Welcome to the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. At the graduate level, we provide 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, leading to the Master of International Affairs (MIA) degree, with tracks of study in either International Development and Economic Policy (IDEP) or National Security and Diplomacy (NSD). Study abroad courses, language immersions and leadership and exchange programs supplement the curriculum, helping to prepare students for careers in international affairs.
The Department also offers a one-year program for students who have had at least four years of practical experience in the field of international affairs, broadly understood. The Master of International Policy degree is geared toward those who wish to enhance their professional credentials in the field of international affairs.
The Bachelor’s in International Studies degree (B.A.) is an exciting new addition to the International Affairs Department, offering undergraduate students a fundamental understanding of foreign relations with the International Politics and Diplomacy track option.
Our faculty is made up of distinguished academics and career professionals who have held responsible positions in the field of international affairs. Among the career professionals are a former director of the United States Agency for International Development, a former United States ambassador to Kazakhstan and Latvia, a former United States ambassador to Palau, a former deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command and a former Deputy Director of Operations at the Central Intelligence Agency.
This website includes a comprehensive description of the requirements, courses, faculty, and program. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Quality education with a blend of professional and academic faculty members
Emphasis on public service both in the classroom and beyond, with team based capstones, simulations and case studies
Generous financial support and low-cost degree with diverse students, faculty, and staff