24 months
19040 USD/year
19040 USD/year
10204 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Engineering and Public Affairs MEng/MPAff dual degree offered at University of Texas at Austin is designed to prepare qualified engineering and public affairs students for careers at any level of government and in public policy related areas of the engineering profession.


The Engineering and Public Affairs MEng/MPAff dual degree offered at University of Texas at Austin is structured so that students can earn the MPAff and the Master of Science simultaneously. In general, a minimum of two full years is required to complete this program.

  • Year 1: Full academic year in the LBJ School, followed by a required summer internship with a governmental agency or other organization with a substantial public policy interest
  • Year 2: Full academic year in the School of Engineering, followed by thesis research in the summer after the academic year
  • Year 3: Remaining LBJ School courses (if needed) and completion of a master’s thesis in Engineering

Career Opportunities

Alumni currently hold positions in the offices of local, state and national government agencies, engineering consulting firms, universities and industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Policy Economics
  • Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
  • Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
  • Policy Research Project
  • Policy Development
  • Engineering
  • Public Financial Management
  • Public Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


66 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete ApplyTexas application
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (for international applicants)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current résumé
  • Personal statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9520 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    19040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9520 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10204 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5102 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Austin

1243 - 2304 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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