Public Service and Administration, Master

Public Service and Administration, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) , TX,
The need for leaders of character and integrity in public life is greater than ever. The demand for accountability and ethical behavior has increased in recent years and is unlikely to diminish.


The Master of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) program develops principled leaders for the public and nonprofit sectors, providing students the tools and knowledge they will need in order to perform effectively and ethically in a time when public servants face new and increased challenges.

The MPSA program is fully accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. The curriculum provides students with general knowledge and analytical skills in management, leadership, policy analysis, and research methods.

MPSA students have ample opportunities to engage in public service and to develop leadership skills both inside and outside the classroom through interaction with high-level public leaders, real-world consulting projects, student organizations, and the School's Public Service Leadership Program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Public Service
  • Economic Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods in Public Management
  • Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector
  • Public Policy Formation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Step 1 – Texas A&M University; Application

  • Complete the online application
  • Non-refundable online application fee ($50 domestic; $90 int’l)

Step 2 – Texas A&M and the Bush School of Government & Public Service (via AIS, by email, or by mail)

  • Official transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Professional Résumé (to include some required sections)
  • Test Scores
  • Three Recommendations

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20600 USD per year and a duration of 21 months.
  • National Applies to you

    20600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20600 USD per year and a duration of 21 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    11100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11100 USD per year and a duration of 21 months.
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Living costs for College Station

  • 964 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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