Student Experience

Start your journey in a place that has it all.

Be part of a community of mavericks ready to attack the next generation of policy challenges.


The LBJ School is rooted in a strong tradition of governing through smart action.

If you are interested in policy solutions that have real-world impact, we invite you to discover the LBJ advantage. Fusing theory with practice, our curriculum prepares students to create tangible change in their communities and around the world. We value fresh perspectives, innovation and collaboration, and we believe every student has something unique to contribute.

Experience a lifelong connection that begins now. We’re excited to have you join us on this journey.

David W. Springer
Interim Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs


We Bring Policy to Life.

This is a remarkable moment in public policy. Hear from our current LBJ faculty about what sets us apart.

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A Gateway to Diverse Policy Communities

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Explore past internships of LBJ grads


Find powerful ideas, interesting people and lifelong connections.

The University of Texas

Explore the broader living and learning community of the Forty Acres

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Student Organizations

Engage with an inclusive and spirited community through extracurricular activities

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Gone to Texas

Experience the powerhouse of knowledge and culture that is UT Austin

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Life in Austin

Discover the creative, dynamic, entrepreneurial and unique city of Austin

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What’s Next?

Your LBJ journey doesn’t end at commencement. It’s just beginning.

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LBJ Graduates CAN and DO

LBJ alumna Laura Huffman has exemplified the school’s values through her career in public service. The state director for the Nature Conservancy in Texas was named the 2016 recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Public Service Award.

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