Admissions Process | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

How to Apply

How to Apply

Are you ready to follow your passion, enrich your education, catapult your career and make a difference? Then join our community. Please select a program to learn more about the application process and requirements.

Applications for Fall 2021 are open.

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

Test Scores
For the 2020-21 application cycle (Fall 2021 entry), the LBJ School is offering a one-time, 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. Please email the LBJ Admissions Team at lbjadmit@austin.utexas.edu to let us know if you will be submitting a score. We do not accept the IELTS. Visit UT's website for more information about test scores.

Questions?

Why LBJ? MPAff Graduate Advisor Sherri Greenberg and MGPS Graduate Advisor Lorinc Redei on what makes their programs unique.

Master of Public Affairs (MPAff)

How to Apply

Fall Application Deadlines:

  • Priority Funding Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Final Deadline: March 15

Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS)

How to Apply

Fall Application Deadlines:

  • Priority Funding Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Final Deadline: March 15

DC Concentration (MPAff)

How to Apply

Fall Application Deadlines:

  • Priority Funding Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Final Deadline: March 15

DC Concentration (MGPS)

How to Apply

Fall Application Deadlines:

  • Priority Funding Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Final Deadline: March 15

Ph.D. in Public Policy

How to Apply

Fall Application Deadline:

  • Dec. 15

Ph.D. Application and Program Overview

  • Oct. 8, 2020
  • WATCH: https://youtu.be/tluvfNoGmb8

Executive Master in Public Leadership (EMPL)

How to Apply

Summer Deadline:

  • Round 1 Deadline: Sept. 6
  • Round 2 Deadline: Jan. 3
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Applications for all LBJ School master's degree programs are now open. Take the next step. Find out more about how to get started today.

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Gwendolyn Kelso
Graduate Admissions and Program Coordinator