Be part of a community of mavericks ready to attack the next generation of policy challenges.
Start your journey in a place that has it all.
Able to identify the best evidence-based solutions.
Proficient in the latest analytical methods. Ready to facilitate difficult, sometimes painful, public conversations. Capable of leading public and nonprofit organizations through turbulent times.
These are but a few of the competencies our students develop.
Through case discussions, problem sets, internships, fieldwork, and experiential research with world-class faculty you will become proficient in the skills and knowledge produced by the policy-relevant social sciences and allied professional schools.
But that is not all. You will become member of our diverse, esteemed and ever-expanding LBJ community of professionals committed to expanding prosperity, justice, equality and security.
Over 50 years ago President Lyndon B. Johnson challenged us to build a great society. We’re excited to have you join us on this ongoing journey.
Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Our curriculum is agile, geared toward a shifting global landscape and identifying new challenges as they emerge.
7:1 student-to-faculty ratio
experience an intimate classroom learning environment
17 dual degree and 13 specialization options across MPAff and MGPS programs
customize your degree to fit your interests
12 research centers
explore different areas of policy study
Year-long Policy Research Project
apply new knowledge to a client-created complex issue
400-hour internship placement
personalize your career path through real-world, hands-on research
We Bring Policy to Life.
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