Dual degrees programs are designed for students who wish to broaden their academic experience and enhance their career preparation by pursuing two complementary master’s degree programs.

Dual Program Degree: LBJ/ Engineering

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Cockrell School of Engineering offer a dual-degree program leading to the degrees of Master of Public Affairs (M.P.Aff.) and Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.).

Program Purpose

The program 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. Alumni currently hold positions in the offices of local, state, and national government agencies; engineering consulting firms; universities; and industries. The program allows a student to obtain a Master of Public Affairs degree in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs within two full years. To achieve this goal, the student will have three types of educational experiences:

  • Development of specific technical competence through graduate education within the traditional engineering disciplines and specialties.
  • Acquisition of skills related to policy analysis and program management through course work in political economy, statistics, systems analysis, management of human and financial resources, and the policy process in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
  • Experience in a "real world" context through summer internships, group projects, and independent research with public sector clients.

For more information on this program please visit “prospective students” section on the CAEE website.

The Department of Statistics Graduate Fellows Program

The SDS Graduate Fellows Program is a one semester appointment that provides guided experience in statistical consulting and dataset analysis. Students will learn how to consult on applied problems in a variety of different disciplines and will gain considerable experience in all aspects of the consulting role. Students may concentrate on either statistical or mathematical consulting.

Graduate Portfolio Programs

Portfolio programs are opportunities for students to obtain credentials in a cross-disciplinary academic area of inquiry while they are completing the requirements for a master's or doctor's degree in a particular discipline. A portfolio program usually consists of four thematically related graduate courses and a research presentation.

For a complete list of portfolio programs, visit the Graduate School website.