Pending approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission

The Bush School’s vision is to inspire excellence in the noble calling of public service. The School’s mission is to educate, explore, and engage. This mission is greatly expanded with the new teaching site in Washington, D.C.

Opening a site in the nation’s capital allows Texas A&M and the Bush School to reach an entirely new audience of students—capital-area professionals already working in the fields of international affairs and national security. The Master of International Policy coursework will deepen their skills and knowledge to assist in career advancement and networking.

“The program is constructed with mid-career professionals in mind.  It provides maximum flexibility for students to concentrate in the areas where they seek to develop their skills and knowledge.”  Prof. F. Gregory Gause III, Head of the International Affairs Department.At present, the Bush School’s Washington, D.C., teaching site will offer instruction toward the Master of International Policy (MIP) degree, a 30-credit-hour, non-thesis program.

The Master in International Policy (MIP) educates those who have already begun their careers in the fields of international affairs and national security. Students admitted to the program will have a minimum of six years of professional experience in those fields, broadly understood. The degree is offered in residence (with an option of taking up to 6 credit hours online).

Students at the D.C. teaching site will take courses from the National Security and Diplomacy (NSD) track when classes begin. The curriculum consists of two required courses (6 credit hours) in both the theory and practice of international politics and in fundamentals of the global economy. Additional elective courses are chosen from the NSD track, with the option to concentrate in specific subject areas as the curriculum develops. In the near future, students may choose courses from an additional track in International Development and Economic Policy (IDEP).

Please refer to the Application link below for deadline and application instructions. At this time we are not yet accepting applications for the D.C. site. We are waiting for approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission.

For instructions on how to apply for the D.C. site MIP, please refer to our website later this summer. For now, general information about the process is found in our MIP Application Instructions.

Applicants are responsible for seeing that all application materials are uploaded into Texas A&M’s Applicant Information System (AIS) and/or the Bush School’s Admissions Office by the deadline. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the faculty committees. Applicants will be notified by the Bush School once their application is complete.

We recommend that applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 submit valid GRE scores. Also required are the application and fee, a statement of purpose, a professional resume, and two letters of recommendation. Applicants are responsible for seeing that all application materials are uploaded into Texas A&M’s Applicant Information System (AIS) and/or received by the Bush School’s Admissions Office by the deadline. Applicants will be notified by the Bush School once their application is complete. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the faculty committees.

If you have any questions about your application or the application process, please contact the Bush School Admissions Office. Contact information is below. We look forward to working with you.

• Bush School Admissions Office
• Texas A&M University
• 979.862.3476
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