The Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University provides a rigorous two-year program that combines theoretical and practical instruction in the fields of international relations, international economics, security, international development, intelligence, diplomacy, and regional studies and leads to the Master of International Affairs (MIA) degree. Study abroad courses, language immersion, and leadership and exchange programs supplement the curriculum, helping to prepare students for careers in international affairs.
The Department of Public Service and Administration offers the Master of Public Service and Administration(MPSA) degree in two forms – a full-time, in-residence version and an executive online version. The curriculum within the department is a blend of both the theoretical and the practical—providing students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for successful careers in public service.
The MPSA has three tracks within the curriculum, public management, public policy analysis, and the growing nonprofit management track—ranked among the top 10 in the nation among public schools. Students can choose from a number of concentrations to focus their studies, including analytical methods; cybersecurity policy; education policy and management; energy, environment and technology policy and management; health policy and management; international nongovernmental organizations, security policy and management; state and local government policy and management; and individually designed concentrations offering flexibility to students with specific interests.
The EMPSA has three tracks from which students may choose, including public management, nonprofit management, and homeland security. The EMPSA is intended for executives and managers with at least five years professional experience.
Additionally, the Department offers graduate certificates in Nonprofit Management, Public Management, and Homeland Security.