A bachelor's degree from a certified college or university. You must submit official transcripts for all senior undergraduate and graduate institutions that you have attended.
A minimum of seven years of experience in the applicant’s field showing progressively greater levels of responsibility in management leadership positions.
Three letters of recommendation from professional colleagues who are familiar with your (a) managerial performance and ability, and (b) motivation to conduct graduate work. During the admissions process, you will have the opportunity to provide the names, titles, and email addresses of your colleagues. They will be contacted by the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) and given the address of a secure web site used to upload their letters. Please refer to the ApplyTX Application Notes below for detailed information on this process. You will have the opportunity to resend requests for a recommendation, provide an alternate email address, or suggest a new recommender.
A personal statement of purpose (recommended 2-5 pages) on your leadership experiences and aspirations. This essay may include details about your managerial experience, career aspirations, and how you believe completion of the LBJ School of Public Affairs EMPL program contributes to those career aspirations.
A current resume that includes work experience, internships, volunteer work, awards, special recognition, and accomplishments.
A GRE, current or expired, is welcome but not necessary.
An interview with members of the admissions committee will be arranged for candidates in November and December. Interviews are by invitation only.