Master of International Policy – The Bush School DC
Accepting applications now for Fall 2024.
Application decisions will be made within 2 to 3 weeks from when completed applications are submitted. For information on application procedures, please contact the Assistant Director of Admissions, Tory Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bachelor’s degree and four years of professional experience in international affairs, broadly understood. Such experience does NOT include educational experiences such as study abroad or undergraduate internships.
How to Apply
The Master’s of International Policy application is submitted through GradCAS, along with the applicant’s supporting documents.
- GradCAS Application
- Program Name: Master of International Policy (Washington, D.C.)
- Application Fee
- Pay non-refundable application fee – $89 for domestic applicants / $114 for international applicants
For international applicants, The Bush School DC requires additional documentation to the items listed below. Please visit our International Applicants page for more information.
Supporting documents can be uploaded directly into the GradCAS Portal.
Statement of Purpose:
In 750 words or less, please address the following topics in your personal statement:
- Highlight your background, skills, and interests (including details about your professional experience in the field)
- Who you are, your future goals, and research interests.
- How will obtaining the MIP degree from The Bush School DC help you achieve your goals?
Resumes should reflect the required four years of professional experience required for admissions. Resumes should be a max of three pages, include dates (months/year), details of all international related experience, and consist of the following sections:
- Name and Contact Information
- Work/Internship Experience and Military Service/Duties
- International Experience
- Skills and Certifications (language, software, clearance, etc.)
- Leadership, Service, Organizations, and Honors
Letters of Recommendation:
Two recommendations (consisting of a letter and evaluation) are required. Applications with fewer than two recommendations will NOT be considered for admission. Either one or both recommendations can be from:
- Someone who can speak to the applicant’s leadership; public service, military, or work experience.
- Someone familiar with the applicant’s academic performance and achievements.
Once your recommenders have been chosen, please inform them about the process and that that they will be completing their recommendations electronically. We recommend using their preferred email address and advise them to monitor that inbox for your recommendation request (email@example.com), including junk or spam folders.
Your recommendations do not have to be complete before submitting your application, however applications will not be reviewed until both are submitted.
Unofficial transcripts from each 4-year educational institution attended, beginning with undergraduate education can be used for your application review.
- You must submit transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (excluding community colleges).
- Transcripts for study abroad programs must also be submitted.
- If admitted, you must send an official transcript(s) to Texas A&M Office of Graduate Admissions (see below).
Submitting Official Transcripts
Official transcripts should only be submitted if admitted into the program. Admitted students will have a registration hold placed on their account and will not be able to register for courses until official transcripts from all 4-uear college/universities attended are received and processed by the Texas A&M Office of Graduate Admissions.
How to Submit Official Transcripts:
- Send Electronic Transcripts (preferred method) by SPEEDE, eSCRIP-SAFE, PARCHMENT and National Student Clearinghouse to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mailed to Texas A&M Graduate Admissions Processing in a sealed envelope with the registrar’s signature or stamp across the seal.
- (U.S. Postal Service)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001
- (U.S. Postal Service)
- You do not need to submit a transcript from Texas A&M University.
- Please do not submit official transcripts to the Bush School DC via email or mail; we cannot process official transcripts.
- International Students, please visit the International Applicants page for more information.