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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 several 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, Latin America, China, and Europe.

As we celebrate 25 years, the Bush School finds pride in our graduates, who pursue exciting careers in government, nonprofits, national security agencies, international organizations, think tanks, government contracting, international financial institutions, and businesses.

College Station Degrees:
Master of International Affairs (48 hrs)
Master of International Affairs-Master of Public Health (78 hrs; 3 yr)
Master of International Policy (30 hrs; 4+ yrs exp)
Master of Public Service and Administration (48 hrs)

DC Campus:
Master of International Policy (30 hrs; 4+ yrs exp)
Master of National Security & Intelligence (42 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)
Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence (online, on-campus; 15 hrs)
Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Policy (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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As the Director, Community & Culture , under the direction of the Dean and in collaboration with school administration, you are responsible for oversight of the school’s community and culture, inclusion, diversity training and reporting, and related initiatives and programming.

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Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government & Public Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador John T. Hennessey-Niland to Professor of the Practice in the Department of International Affairs.

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Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government & Public Service is pleased to announce the appointment of David H. Bearce, Ph.D., as Head of the Department of International Affairs.

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A recent article on CNN.com titled “China endures summer of extreme weather as record rainfall and scorching heat wave cause havoc” has cited 2019 research completed by members of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP). The CNN article looks at the summer heat wave scorching China currently and cited the ISTPP research when discussing the reality that many Chinese are just beginning to realize the effects of climate change.

The 2019 ISTPP cited research was titled “Examining Public Concern about Global Warming and Climate Change in China” and studied to what degree Chinese citizens are concerned about the seriousness of global warming and climate change (GWCC) and looked at the key factors that shape their concern. The research project included Dr. Xinsheng Liu, Senior Research Scholar and Research Scientist at the Bush School, and the late Dr. Kent Portney, former director of the ISTPP.

The ISTPP was formed to fill a critical gap between science and technology research and public policy research. Through their research, scientists detect emerging problems that require policy actions to address them.

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The Albritton Center for Grand Strategy (CGS) 2022-23 Postdoctoral Fellow, Shahin Berenji, has published a new article with the National Interest, “Arms Alone Cannot Win the Peace in Ukraine.”

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Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government & Public Service kicks off a week of special events and programs in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. The celebration week takes place September 6th-10th on the Bush School’s College Station campus. REGISTER TO ATTEND One highlight of the celebration week will feature an evening with Dr. Ray M. Bowen,

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Albritton Center for Grand Strategy (CGS) Student Affiliate Ben Giltner recently published an article in the Chicago Tribune. Giltner’s piece, “Georgia’s desire to join Western alliance could spark conflict with Russia. The US should step in,” examines how the U.S. can help avoid a reignition of the Georgia-Russia conflict by following a grand strategy of restraint.

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