Still have questions? Here's more information about applying to the LBJ School.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
- LBJ Admissions Team Blog: A guide to the admissions process for the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
- See what MPAff student Irving Calderon had to say about how Open House answered his questions and convinced him LBJ was the right choice.
- Check out our webinars for prospective students
- Contact the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
Online submission of the graduate school application is completed through ApplyTexas, the common application for Texas public universities. Create your account at ApplyTexas by visiting goapplytexas.org. Once the application is complete, you will receive access to your MyStatus page. There, you may upload your resume, statement of purpose and letters of recommendation. For information on submitting transcripts and GRE scores, visit The University of Texas Graduate School website at gradschool.utexas.edu.
Application fee waivers are handled through the UT Graduate School. You can find more information at gradschool.utexas.edu/how-to-apply.
Yes, all international students whose first language is not English must take provide scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. The LBJ School does not accept International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam scores.
For the 2021–22 application cycle (Fall 2022 entry), the LBJ School is offering a temporary waiver of the GRE due to the unique challenges brought on by COVID-19. The GRE is optional for this cycle only and applicants may submit a GRE score if they feel it will strengthen their application.
Yes. A new statement of purpose, resume and letters of recommendation must all be submitted to be reconsidered for admission.
No. The LBJ School accepts applicants from a variety of undergraduate majors and seeks to form a class of students who bring a diverse set of experiences and perspectives to the school. Our students come from a variety of disciplines such as government, education, energy, engineering, business, health care, journalism and more.
After submitting your ApplyTexas application, you will receive access to your MyStatus page, where you will receive updates.
At this time, deferrals are only granted on a case-by-case basis.
No, LBJ does not require a deposit. The only item needed to secure your spot is your signed acceptance form and formal acceptance via MyStatus.
Financial aid applications are handled through the UT Financial Aid Office (gradschool.utexas.edu/finances/financial-aid). Your application materials will be used for fellowship consideration through the LBJ School — you do not have to submit any additional materials.
Yes. LBJ students hold these types of positions across campus, and most begin their employment search in the summer.