New Master of International Policy Announced at the Bush School of Government and Public Service

April 26, 2018

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Dean Mark Welsh announced the Bush School will offer a new Master of International Policy at the Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service. Designed as a non-thesis master’s degree program for mid-career professionals, the degree will require the completion of 30 credit hours.

The degree is offered in residence (with an option of taking up to 6 credits online) on the Texas A&M University, College Station campus. It is designed to offer mid-career professionals the opportunity to further their education and deepen their knowledge of international relations. Students may select either the National Security and Diplomacy (NSD) track or the International Development and Economic Policy (IDEP) track. The curriculum consists of two required courses, the Theory and Practice of International Politics and Fundamentals of the Global Economy. Students will additionally take five courses in either the NSD or IDEP track; the remaining three courses are electives. The full degree can be completed in an eleven-month period. 

Dr. F. Gregory Gause, Head of the International Affairs Department, said that “the program is constructed for mid-career professionals who have the opportunity to spend a year of study.  It provides maximum flexibility for students to concentrate in the areas where they seek to develop their skills and knowledge.”

A minimum of six years of professional experience in the field of international affairs, broadly defined, is required for entry to the program. Areas of study include diplomacy; intelligence; nuclear security; cyber policy; grand strategy; conflict and development; international economic development; and regional studies of the Middle East, Europe, and China.  Visit our website for more information about the program.

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