMPLOYER POSITION
Accenture Senior Consulting Analyst
AES Corporation eMobility Manager
American Immigration Council State & Local Policy Associate
American Institutes for Research (2) Research Associate (2)
Austin Public Health Emergency Planning Officer
Boston Consulting Group Senior Consultant
Capital Metro Deputy Chief of Staff
Children's Defense Fund Health Policy Associate
Children's Defense Fund Communications Associate
City and County of Denver Auditor's Office Associate Auditor
City of Austin Marketing Communications Consultant
City of Austin Information Security Office Program Manager
City of Austin, Office of Police Oversight Complaint Specialist
CohnReznick Consultant 1
Deloitte Consulting (2) Senior Consultant (2)
Department of Family Protective Services Auditor
Ethiopian Community Development Council Reception and Placement Program Coordinator/Lead Case Manager
FUSE Corps — City of Austin Executive Public Policy Fellow
Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future — State of Maine Policy Analyst
Guidehouse Inc. State & Local Government Consultant
Guidehouse Inc. Managing Consultant, State & Local Government
Guidehouse Inc. Senior Consultant
Harris County Justice Administration Department Justice Policy Research Analyst
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health / Prosumers International Policy Fellow
Holmes Structural Designer
Human Restoration Project Director of Development
Humanities Texas Grants Program Officer
Jefferson County, Oregon Health Equity and Education Coordinator
Kids in Need of Defense Policy Analyst
LBJ School of Public Affairs Social Science/Humanities Research Associate IV
Marathon Capital Investment Banking Associate
Mathematica Health Policy Analyst
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Project Coordinator
Meta FX Content Designer
MITRE Health Policy Analyst
National Young Farmers Coalition Project Management and Impact Evaluation Coordinator
Oregon Office of Rural Health Program Manager, Rural Population Health
Pratt & Whitney Crisis Management and Data Analyst
Public Strategies Washington Policy Fellow
SRI International, Center for Innovation Policy and Strategy Policy Research Analyst
Strategic Economics Associate
Texas Appleseed Policy Associate
Texas Dept. of Transportation Federal Liaison, Government Affairs Division
Texas Senate Field Representative
Texas Workforce Commission State Pre-K Partnership Associate Director
The Carter Center Technical Advisor, Guinea Worm Eradication Program
The Council of State Governments Justice Center Content Development Specialist
They Them Consulting Chief Executive Officer
TIP Strategies Associate Consultant
Travis County Planning & Budget Office Budget Analyst
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Program Officer, Trafficking Victim Assistance Program
U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment and Training Administration Workforce Development Specialist
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Management & Program Analyst, Strategic Planning and Performance Division
U.S. Government Accountability Office (2) Analyst (2)
U.S. House of Representatives Legislative Assistant
U.S. House of Representatives Special Assistant
U.S. House of Representatives Digital Director
UT Law Senior Program Coordinator
Witt O'Brien's Policy Analyst

 

Where MGPS graduates landed jobs

EMPLOYER POSITION
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Senior Policy Associate
American Institutes for Research Research Associate
Central Coast Community Energy Manager of Energy Contracts & Compliance
Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) Advocacy Associate
Dept. of Labor, Employment and Training Administration Workforce Development Specialist
Firefly Aerospace International Trade Compliance Specialist
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Consultant
IDEA Public Schools Data Analyst
Integrity Business Officer
Maximus Summer Intern
Meta Dangerous Organizations Policy Manager
MITRE Senior Business Strategist
NNSA (Northwest Pacific Laboratory) Graduate Fellow
Norton Rose Fulbright Associate Attorney
Orchard Contract Operations Analyst
Q-Energy Deutschland GmbH Project Manager, Development
Refugee Services of Texas Afghan Placement and Assistance Manager
RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service Project Manager for Data Initiatives
SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions Research Analyst
Sellers Dorsey Associate Consultant
Stratfor — a RANE company Eurasia Analyst
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Law Clerk
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Transparency Analyst
Texas Dept. of Public Safety Analyst
Texas House of Representatives Legislative Correspondent
The Alliance Resettlement Programs Coordinator
The Soufan Center Research Associate
TikTok Advertising Policy Manager
U.S. Government Accountability Office Analyst
U.S. Senate Staff Assistant
U.S. State Department Economic Officer
U.S. State Department Foreign Service
VF Corporation Sustainability & Responsibility Reporting Analyst
Witt O'Brien's Policy and Legislative Analyst
Zeihan on Geopolitics Research Analyst

 

Graduation Rates (Complete data in PDF)

MPAff 2017 Entry Grad Stats (MPAff allows part-time students)

Program Entry Year # Entry Time to Grad-Median # 19 months to Grad or less (Sp2019) or before # 22 months to Grad (Su2019) # 26 months to Grad (Fa2019) #30 months to Grad (Sp2020) # 34 months to Grad (Su2020) # +36 months to Grad # Exit Program-No Degree # In Progress (as of Sp2022) % Grad Rate
MPAff 2017 79 19 months or 4 semesters or 1.5 years or Sp 2019 44 (55%) 4 (5%) 5 (6%) 9 (11%) 2 (2%) 4 (5%) 7 (8%) 4 (5%) 91%
MPAff-DUAL 2017 24 30 months or 6 semesters or 2.5 years or Sp2020 8 (33%) 2 (8%) 10 (42%) 2 (8%) 0 0 0 2 (8%) 100%

 

MGPS2017 Entry

Program Entry Year # Entry Time to Grad-Median # 19 months to Grad or less (Sp2019) or before # 22 months to Grad (Su2019) # 26 months to Grad (Fa2019) #30 months to Grad (Sp2020) # 34 months to Grad (Su2020) # +36 months to Grad # Exit Program-No Degree # In Progress (as of Sp2022) % Grad Rate
MGPS 2017 42 19 months or 4 semesters or 1.5 years or Sp2019 24 (57%) 3 (7%) 4 (9%) 3 (7%) 0 1 (2%) 7 (16%) 0 83%
MGPS-DUAL 2017 13 30 months or 6 semesters or 2.5 years or Sp2020 2 (15%) 0 0 9 (69%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 0 0 100%

 

MPAff 2018 EntryGrad Stats (MPAff allows part-time students)

Program Entry Year # Entry Time to Grad-Median # 19 months to Grad or less (Sp2019) or before # 22 months to Grad (Su2019) # 26 months to Grad (Fa2019) #30 months to Grad (Sp2020) # 34 months to Grad (Su2020) # +36 months to Grad # Exit Program-No Degree # In Progress (as of Sp2022) % Grad Rate
MPAff 2018 59 Sp2020-19 months or less 44 (75%) 5 (8%) 3 (5%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 0 5 (8%) 5 (8%) 91%
MPAff-DUAL 2018 26 Sp2020-19 months or less 14 (54%) 0 0 9 (35%) 0 2 (8%) 0 1(3%) 100%

 

MGPS 2018 EntryGrad Stats

Program Entry Year # Entry Time to Grad-Median # 19 months to Grad or less (Sp2019) or before # 22 months to Grad (Su2019) # 26 months to Grad (Fa2019) #30 months to Grad (Sp2020) # 34 months to Grad (Su2020) # +36 months to Grad # Exit Program-No Degree # In Progress (as of Sp2022) % Grad Rate
MGPS 2018 28 Sp2020-19 months or less 23 (82%) 14 (4%) 2 (7%) 1 (4%) 0 0 0 0 100%
MGPS-DUAL 2018 7 Sp2021-30 months 1 (14%) 2 (28%) 0 4 (58%) 0 0 0 0 100%