Bush School of Government & Public Service

College Station, TX


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $65
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $12,807
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $24,830
  • Financial Aid Available

    checkbox-alt Yes

Our Program

We offer nationally-ranked, affordable public service/international affairs degrees that prepare you for meaningful government and nonprofit careers.

The Bush School of Government and Public Service 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; Cyber Security Policy; Education Policy; Energy, Environment & Technology Policy; Health Policy; International NGOs; Security Policy (Emergency Management & Homeland Security); State & Local Policy and Management; 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; Cyber Security Policy; US Defense Policy & Military Affairs; Intelligence as an Instrument of Statecraft; International Politics & Grand Strategy, Nuclear Security; Conflict & Development; Women, Peace, and Security Studies; International Economics & Trade; International Economic Development; International NGOs; Regional Studies in China, Europe, Middle East

MIP - Master of International Policy (1-yr, 30 credit hours)

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

EMPHASIS: same as above MIA concentrations, if desired; Requires 6 years of international experience + a bachelor’s degree

Online Options Offered: 

EMPSA - Online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration (39 credit hours)

TRACKS: Nonprofit Management; Public Management; Homeland Security

Requires 5 yrs relevant experience + bachelor's degree + a 1-week residency over two summers

CAIA - Advanced International Affairs Certificate (12 credit hours)

EMPHASIS: Diplomacy; Defense & Military Affairs; Intelligence; Counter terrorism

CHLS - Homeland Security Certificate (15 credit hours)

EMPHASIS: Border Security; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Emergency Management & Crisis Preparedness; National Security Policy & Mgmt

CNPM - Nonprofit Management Certificate (12 credit hours)

EMPHASIS: Fundraising & Philanthropy; Leadership & Management; International NGOs; Fiscal & Performance Management; Health & Human Service Policy 

PBMG - Public Management Certificate (12 credit hours)


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $65


  • checkbox-alt GRE
  • checkbox-alt TOEFL
  • checkbox-alt Certified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-alt Interviews required during the application process

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline: January 15

Final Deadline: April 15 (if space/aid available)

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 341 Students
  • Female

    female 49% Female
  • Male

    male 51% Male


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

Clubs & Associations

  • Student Government Association – Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Social Committee
  • 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 $12,807
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $24,830
  • 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 MPSA & MIA out-of-state students receive in-state rates.
  • checkbox-alt Fee waivers only available to select service groups (Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc.); email us for details

Location & Contact

Website & Other Links

Chat With Us at a Virtual Grad Fair