Master of International Policy (College Station, TX)
To apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years of professional experience in the field of international affairs, broadly understood. (Such experience does NOT include educational experiences like semester abroad or undergraduate internships.)
If you are unsure if you meet this requirement, you may email email@example.com a copy of your up-to-date resume containing all of your international experience. The Bush School Graduate Admissions Office will review and let you know if you meet the experience requirement.
The application and all supporting materials (including recommendations) must be submitted through the online Texas A&M University GraduateCAS application system by 11:59 PM (Central Time) on the day of the application deadline. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed or considered for admission.
- Application Fee
- Personal Statement
- Recommendations (2)
- GRE/GMAT Scores (optional)
- Proof of English Proficiency (for citizens from non-English speaking countries)
To help you keep your application on track, we’ve created a step-by-step guide and checklist in PDF format for you to use as you work on your application: MIP Application Requirements – Step-by-Step Guide & Checklist.
For a detailed timeline of the admissions process, visit our Admissions Timeline page.
Please use the same spelling and name on all correspondence to avoid confusion or delay in processing your application materials. Notify the Bush School Admissions Office immediately of any changes to your email address and/or name.
Current Texas A&M Graduate Students: If you wish to change your graduate major to the MIP-CS program or continue in the MIP-CS program upon graduation from your current graduate degree, contact the Bush School Graduate Admissions Office for next steps.
Start your application in GradCAS at any time! You may return to upload additional materials or update information prior to submitting your application. Just make sure you submit your application and all materials prior to 11:59 PM (Central Time) on the application deadline.
- Create an account in GradCAS.
Click the link below for the term you wish to apply to get started. Note – the spring 2024 link below is different from the rest!
- Fill out all required fields in Quadrant 1: Personal Information.
- Fill out all required fields and upload copies of your transcripts in Quadrant 2: Academic History.
- Fill out all required fields and upload your resume to Quadrant 3: Supporting Information.
- Add the program to your application in Quadrant 4: Program Materials and proceed with filling out the program-specific questions, uploading program-specific materials (personal statement, essay, test scores), and requesting your recommendations.
- Submit your application by paying the application fee either BEFORE or AFTER your recommendations are received, but prior to the application deadline.
To submit the application, applicants pay a non-refundable application fee via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover):
- $89 for domestic applicants
- $114 for international applicants
Upload a current résumé to the Supporting Information quadrant → Documents section of the GradCAS application. Resumes should be a max of three pages (shorten/highlight long CVs) and include dates (months/years) for all experiences. Be sure your resume lists all your international related experiences with details. A Résumé Template is available for reference, containing the information/sections to include in your résumé.
Upload a personal statement addressing the following prompt to the Program Materials quadrant → Documents tab of the GradCAS application. Statements should be typed in 11 pt font, spaced 1.5”, and include the applicant’s name, the title “Personal Statement,” and page number on each page.
Prompt: In 750 words or less, please address the following topics in your personal statement:
- Your personal and professional goals for a career in international policy,
- Details about your professional experience in the international affairs field,
- How will obtaining the MIP from the Bush School help you to achieve your goals.
Two recommendations (consisting of a letter in English and brief evaluation) are required and must be submitted electronically by the application deadline. Applications with fewer than two recommendations will NOT be reviewed for admission.
One or both recommendations can be from someone who:
- can speak to the applicant’s leadership; public service, military, or work experience; and/or
- is familiar with applicant’s academic performances.
Applicants request, monitor, and resend recommendation requests through the Program Materials quadrant → Recommendations tab of their application in GradCAS. Click here for instructions on requesting, monitoring, and resending a recommendation request in GradCAS.
Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree or are expected to earn a bachelor’s degree by the time they enroll in the program. Applicants with a degree from a university outside of the United States must have a degree equivalent to a 4-year bachelor’s degree in the United States. Visit the Texas A&M International Graduate Admissions website for a list of bachelor’s degree equivalencies.
COPIES OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED TO APPLY
To apply, applicants are asked to enter the name of every college they attended on their application in GradCAS via the Academic History quadrant → Colleges Attended section, but only need to upload a copy of their transcript for the 4-year colleges they attended. Official transcripts are not needed to apply, but will be required upon admission to enroll in courses.
- Texas A&M Current or Former Students: Please upload a copy of your Texas A&M transcript to GradCAS.
- International (non-US) Transcripts: Please visit the International Application Requirements page for more details on the academic records to upload.
Some items to note:
- Transcripts from junior or community colleges are not needed.
- For each degree earned, the corresponding transcript must be noted with the degree earned and the date the degree was awarded.
- A copy of an official transcript containing courses that were taken at a 4-year college and transferred into another college are required, even if the courses are listed on the transcript of the college the courses were transferred to.
- Transcripts uploaded to the application are considered “unofficial”, but will be used to review an application for admission.
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS are only required from all 4-year colleges attended upon admission into the program to enroll in courses. Click here to view instructions on submitting official transcripts.
GRE/GMAT Scores (optional)
GRE/GMAT test scores are not required to apply. However, scores are:
- Strongly encouraged for those with a cumulative GPA below 3.0. We use the cumulative GPA (out of 4.0) as listed on the transcript issuing the degree (bachelor, master, PhD).
- Accepted for anyone who feels their scores can complement a strong file or if their grades/experience do not reflect their current abilities.
Applicants weighing the decision to submit scores should consider their testing ability, time to study, and whether scores will help or hinder their application (our a 308).We prefer the GRE over GMAT. Scores must be within five years of the date the GradCAS application is submitted.
If you choose to submit GRE or GMAT test scores, upload a copy of your Test Score Report to the Program Materials quadrant → Documents tab of your application in GradCAS.
International Applicants: If you wish to provide Proof of English Proficiency via a GRE/GMAT scores, then you must submit your official test scores directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) to Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Also upload a copy of your Test Score Report to the Program Materials quadrant → Documents tab of your application in GradCAS. (GRE Code: 6003 / GMAT Code: 7B7-K9-57)
Proof of English Proficiency (for citizens from non-English speaking countries)
Citizens from non-English speaking countries are required to submit proof of English proficiency at the time they apply to be considered for admission, unless they are a citizen of one of the countries exempt from this requirement as listed on the Texas A&M International Graduate Admissions website. If your country of citizenship is not listed/exempt, visit the International Application Requirements page.
Contact Information: Bush School Graduate Admissions
Questions about the application or application process for the Master of International Policy in College Station, TX should be directed to Ashlee Treadway or Kathryn Meyer in the Bush School GraduateAdmissions Office. Our contact information: