Admissions Info for the CAIA, CHLS, CNPM, and PBMG Graduate Certificate Programs
- Summer 2021: April 25, 2021
- Fall 2021: July 25, 2021
How does the admissions and enrollment process work?
At the Bush School, our entire staff is dedicated to your success – before, during, and after your admission and enrollment. To streamline your admission and enrollment, answer all your questions, and assist you with financing, several expert advisors will be dedicated to helping you.
Admissions Advisors: 1-866-988-BUSH (2874) or 979-862-7810
When completing the application, please indicate if you are interested in the online program or if you plan to complete the certificate in-residence at the Bush School. Do this even if you plan to take a mix of online and in-residence courses. Below are the steps in the application process. Please read carefully and reach out to us with any questions. We are happy to help you!
Bush School and Current Texas A&M University Students: Apply prior to starting your certificate. Texas A&M University students who plan to be concurrently enrolled in the certificate program while in a degree seeking Texas A&M University program, must apply with the internal application rather than the Apply Texas application in order to remain a part of the degree seeking major. Please complete the internal application.
The Certificate Application Process for Those Not Currently Enrolled at Texas A&M University:
- Apply at Texas A&M University GraduateCAS
- For detailed instructions on how to create an application in GraduateCAS, click here.
- Applicants need to go to the “Add Program” tab and either scroll down to find the certificate or type in the name, i.e. “Certificate in Advanced International Affairs” into the search bar. Make sure to select the correct term you wish to apply for.
- Application Fee: A non-refundable $89 application fee for US applicants and $114 for international applicants.
- It is required to upload your resume, personal statement, and unofficial transcripts before submitting the application.
- Essay must be uploaded to the GraduateCAS application in order to submit application. If your essay needs to be updated before the application deadline please email email@example.com.
- Needs to include a statement of approximately 500 words written by the applicant indicating personal interest in some area of international affairs/ homeland security/ nonprofit management/ public management and how s/he might use an enhanced knowledge of this subject. Please also include any courses that you may have taken in regard to international affairs and foreign policy/ homeland security/ nonprofit management/ public management.
- For Certificate in Advanced International Affairs and Certificate in Homeland Security Applicants: Include a description of any life experiences you may have in world affairs. The statement should indicate the dates, time, and locations involved; the specific types of personal experiences that demonstrate international involvement; and an indication of what insights you have acquired. If you have competency in another language(s), then describe the level of competency that you have. Other than short vacations or business trips, note the location and dates of any significant time residing outside of the United States.
- Resume must be uploaded to the GraduateCAS application in order to submit application. If your resume needs to be updated before the application deadline please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Official transcripts from all four-year colleges/universities attended for undergraduate courses must be sent directly from the issuing university to the Office of Graduate Admissions at Texas A&M University:
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions and Records
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001
- Electronic transcripts can be processed much faster than paper transcripts. Texas A&M will accept transcripts sent electronically through PARCHMENT, SPEEDE, eScrip-SAFE or National Clearing House to email@example.com. Transcripts from any other vendor will not be accepted.
- Unofficial Transcripts: Applicants will be required to upload unofficial transcript(s) in the “Academic History” tab in order to submit their application. Official transcript(s) sent directly to TAMU Admissions are still required.
- Domestic Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts from U.S. institutions uploaded to the online application can be used to review your application.
- International Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts from international institutions cannot be accepted for review. Official international transcripts must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions to begin applicant review.
- All new students: You will not be able to register for classes until your official transcripts are received by the Office of Graduate Admissions at Texas A&M University.
- Certificate in Advanced International Affairs Applicants only: If your GPA is less than 3.0 overall or in your last 60 hours of your studies, then a GRE score is needed or a waiver paragraph explaining why GRE is not needed/what other factors should be considered.
Texas A&M University requires that applicants whose native language is not English submit proof of English proficiency, which may be satisfied by one of the following:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 80 ibt (Internet) or 550 pbt (paper). The Bush School prefers a TOEFL score of 100 ibt (Internet) or 600 pbt (paper) or 7.0 IELTS score.
- International English Language Testing System Test (IELTS) score of at least 6.0 overall band
- Completion of all years of a bachelor’s degree or higher at a US accredited university (subject to departmental approval).
- a minimum PTE Academic Score of 53
- a GRE Verbal Reasoning Score of at least 146 (subject to departmental approval)
- a GMAT Verbal Score of at least 22 (subject to departmental approval)
- Acquiring alternative verification from the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies via departmental request. An international student holding a master’s degree from a U.S. accredited university qualifies for alternative verification.
TOEFL scores should be sent directly from the testing service to Texas A&M University (Code 6003); there is no institutional code for the IELTS, but tests should be mailed to the address below and be from a test date within two years of the date the Apply Texas application is submitted. You may verify receipt of your official scores by e-mailing the contact below. Include your name (as given on the test), date of birth, UIN, type of test, date of test, and date you requested scores to be sent.
- Data and Research Services
- Texas A&M University
- 4239 TAMU
- College Station, TX 77843-4239
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is found on the Texas A&M website at https://admissions.tamu.edu/international/graduate.
- The Bush School of Government and Public Service
- Office of Extended Education
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- College Station, Texas 77843-4220
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