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In-Residence Degree Programs

Master of Public Service and Administration
Master of International Affairs

Bush School Admissions Office

(979) 862-3476
bushschooladmissions@tamu.edu

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Online & In-Residence Certificates

Advanced International Affairs
Homeland Security
Nonprofit Management

1-866-988-BUSH (2874)
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Contact Admissions

In-Residence Degree Programs

Master of Public Service and Administration
Master of International Affairs

Bush School Admissions Office

(979) 862-3476
bushschooladmissions@tamu.edu

Contact Extended Education

Online & In-Residence Certificates

Advanced International Affairs
Homeland Security
Nonprofit Management

1-866-988-BUSH (2874)
bushschoolonline@tamu.edu

Application Advice

July 19, 2016

Now that I’ve received my diploma from the Bush School, I look back to when it all began and want to offer some sage advice to future applicants. Here are two thoughts to dwell upon in the application process.

Application essays:

Use your essays wisely – rather than tell the admissions committee what you want out of your time at the Bush School, showcase your strengths. There is such a huge emphasis on collaborative learning that highlighting your own individual achievements and how you will contribute to your class is a much better tactic.

What I wish I knew:

No matter how much you think you know about a program, there is always more to learn. I wish I had spoken to more students and conducted more website research on the School’s offerings so that I could narrow my priorities on what to study and which professors I wanted to interact with. With so many classes to choose from, and with so many professors with amazing experiences, I frequently found myself wishing I could stay longer to take all of the classes that interested me!

Also, bear in mind that you may come to the Bush School with your heart set on one career track, but your time here will open your eyes to the hundreds of ways that you can make a difference in the world. Be open to change and talk to everyone you can, from colleagues, to faculty and staff, and the diverse alumni network.


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Written by Jennifer Barber, MIA ‘16