Degree Programs – Bush School of Government & Public Service

Admissions Info - Master of Public Service & Administration

MPSA Fall 2021

Priority Funding Deadline:
December 15, 2020

Final Deadline*:
February 15, 2021

Admission Info - Master of International Affairs

MIA Fall 2021

Priority Funding Deadline:
December 15, 2020

Final Deadline*:
January 15, 2021

Admission Info - Master of International Policy

Spring 2021 Deadline:
October 15, 2020

Summer 2021 Deadline:
March 15, 2021

Fall 2021 Deadline:
April 15, 2021

Admission Info - Master of International Affairs & Public Health (Combined)

Fall 2021 Deadline:
February 1, 2021

*Should the need arise and if space allows, we might extend the deadline to consider late applicants.

Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed for admission.

Admissions Overview

Applicants are responsible for seeing that all application materials are uploaded into Texas A&M’s applicant portal or delivered to the Bush School’s Admissions Office by the deadline. Only complete applications will be reviewed by faculty committees. Applicants can check the UniCAS Application Portal to view documents that have been uploaded and check their status, but Bush School Admissions will provide you an official email notice of a complete file. Look for our email updates and please be patient with us as we process incoming applications.


The Bush School admits students into the signature, 2-year MPSA and MIA programs once a year. We open the application each August and make decisions by March for fall enrollment. We do not have spring enrollment. 

Students submitting completed applications for the MPSA and MIA by the priority funding deadline of December 15 will be given full consideration for both University and Bush School merit scholarships and will be considered for partial travel reimbursement to attend their respective Interview Conference Weekends.

The Bush School may continue to accept applications into the spring on a space available basis. Updates will be posted here and you can contact us directly for updates.


Rolling admissions makes the process more flexible for the one-year MIP, with spring, summer, and fall enrollment. No merit aid is offered for this program and you must have 6 or more years of professional experience in the field of international affairs (broadly understood) to apply.


The application process for applicants applying to the MIA-MPH combined degree program is different from the MIA application process. Be sure to check out the MIA-MPH Admissions page for a complete list of instructions.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the admissions process or timeline, you can reach Kathryn, Ashlee, or Justin in the Admissions Office at 979-862-3476 or at

Admissions Resources

Application requirements and instructions are available on each Department’s Apply Now! page.

Admissions Timeline: Find expectations for when to apply and how we work the admissions process.

Interview Conference Weekends: Check out the dates and details about our spring interview events for candidates.

Recruitment Events: Search our upcoming information sessions, online webinars, fairs, or Zoom Q&As. We also post our recorded webinars here.

Visit Us: Reach out to us when ready to visit campus and speak with us one on one.

Stats/FAQ: Review our current stats and frequently asked questions.

Financial Aid: Discover what it costs to attend and the funding opportunities available to you.