Public affairs is such a comprehensive and dynamic field that it often defies simple definition. The concept of public affairs both encompasses and integrates a wide range of disciplines that include political science, economics, sociology, communications, international relations, administration, organizational management and many others.
Schools of public affairs succeed when they can expose students to a broad understanding of the theories and skills required for a career in public affairs, while also providing the flexibility and diversity necessary for specialization and practical experience that are also at the core of public policymaking.
The top-ranked curriculum at the LBJ School offers students the chance to work closely with a highly respected faculty, and to take advantage of the facilities and expertise made possible by our affiliation with the University of Texas at Austin.
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