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. Your 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.
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.
Is tuition any different for an out-of-state student?
No. Our tuition is a fixed rate. Residency status does not determine tuition at the Bush School in Washington, DC.
Am I eligible for financial aid?
Yes. Admitted, degree-seeking students are eligible for financial aid. To learn about scholarships and financial aid, visit the Aggie One Stop. Hours of operation and contact information can be found on the contact page.
How do I pay my bill?
I am a veteran. Where can I learn about federal veteran education benefits?
The Bush School in Washington, DC is currently seeking program approval to be able to certify eligible students for VA education benefits.
I am a Texas veteran. Where can I go to learn more about Texas veteran education benefits?
The Bush School in Washington DC is not supported with funds from the State of Texas. As a result, students in our programs cannot receive any State aid, waivers or exemptions, including the Hazlewood Act Exemption (per Texas Education Code Sec. 54.2002/Sec. 54.545).
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.