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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 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, our current tuition/fees cost ~$13,500 a year (at resident rates, which all full-time MIA students pay) and the median merit scholarship is $5,000 per year. The more competitive you are, the more you can receive, including up to four Robertson Fellowships.

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 US Military, State Department, CIA, USAID, FBI, US Strategic Command, 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 public health to nuclear engineering, 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 American diplomacy, cyber security, conflict and development, defense policy, homeland security, intelligence, international economics and trade, international economic development, international NGOs, international politics, methods, pandemic preparedness and disaster response, women and peace, 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.

College Station Degrees:
nMaster of International Affairs (48 hrs)
nMaster of International Affairs-Master of Public Health (78 hrs; 3 yr)
nMaster of International Policy (30 hrs; 6+ yrs exp)
nMaster of Public Service and Administration (48 hrs)

DC Campus:
Master of International Policy (30 hrs; 6+ yrs exp)

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