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The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220


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(866) 988-BUSH (2874)
bushschoolonline@tamu.edu

Extended Education

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220

EMPSA Admissions


Application Requirements

Admissions occur every fall, summer and spring semester. All application materials, transcripts, and scores must be received by the deadline! The upcoming application deadlines are as follows:

Spring 2018 EMPSA Application Deadlines
US Applicants: Sunday, December 3, 2017
International Applicants: Sunday, November 5, 2017

  • To apply, you must have at least five years professional experience or equivalent, and a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Online Application. Texas Common Application www.applytexas.org
    For the target university, select Texas A&M University (College Station).
    In the “Select your major,” drop-down menu, select Executive Bush School – Public Service and Admin, M.P.S.A
  • Application Fee. A nonrefundable $65 application fee. International students: application fee is $90.
  • Official Transcripts and Records. Official transcripts for all colleges or universities attended. Official transcripts sent to Texas A&M University’s Office of Graduate Admissions (see Official Transcripts and Records section for submission requirements).
  • Resume (professional experience must be included.)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE or GMAT scores no older than five years
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency, which may be satisfied by
    • a minimum TOEFL score (from a test date within two years) of 550 for paper-based testing (p-BT) or 80 for Internet-based testing (i-BT), or
    • a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band, or
    • completion of all years of a bachelor's degree or higher at a US accredited university.

Official Transcripts and Records

Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, including summer school courses and study abroad. An official statement of the award of a degree or diploma is required for each degree completed. Note to TAMU students/alumni: Do NOT submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University; we will download your transcript as we process your application.

Transcripts can be submitted in these ways:

  • official: sent directly from your registrar (ask for the available options); or
  • electronically through AVOW, SPEEDE, eSCRIPT-SAFE, or National Clearing House; or
  • mailed to Texas A&M Graduate Admissions Processing (using the addresses above) in a sealed envelope with the registrar's signature across the seal; include the Document ID Sheet if possible.
  • NOTE: Photocopies or other duplications, such as notarized copies and faxes, are not considered official.

If the transcripts or marksheets are from a university outside the United States, they are to be signed by the registrar, controller of examinations, or president of the university issuing the document. Official records are to be in the language of instruction, accompanied by official translation in English, if necessary. Only translations sent directly from the institution attended or from a recognized translator are considered official.

(US Postal Service)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001
NOTE: Photocopies or other duplications, such as notarized copies and faxes, are not considered official.

(Overnight or Hand Delivery)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
General Services Complex
750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1601
0200 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-0200
(979) 845-1060

Texas A&M University is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Credentials scheduled by overnight mail carriers for Saturday delivery will be delivered and accepted by the University on the next business day.

Professional Résumé

Provide a current résumé. Include the following sections.

  • Name and contact information
  • Education
    • Undergraduate institution; include month/year completed (or to be completed)
    • Degree earned (with major, minor)
    • Current overall GPA (you can also add a last 60 hour or major GPA)
    • List additional undergraduate or graduate degrees and certificates, as necessary
    • Optional
      • Relevant/highlighted courses you’d like to list
      • Academic honors and awards
  • Relevant work/internship experience
    • List work or internship experiences related to public service, to include government, nonprofits, educational institutions, military service, and other relevant areas
  • Leadership, service, organizational memberships, and honors
    • List your involvement in any related activities YOU want to highlight. Indicate the organization, position/role you assumed, the duration/dates involved, and the time involved per week/month/semester.
  • Other (optional)

Email your résumé to bushschoolonline@tamu.edu with the subject “EMPSA Application – Resume for [your name].”

Statement of Purpose

In 750 words or less, tell us your goals for obtaining an EMPSA. Also describe your professional-level experience. Include the number of years of your professional or managerial experience, and describe the range of your experiences. Address questions such as the following: What did you do? What were your duties and responsibilities? What were some of your achievements? Describe the unique value that you will bring to the program. Include your full name on each page of the statement.

Email your statement of purpose to bushschoolonline@tamu.edu with the subject “EMPSA Application – Statement for [your name].”

Test Scores

Required test scores (GRE preferred) should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to the Bush School of Government and Public Service or Texas A&M University (GRE Code 6003 or 6005/GMAT Code 7B7-K9-03) and be from a test date within five years of the date the Apply Texas application is submitted.

We do not waive test score requirements, and we do not have minimum admissions scores. An application is incomplete without scores, and files will not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee until they are received. We recommend tests be completed six weeks in advance of the priority deadline.

TOEFL/IELTS Scores

Texas A&M University requires that applicants from non-English speaking countries present a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 80 ibt (Internet) or 550 pbt (paper) or an International English Language Testing System Test (IELTS) score of at least 6.0 overall band. The Bush School prefers a TOEFL score of 100 ibt (Internet) or 600 pbt (paper) or 7.0 IELTS score.

TOEFL scores should be sent directly from the testing service to Texas A&M University (Code 6003); there is no institutional code for the IELTS, but tests should be mailed to the address below and be from a test date within two years of the date the Apply Texas application is submitted. You may verify receipt of your official scores by e-mailing the contact below. Include your name (as given on the test), date of birth, UIN, type of test, date of test, and date you requested scores to be sent.

Data and Research Services
Texas A&M University
4239 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4239
E-mail: dars@tamu.edu

More information is found on the Texas A&M website at http://admissions.tamu.edu/international/graduate.

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Extended Education

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220


Contact

(866) 988-BUSH (2874)
bushschoolonline@tamu.edu

Extended Education

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220

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