Public Leadership

Master of Public Leadership

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Campus address: Sid Richardson Hall (SRH) 3.104, phone (512) 471-4292, fax (512) 471- 8455; campus mail code: E2700

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, P O Box Y, Austin TX 78713

E-mail: lbjadmit@austin.utexas.edu

URL: https://lbj.utexas.edu

Facilities for Graduate Work

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is housed in Sid Richardson Hall, adjacent to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.

The LBJ School Computer Lab is reserved for public affairs students and is available 24 hours a day. It provides access to a variety of software useful for completing coursework such as ArcGIS and Stata. Ten dual-boot systems (run both Windows and macOS) are physically available in the lab along with four monitors that can be connected to a personal laptop using a ring of adapters. Additionally, the Computer Lab has 12 Windows systems available for remote connections which enable access to this software from a personal computer while off campus.

Area of Study

The Executive Master of Public Leadership (MPL) degree is designed for 21st century public leaders to cultivate modern-day leadership skills. The program combines substantial coursework, interaction with high-performing leaders, and simulations to help executives raise the bar on their own personal brand of leadership for the public they serve.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in the spring 2023 semester.

Gordon B Abner
Jacqueline L Angel
Richard Patrick Bixler
Michele Y Deitch
David J Eaton
Sherri R Greenberg
Martin Joseph Luby
Steven Wayne Pedigo
James Paul Pope
Stephen Slick
David W Springer
Jeremi Suri
Patrick P Wong

Admission Requirement

All applicants to the MPL program must satisfy the Graduate School’s general requirements for admission except an official score on the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE). MPL admission decisions also include consideration of the quality of an applicant's work experience, the applicant’s reasons for attending an executive program, letters of recommendation from employment supervisors, and an interview with the MPL program director. All admissions decisions will be made by the GSC for Public Leadership.

Additional information on degree requirements and the application process is available on the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs website.