The Master of International Affairs prepares students for professional careers in global affairs, providing the academic background and life skills essential for careers that will enable them to make a positive difference in the lives of people around the world. The curriculum provides students with general knowledge and analytical skills in diplomacy, international politics, regional studies, intelligence, and international economic development. Intensive seminars on international issues, study abroad courses, language immersion, and leadership and exchange programs prepare students for careers in international affairs.
The Master of International Policy is a 30 graduate credit hour, non-thesis degree program offered fully in residence (with an option of taking up to 6 credits online) on the Texas A&M University College Station campus. Students may select either the National Security and Diplomacy track or the International Development and Economic Policy track.
The Bush School of Government & Public Service has joined with Texas A&M University's departments of Political Science, Economics, Agriculture Economics, and Sociology, as well as the International Studies Degree Program to offer six joint-degree programs that allow political science, economics, sociology, agriculture economics, and international studies (in their politics/diplomacy track) majors to enter the Bush School at the beginning of their fourth year of study at Texas A&M University. This enables students to receive both their undergraduate and master's degrees in five years.