What criteria does the Admissions Committee use in evaluating applicants?
The Admissions Committee for the Bush School Washington, DC, evaluates students holistically based on their statement of purpose, resume, transcripts, and recommendations. Successful applicants are those with academic potential and leadership qualities who show a propensity for serving in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors domestically and internationally.
Who makes the decision on admissions? When will final decisions be announced?
The Admissions Committee, consisting of the faculty and admissions staff who review applicants, will make final admissions decisions. Decisions will be emailed to applicants on a rolling basis as decisions are made.
Can we visit the Washington, DC, Teaching Site?
Yes. Tours can be given to small groups, per Covid guidelines. Please email BushSchoolDC@tamu.edu for more information and to set up a tour.
What is the deadline for the MIP applications?
The Bush School Washington, DC, has rolling admissions. We will continue to evaluate applications until the class for each semester is filled. We post preferred deadlines for each open semester. Students are encouraged to apply earlier than the preferred deadlines to ensure they have adequate time to move through the admissions process.
How do I apply?
Please visit the Graduate Admissions UniCas application portal here.
What documents are required for a complete degree application?
Applicants are required to provide the following:
- application through Graduate Admissions UniCas application portal,
- application fee,
- college transcripts,
- statement of purpose,
- professional resume, and
- two letters of recommendation.
More information on supporting documents can be found here.
How do I submit my supporting documents?
All supporting documents must be uploaded to your application portal in UniCas. Supporting documents may be uploaded before your application is complete. You application file will not be reviewed until all supporting documents have been received.
How will I know the status of my application?
The Bush School Washington, DC, will send updates to the email you’ve listed on your application. Please be sure to check your email regularly.
Can I attend the MIP degree part-time?
The MIP degree is designed for working professionals and can be taken full or part-time. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday evenings. Classes normally start after 6 p.m. to allow students time to commute from work.
Are there any required prerequisite courses?
The MIP degree does not require prerequisites.
What are the required number of hours and graduation requirements in each degree?
The MIP degree is a 30-credit hour degree that can be completed part-time or in just one year by attending full time, with no capstone, no internship, no thesis, and no language requirement.
Is there a thesis requirement for the MIP program?
No. There is no thesis requirement for the MIP program.
Are any online courses offered?
The Bush School DC will allow for 6 hours of the MIP degree to be taken online.
May I apply my graduate certificate hours toward a Bush School degree? How many hours?
A maximum of 12 credit hours taken in post-baccalaureate non-degree status (G6) may be applied toward a master’s degree. You should research which certificates work best with each degree and which classes match your concentration requirements. While the Application Committee does take an interest in how you perform in the certificates, successful completion does not guarantee admission.
Financial Aid Questions
How much is tuition?
We offer an affordable fixed-rate tuition of $1,300 per credit hour or $3,900 per 3-hour course. Additional student fees will apply.
What if I am an out-of-state student?
Our tuition is at a fixed rate. Residency status will not be used to determine tuition at the Bush School Washington, DC.
How do I contact the financial aid office at Texas A&M?
The Scholarships and Financial Aid office may be reached online at Texas A&M Scholarships and Aid or call (979) 845-3236. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 p.m. (CST).
How do I pay my bill?
Bills are paid through your Howdy Portal. For more information on payments, payment plans, and bill-due dates, visit the Texas A&M Student Business Services website or call (979) 847-3337. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 p.m. (CST).
I am a veteran. Where can I go to learn more about veteran’s benefits?
Please visit the Texas A&M Veteran’s Services website or call (979) 845-8075.
Admitted Student Questions
I’ve been admitted. What are my next steps?
Admitted students will receive an email from the Bush School Washington, DC, outlining your next steps. Please be sure to check your email regularly.
How do I find my advisor?
You will be assigned an advisor based on your research interests. The Bush School Washington, DC, will reach out to you after you are admitted with your advisor’s contact information.
How do I get my NetID?
You will receive an email from Texas A&M Graduate Admissions that contains your University Identification Number (UIN). Once you receive your UIN, please visit: https://gateway.tamu.edu/.
How do I log into Howdy?
Admitted students will receive an email with instructions to log into Howdy. Howdy can also be accessed here. You will use your newly activated NetID to log into Howdy.
Will there be an orientation?
Yes. An Orientation will be held for incoming fall and spring students.