Bush School of Government & Public Service

College Station, TX


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $89
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $13,200
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $25,500
  • Financial Aid Available

    checkbox-alt Yes

Degrees Offered

Master of Public Service & Administration
Master of International Affairs
Master of International Affairs-Master of Public Health
Master of International Policy (in College Station or in DC)
ONLINE Executive Master of Public Service & Administration

Our Program

Our people. We enroll students dedicated to public service and have seasoned practioners and academics who prepare these dynamic, future leaders.

The Bush School at Texas A&M University is a presidential school with a clear vision: to prepare principled leaders for service in their community, their nation, and their world, and to do it affordably. Our dedication to serve others, which reflects the life of our namesake, George H.W. Bush, is a guiding force in our instruction. In fact, over 75% of our graduate go to work in public service and over 90% are employed within 6 months of graduation.

With an incoming class of about 90 students per department, you will become part of a family—learning from your colleagues, developing life-long friendships, and building strong professional networks. Students share a passion for public service and create an invigorating environment to do more for others. For our students, public service is a noble calling. 

On-Campus Degrees Offered:       

MPSA - Master of Public Service & Administration (48 credit hours)

TRACKS: Public Management; Public Policy Analysis; Nonprofit Management

CONCENTRATIONS: Analytical Methods; Cybersecurity Policy/Mgmt; Education Policy/Mgmt; Energy, Environment & Technology Policy/Mgmt; Health Policy/Mgmt; Homeland Security & National Defense; International NGOs; State & Local Policy/Mgmt; Individually Designed Areas

MIA - Master of International Affairs (48 credit hours)

TRACKS: National Security & Diplomacy; International Development & Economic Policy

CONCENTRATIONS: American Diplomacy & Foreign Policy; American Homeland Security; Cybersecurity Policy; US Defense Policy & Military Affairs; Intelligence as an Instrument of Statecraft; International Politics & Grand Strategy; Conflict & Development; Methods; Pandemic Preparedness & Disaster Response; Women, Peace, and Security;  International Economics & Trade; International Economic Development; International NGOs; Regional Studies in China, Europe, Middle East

MIA-MPH - Master of International Affairs-Master of Public Health  (78 credit hours)

MIP - Master of International Policy (1-yr, 30 credit hours. Requires 6 years int'l experience)

Online Options Offered: 

EMPSA - Online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration (39 credit hours. Requires 5 years work)

Graduate Certificates:

CAIA - Advanced International Affairs Certificate (12 credit hours)

CHLS - Homeland Security Certificate (15 credit hours)

CNPM - Nonprofit Management Certificate (12 credit hours)

PBMG - Public Management Certificate (12 credit hours)


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $89


  • checkbox-alt Certified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-alt Interviews required during the application process
  • checkbox-alt GRE optional for most programs; required for MIA if GPA below 3.2
  • checkbox-alt Proof of English proficiency required for students from non-English speaking countries

Application Deadline

Fall enrollment Priority Deadline: December 15

Final Deadline: January 15 for MIA; Febraury 1 for MIA-MPH; February 15 for MPSA

Check website for MIP, which admits year round.

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 340 Students
  • Female

    female 49% Female
  • Male

    male 51% Male


  • checkbox-alt 24% Students from under-served minority groups
  • checkbox-alt 12% International students (20 countries represented)
  • checkbox-alt 11% Military

Clubs & Associations

  • Student Government Association
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, Social Committee, etc
  • Public Service Organization
  • Alexander Hamilton Society
  • Foreign Language & Culture Society
  • Bush School Ambassadors
  • European Horizons
  • Bushwhacker Athletics

Additionally, Texas A&M University boasts over 1,000 active student organizations, including many dedicated solely to graduate students.

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $13,200
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $25,500
  • Financial Aid Available

    checkbox-alt Yes
  • Average Financial Aid Offer

    grad-aid $5,000

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Application Fee Waivers Available
  • checkbox-alt This reflects tuition/fees per YEAR.
  • checkbox-alt Every MPSA, MIA student receives a scholarship when admitted to the Bush School.
  • checkbox-alt Additionally, MPSA, MIA non-residents pay TEXAS rates because of our non-resident waivers ($12K savings each year).
  • checkbox-alt Fee waivers only available to select service groups (Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc.); check website.