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Texas A&M University

Bush School of Government & Public Service

The Bush School opened its doors on the Texas A&M University campus in 1997. The University’s service and leadership ideals, which reflect those of our namesake, George H.W. Bush, are a guiding force in our instruction. We offer a high-quality and affordable education for those who desire careers in public service and international affairs. Why should you consider our Master of International Affairs (MIA)? Because it offers several distinguishing qualities.

First, our MIA provides an exceptional graduate education in international affairs at relatively moderate costs. In fact, every degree student receives a merit scholarship and pays residency rates. For example, for the entering class in fall 2018, tuition/fees were ~$12,500 a year and the median merit scholarship was $5,000 per year.

Second, its faculty and staff have a singularity of focus working exclusively with professional master’s degree students, and its faculty represent a range of key disciplines. Many join us with distinguished careers in public service to include the State Department, CIA, USAID, RAND, and more.

Third, the Bush School is integrated into a major research university with an array of professional colleges that offer teaching and research that enrich an international affairs education (from nuclear engineering to rural public health, from international agriculture to geosciences).

Furthermore, the MIA offers career tracks in National Security and Diplomacy and International Development and Economic Policy, along with a multitude of concentration courses to develop focused studies. Some of those concentrations include conflict and development, international NGOs, international economic development, American diplomacy, intelligence, homeland security, international politics, and regional studies in the Middle East, China, and Europe.

Despite the young age of the Bush School, its graduates have quickly established themselves in exciting careers in government, nonprofits, international organizations, think tanks, international financial institutions, and businesses.

On-Campus Degrees:
Master of International Affairs (48 hrs)
Master of International Policy (30 hrs; 6+ yrs exp)
Master of Public Service and Administration (48 hrs)

Online Options:
Executive Master of Public Service and Administration (online; 39 hrs; 5+ yrs exp)
Graduate Certificate in Advanced International Affairs (online, on-campus; 12 hrs)
Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security (online, on-campus; 15 hrs)
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management (online, on-campus; 12 hrs)
Graduate Certificate in Public Management (online, on-campus; 12 hrs)

Degree Programs

  • Master of Public Service and Administration
  • Master of International Affairs
  • Certificate in Advanced International Affairs
  • Certificate in Homeland Security
  • Certificate in Nonprofit Management

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