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Christian Galakas“The MGPS program has allowed me to indulge my intellectual interests while also learning tangible, marketable skills. I took history courses taught in Arabic in the Middle Eastern Studies department to improve my language capability while earning credit toward my degree.”

- Christian Glakas, MGPS

Desiree Ledet“There are so many opportunities for professional development. In my internships, I have helped organize conferences with U.S. and Mexican officials along the border about scrap tire management and household hazardous waste collection programs. I’ve developed great skills in program planning, networking, public speaking - you learn most when you’re out in the field, putting your knowledge into practice.”

- Desiree Ledet, MPAff

Emily Joiner“LBJ offers a wide variety of personal and professional opportunities. In just over a year, I was part of a human rights delegation to Ecuador, conducted a cost-benefit analysis of a community engagement project related to a natural gas pipeline, conducted field research on extractive industry projects in Peru, and participated in activist-scholar conferences that connected me with students who have similar interests.”

- Emily Joiner, MGPS

Jim Woodward“The more I read about the LBJ School and the specialties and dual degrees you could pursue, the more I liked it. I looked at programs both nationally and internationally and none of them would have allowed me to specialize like I have at Texas.”

-Jim Woodward, MPAff/Energy & Earth Resources Dual Degree


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Fall Open House Events and Information Sessions


September 14, 2015
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) Admissions Fair
Washington D.C.

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​September 15, 2015 5:30 - 7:30pm
LBJ School Prospective Student Reception
Washington D.C.

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September 17, 2015
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) Admissions Fair
Austin, Texas

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Important Dates

  • December 1, 2015:  Deadline for submitting applications to the PhD Public Policy program
  • December 1, 2015:  Deadline for submitting applications to the MPAff and MGPS programs
  • December 1, 2015:  Deadline for submitting applications to the MPAff DC and MGPS DC programs

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