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Public Affairs

University of Texas at Austin

Master
24 months
Duration
18758 USD/year
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About

This degree program aims to provide students with the skills and understanding required for effective professional leadership in developing and implementing public policies. While there is no specific requirement to do so, Master of Public Affairs students may elect to organize their studies around certain areas of specialization. 

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Overview

The core curriculum in public affairs provides a general foundation for understanding the economic, political, analytical and management principles of policymaking.

With scores of electives and courses cross-listed with other units on campus every semester, students have a great degree of flexibility in designing a program of study that meets their specific policy interests. The MPAff program also offers three formal mechanisms for customizing a degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gateway to Executive Leadership
  • Topics in Public Policy and Law
  • Policy Research Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official score for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which the student is applying. International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed major. Evidence of adequate preparation varies by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of work, and personal statements
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18758 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9379 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18758 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9379 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9854 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4927 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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