Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are now open!
Application Timeline and Deadlines
Please read EMPL application instructions in its entirety before starting an application.
The Executive Master's in Public Leadership has two application rounds per year with two key dates each round: Application Deadline and Decision Dates. Read below for information on application requirements and assistance.
All complete applications will be reviewed in the order recieved. It is possible to hear back from EMPL admissions before the decision date.
Step 1. Collect Application Materials
Have the following information ready to complete your application.
Names, titles and email addresses for the three individuals who will be supplying your recommendation letters
Your Resume or CV (in pdf format)
Your Personal Statement (in pdf format)
Official copies of transcripts in PDF
Step 2. Create electronic ID (EID)
To complete the application, you must have an electronic ID (EID) provided by the University.
Once you obtain electronic EID, you have to complete an online application. You are not required to complete your application in one sitting. You will be offered the opportunity to save and continue at a later date.
This year we have opened the application for two rounds: Round 1 is August 31, 2018 and Round 2 is January 4, 2019 at midnight. Decisions will be given four weeks after deadline. It is possible to hear back from EMPL admissions before the decision date. All materials, including letters of recommendation and personal statement, must be in the system by this date.
Step 4. Upload relevant documents
After submitting your online application and paying your application fee, you will be directed to upload your resume and other supporting materials to a special UT server, which has file space for you. It is very important to remember that documents cannot be deleted once they are submitted. Please review the content and format of the documents before submitting. The system will only accept documents that are in PDF format.
Current Resume or CV:
Submit a current resume that includes work experience, internships, volunteer work, awards, special recognitions and accomplishments. Be sure to include your name and page number on each page of your professional resume.
Your statement of purpose should be uploaded into the same server and file space mentioned above. A document in standard essay format is required. There are no specific strict formatting requirements but please remember to double-space pages using normal 12-point font for ease of reading.
The statement of purpose should describe your leadership experiences and aspirations. This essay may include details about your managerial experience, career aspirations, and how you believe completion of the EMPL degree program contributes to those aspirations. Disregard any instructions on the online application regarding length. Your statement may be as long or as short as you feel is necessary.
Official transcripts should be uploaded to the GIAC server along with your CV and personal statement. Please upload official copies for all of your coursework. If admitted to the program, you must supply official transcripts to the University for all schools. These should only be schools from which you have received a degree.
Letters of Recommendation
The LBJ School requires three recommendation letters from professional colleagues who are familiar with your (a) managerial performance and ability, and (b) motivation to conduct graduate work.
The EMPL online application will allow you to list the names and e-mail addresses of your recommenders. Upon submission of your application, your recommenders will be sent an email containing instructions and a link for submitting their letters. They will be asked a short series of questions required by the University in order to submit a recommendation. Your recommenders will then be given the option to type or paste their letter into a text box or to upload it as a file. Please direct them to upload it as a file.
We are unable to modify the questions your recommenders will be asked on this page, so be sure to request that they address your managerial performance and ability, as well as your motivation to conduct graduate work in their letter. You must waive your rights to access these letters when you complete your application.
After your application is submitted and your application fee paid, additional recommenders may be added. If you failed to enter your recommenders' names, titles and email addresses when completing your application, you must do so by sending an email with that information to email@example.com.