How to Apply

LBJ School students
How to Apply
Are you ready to follow your passion, enrich your education, catapult your career and make a difference?

Join our community. Please select a program to learn more about the application process and requirements.


Master of Public Affairs (MPAff)

Fall Application Deadlines:

  • Applications Open: Sept. 1
  • Priority Funding Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Final Deadline: March 15
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Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS)

Fall Application Deadlines:

  • Applications Open: Sept. 1
  • Priority Funding Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Final Deadline: March 15
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DC Concentration (MPAff)

Fall Application Deadlines:

  • Applications Open: Sept. 1
  • Priority Funding Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Final Deadline: March 15
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DC Concentration (MGPS)

Fall Application Deadlines:

  • Applications Open: Sept. 1
  • Priority Funding Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Final Deadline: March 15
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PhD in Public Policy

Fall Application Deadlines:

  • Applications Open: Sept. 1
  • Final Deadline: Dec. 1 
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Executive Master of Public Leadership

Fall Application Deadlines:

  • Applications Open: Sept. 1
  • Final Deadline: April 1
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LBJ Women's Campaign School

Fall Application Deadlines:

  • Applications Open: Sept. 1
  • Round One Priority Funding Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Round Two Deadline: Jan. 17
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Resources to help with your application process

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

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 2023–24 application cycle (Fall 2024 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.

International students also must submit TOEFL scores. We do not accept the IELTS. Visit UT's website for more information about test scores.

Why LBJ? MPAff faculty member Sherri Greenberg and MGPS faculty member Lorinc Redei on what makes LBJ programs unique.

Ready to submit your application?

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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