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

The LBJ School begins accepting applications each September, with the priority funding deadline Dec. 15. Read on for helpful recorded webinars, student videos and more, to help you put your best foot forward in the application process.

Learn more:

  • Register for an upcoming information session.
  • View our archived webinars below to learn about the application process at LBJ, student life, as well as the academic experience.
  • Hear what current LBJ students have to say about their time at the school.
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2020 Webinars

  • Get to Know LBJ: Meet the Associate Dean for Students
    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020
    Watch the webinar

    Topics of Discussion:
    • Program Overview
    • Why LBJ?
    • Application Process
    • Q&A
  • Ph.D. Application and Program Overview
    Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
    Watch the webinar

    Topics of Discussion:
    • Program Overview
    • Application Requirements
    • Q&A
  • Get to Know LBJ: DC Concentration Program Overview
    Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, Noon–1 p.m. CT
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    Link to join will be provided via email

    Topics of Discussion:
    • Program Overview
    • Why LBJ?
    • Application Process
    • Q&A
  • Get to Know LBJ: Student Experiential Opportunities — Policy Research Project
    Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, Noon–1 p.m. CT
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    Topics of Discussion:
  • Careers and Professional Development
    Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, Noon–1 p.m. CT
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    Topics of Discussion:
    • Internship requirement
    • Professional Deelopment Certificate
    • Civic Engagement Program
    • Career Outcomes for LBJ School degree programs
    • Q&A

 

2019 Archived Webinars

  • Get to Know LBJ: Meet the Associate Dean for Students and Current LBJ Students
    Monday, Oct. 14, 2019
    Watch the webinar

    Topics of Discussion:
    • Program Overview
    • Why LBJ?
    • Customized Experience
    • Experiential Opportunities
    • Centers/Research and Faculty
    • Faculty
    • Alumni Network
    • Student Services
    • Student Profiles
    • Q&A
  • LBJ School DC Concentration — Program Overview
    Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
    Watch the webinar

    Topics of Discussion:
    • Program Description
    • Logistics
    • Course overview
    • Attributes
    • Experiential opportunities
    • Application tricks and tips from your perspective
    • Student profile/experiences
    • Q&A
  • All about the LBJ Ph.D. in Public Policy, with Dr. Kate Weaver, assistant dean for students, and Ph.D. Graduate Adviser Chandler Stolp
    Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
    Watch the webinar

    Topics of Discussion:
    • Program Description
    • Program structure
    • Course requirements
    • Attributes
    • Application information
    • Q&A
  • Admissions Fellowships at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
    Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
    Noon–12:30 p.m. CST
    Watch the webinar

    Topics of Discussion:
    • LBJ Fellowships Overview
    • Deadlines
    • Types of Fellowships Offered
    • Considerations
    • How to apply
    • Q&A
  • LBJ School — Application Tips and Tricks
    Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
    Noon–1 p.m. CST
    Watch the webinar

    Topics of Discussion:
    • Introduction and OSAA Overview
    • LBJ Program Overview
    • Application Deadlines
    • Application Procedures Overview
    • Tips and Tricks/Helpful Suggestions
    • Open House invite
    • Q&A

 

2018 Archived Webinars

  • Meet the Dean: On Dec. 13, Dean Angela Evans shared thoughts on a public affairs education and her vision for the LBJ School.
  • Applying from the military: Veterans, active-duty, Hazelwood benefit and more: This Nov. 26 webinar focused on the experience of LBJ students affiliated with the military, including things like the application process, curricular details, school-military balance and more. Current LBJ students Brandon Podojil, Nathan Bumagny and Christopher Piskai will join to talk about their experience.
  • Career Management: On Oct. 31, Career Resource Specialists Lauren Berryhill and Nikesha Rollack discussed the services at the LBJ School that can help you land that required internship and find the job you've been looking for after graduation.
  • Virtual Information Session: On Oct. 11, Graduate Program Coordinators Amy Pakes and Laura Roach, Graduate Admissions and Program Coordinator Gwen Kelso, and Career Resource Specialists Lauren Berryhill and Nikesha Rollack held an online session on the LBJ School's degree programs and career assistance.
  • The LBJ School Culture: A Student Perspective: Also on Oct. 8, Graduate Admissions and Program Coordinator Gwen Kelso joined Master of Global Policy Study (MGPS) student Holly Buttrey and Master of Public Affairs (MPAff) student Laura Harbison to talk about what it's like to attend the LBJ School, from classes and student groups to going to grad school in Austin and what makes our school like no other.