University of Texas at Austin

www.utexas.edu/lbj/index.php

Overview

Since 1970, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a strong tradition of public service and cutting-edge research on the most compelling public policy challenges of our time. The School's mission is to develop leaders and ideas that will help our state, the nation, and the international community address critical public policy challenges in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. Drawing upon a world-renowned, multidisciplinary faculty; a diverse and talented group of masters and PhD students; and the resources of the University of Texas at Austin, one of the world's leading research universities, the LBJ School is well positioned to help shape public policy in the 21st century.

APSIA Membership: Full APSIA Member School

Addresses

General

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Box Y
Austin, TX 78713-8925

Admissions

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Box Y
Austin, Texas 78713-8925

Degree Requirements

Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) -

  • 22 hours of core courses
  • 15 hours of specialization
  • 9 hours of electives
  • 0-3 hours of internships

Master of Public Affairs (MPAff) -

  • 27 hours of common and flexible core courses
  • 21 hours of electives
  • 0-3 hours of internships

Fields of Specialization

Our degree programs include a Master of Public Affairs( MPAff), a mid-career MPAff sequence, a Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) and a Ph.D. in Public Policy. Masters' students have the opportunity to pursue dual degrees with a number of graduate programs across the University of Texas campus.

A unique feature of the masters' curriculum is a practical application sequence that includes client-oriented policy research projects and agency internships.

The MPAff is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

Fields of Specialization Include:

For the MGPS:

  • Development
  • Energy, Environment, and Technology
  • Global Governance and International Law
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Regional International Policy
  • Security, Law, and Diplomacy

    For the MPAff:

  • International Affairs
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies
  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Social and Economic Policy
  • Technology, Innovation and Information Policy
  • Urban and State Affairs

    Joint Degrees

    For the MGPS:

  • Business
  • Energy and Earth Resources
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies

    For the MPAff:

  • Advertising
  • Asian Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Communications Studies
  • Community and Regional Planning
  • Energy and Earth Resources
  • Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Radio, Television, and Film
  • Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies

    Core Courses

    For the MGPS Core Courses:

  • Analytical Methods for Global Policy Studies
  • Crisis Management
  • International Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Policy Making in a Global Age
  • The Nature of the International System
  • Policy Research Project (2 semesters)
  • Writing and Research in Global Policy Studies

    For the MPAff Common Core:

  • Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
  • Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
  • Public Finance Management Flexible Core:
  • Politics and Process
  • Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
  • Advanced Policy Economics
  • Public Management
  • Policy Research Project (2 semesters)
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