This program, which started in 1981, is truly multidisciplinary with the flexibility to pursue a wide range of interests.  You will receive instruction and your research will be supervised by faculty from nationally recognized, top-ranked departments.   Outside of traditional schools or departments, students can work with scientists at the Energy Institute which fosters interdisciplinary interactions among colleges and schools across campus, while serving as a portal for external audiences interested in learning more about energy research carried out at The University of Texas at Austin.

Jackson School Academic Rankings

Source: U.S. News & World Report (published as America’s Best Graduate Schools: 2017 Edition).

No. 8—Overall Graduate Program, Earth Sciences
No. 5—Earth Sciences Specialty, Geology

Petroleum Engineering Academic Rankings

Source: U.S. News & World Report (published as America’s Best Graduate Schools: 2017 Edition).

No. 1—Overall Graduate Program, Petroleum Engineering

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Source: U.S. News & World Report
No. 11—Overall Graduate Program, Public Affairs

McCombs School of Business

Source: U.S. News & World Report
No. 16—Overall Graduate Program, Business