New student orientation for Master of International Policy degree program to take place January 14th at downtown location.
Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government & Public Service is launching its first classes at its new Washington, DC, teaching site. More than a dozen students have enrolled in classes in the Master of International Policy (MIP) degree program.
Student orientation for the inaugural class takes place on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 6 p.m. at the Bush School in Washington, DC. Classes begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Due to current COVID-19 public health concerns, classrooms have been modified to promote social distancing during in-person learning. Students will be required to wear a face mask. Installation of protective shields will enable faculty to teach in-person classes while practicing current Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 health and safety recommendations.
“We are thrilled to welcome this inaugural class,” said Jay Silveria, Executive Director of the Bush School in Washington, DC. “Despite some modifications to keep the current coronavirus situation at bay, we believe the Bush School’s new Washington, DC, site will offer students an unparalleled learning experience. Our faculty members not only have stellar reputations as experts in their respective fields but also can provide our students with real-world, hands-on experience in the areas of national security, intelligence, and diplomacy.”
Located in the heart of the nation’s capital and less than two blocks from the White House, Freedom Plaza, and Black Lives Matter Plaza, the Bush School’s prime downtown location at 1620 L Street NW, Washington, DC, serves as a symbol of a higher education experience that will draw on the many and varied resources available to students studying at the Washington, DC, teaching site, while remaining strongly connected to educational roots at Texas A &M University and the Bush School in College Station, TX.
The Bush School in Washington, DC, will become the center of Texas A&M University’s intellectual activity in the nation’s capital. Future plans include a full range of both public and private events, including speakers of national and international prominence as well as seminars and conferences on the most important policy issues facing our country and our government.
Students in the graduate program in Washington, DC, have access to the vast and diverse resources of Texas A&M University, as well as the strength of the AGGIE network, a worldwide support system of more than 500,000 alumni in over 165 countries. Renowned for its character and loyalty, this network of Texas A&M alumni is also known for its members’ desire to help fellow former students.
Renovations on the current Washington, DC building are expected to begin this month to provide students, former students and visitors with an optimal learning environment, event and social gathering space. Construction is expected to last through April 2021. When completed, The Bush School in Washington, DC will feature 47,000 square feet of space across five floors.
The impressive new building will feature a state of the art, 150-seat auditorium, multiple classrooms, collaborative spaces, student lounges and study areas, as well as conference and office space for faculty and staff.