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The University of Texas at Austin
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, established at The University of Texas at Austin in 1970, offers a professional program in public policy and administration for students interested in pursuing careers in government and public affairs-related areas of the private and nonprofit sectors. Offerings include a regular Master of Public Affairs program, a mid-career master's program, and eight programs leading to joint degrees. A Ph.D. in Public Policy degree program provides advanced training in policy research and analysis. The school also sponsors a variety of nondegree training programs for public administrators and elected officials.
The LBJ School's thirty regular faculty members represent a variety of academic disciplines, ranging from political science and economics to engineering and community and regional planning. The curriculum combines coursework in political economics, public financial management, and analytic methods with a practical application sequence that includes client-oriented policy research projects and agency internships.
Located on the eastern edge of the UT Austin campus adjacent to the LBJ Presidential Library, the LBJ School has earned a national reputation for its teaching, research, and public service programs. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the school was ranked fifth in the nation among schools of public affairs by U.S. News and World Reportin its 1998 rankings of university programs.
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