Texas A&M University

Bush School of Government and Public Service

International Affairs


Texas A&M University

4220 TAMU

College Station, TX 77845

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Service and Administration (MPSA); Master's in International Affairs (MPIA)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MPIA is a 21-month, masters-level program that prepares students for professional careers in global affairs. Careers may be pursued in a variety of international institutions/organizations and national agencies charged with conducting economic and security interactions worldwide. The 48-credit-hour curriculum consists of a common core of six required courses and a mixture of ten concentrations and electives that allow students to develop a specialization. We offer two tracks, one in International Economics and Development (IE&D) and the other in National Security Affairs (NS&D). Concentrations are offered in international economics, international development, transfer pricing, American diplomacy, defense policy, intelligence, international politics, and regional studies (Europe, Middle East, China). A foreign language exam is required to graduate, and in their first summer session, students will take part in either an international-based internship or cultural study. Fall admission only.


SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools); NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)

International Student Requirements:

In addition to the standard application requirements of an online application and fee, resume, statement of purpose, leadership experience, relevant experience, 3 letters of recommendation with form, official transcripts, and a current GRE or GMAT score required of all students, international applicants must also provide a TOEFL or IELTS score (see our website for appropriate scores).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 48

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 226.55 in-state USD

In State Tuition (per year): $5580 per semester

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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