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University of Texas - Austin — LBJ School of Public Affairs

Program Type:
Master's International
LBJ School of Public Affairs
Degrees Awarded:
Global Policy Studies (MGPS), Public Affairs (MPAff)
Admissions Deadlines:

Early January

Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
Program Founded:
October, 2010


The MI program at the LBJ School of Public Affairs produces graduates with an impressive portfolio of academic and practical skills for potential employers, and invaluable life experiences unique to the international service component of the Peace Corps.


The LBJ School of Public Affairs offers the Master's International (MI) program for Peace Corps bound students pursuing one of two fields of study: the Master's of Public Affairs (MPAff) with a specialization in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies or the Master's of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) with a specialization in Energy, Environment and Technology.

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 ever increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. Drawing upon a world-renown, multidisciplinary faculty, a diverse and talented group of masters and Ph.D. students, and the resources of the University of Texas at Austin, one of the world's leading research universities, the LBJ School is positioned to help shape public policy for the 21st century.

Master in Global Policy Studies (MGPS) with a specialization in Energy, Environment, and Technology:
Students may earn 9 credit hours for Peace Corps service (6 hours of credit towards a policy research project and 3 hours of elective credit). Peace Corps service will also satisfy the LBJ School's internship requirement (zero credits), and, if applicable, service could satisfy the language requirement necessary for graduation (zero credits). The MGPS program consists of 49 credit hours (4 semesters) of academic study.

Master in Public Affairs (MPAff) with a specialization in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies:
Students may earn 6 credit hours for Peace Corps service. The MPAff program consists of 48 credit hours (4 semesters) of academic study.


Students must submit the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Prabhu Khalsa
Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator

LBJ School of Public Affairs
P.O. Box Y SHR 3.104E
Austin, Texas 78713-8925

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