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The MPAff program is organized so that formal coursework in theory and relevant analytical skills are reinforced with ongoing opportunities for practical application. In order to enroll in the quantitative core sequence, an entering student must have completed either formal undergraduate coursework in calculus and statistics or passed the validation exam. A required internship between the first and second years provides direct contact with the operating realities of government, nonprofits, and advocacy organizations. Students may follow a general program of study or may choose to declare a specialization by focusing the scope of their second-year studies in one of seven policy areas.

The general degree program consists of 48 semester hours.

  • Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
  • Advanced Policy Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
  • Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
  • Policy Research Project
  • Policy Development
  • Public Finance Management
  • Public Management

Electives, selected from multiple sections in the following areas:

  • Advanced Topics in Public Policy
  • Advanced Topics in Management
  • Approved elective courses in other UT Austin departments
  • Professional Report
  • Internship

USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


Program requirements

A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a comparable degree from a foreign academic institution.A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or comparable grade point average in upper-division work (junior- and senior-level courses) and in any graduate work already completed. Letters of recommendationGMAT/GRE ScoresResumeScanned copies of official transcripts English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

Graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin generally support themselves in one of the following ways: departmental aid in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships; fellowships administered by the Office of Graduate Studies; need-based financial aid administered by the Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS), and outside funding or employment.

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