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 open: Sept. 4
Applicants are automatically considered for merit-based fellowships during the admissions review process as long as funds remain available. No additional application is required.

Questions? Check out our webinars for prospective students or contact the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions

Master of Public Affairs (MPAff)

How to Apply

Fall application deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: Dec. 15 (priority deadline for funding consideration)
  • Round 2 deadline: March 15

Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS)

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Fall application deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: Dec. 15 (priority deadline for funding consideration)
  • Round 2 deadline: March 15

DC Concentration (MPAff)

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Fall application deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: Dec. 15 (priority deadline for funding consideration)
  • Round 2 deadline: March 15

DC Concentration (MGPS)

How to Apply

Fall application deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: Dec. 15 (priority deadline for funding consideration)
  • Round 2 deadline: March 15

Ph.D. in Public Policy

How to Apply

Fall application deadline:

  • Dec. 1

Executive Master in Public Leadership (EMPL)

How to Apply

Summer deadline:

  • Round 1 deadline: Aug. 31
  • Round 2 deadline: Jan. 4
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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Gwendolyn Kelso
Graduate Admissions and Program Coordinator