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Dr. Ellie Heng Qu Faculty Spotlight Dr. Ellie Heng Qu

Dr. Ellie Heng Qu joined the Bush School as an assistant professor in the Master of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) program in the fall of 2016.

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Dr. Frank B. Ashley III Bush School News Frank Ashley Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Dean Mark Welsh has named Dr. Frank B. Ashley III as senior associate dean for Academic Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

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US News and World Report rankings badge for the Bush School Bush School News Bush School Ranks in Top 20 Public Affairs Programs among Public Institutions

The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, has entered the top 20 public affairs programs among public institutions, according to the latest US News & World Report rankings released today. In less than two decades, the Bush School, named after President George H.W. Bush, has risen in the rankings to 19th among public schools, 31st overall.

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Bush School students in Kuwait Bush School Capstone Bush School Capstone Team Travels to Kuwait

Several students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, recently returned from a research trip to Kuwait City that included meetings with several prominent Kuwaiti officials and an appearance on a national Kuwaiti television show.

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“Best Value” in the Nation badge from Value Colleges Bush School News Bush School MPSA Program Named “Best Value” in the Nation

The Master of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) degree at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, was recently named the “Best Value” in the nation by Value Colleges. The rankings were based on the average starting salary of graduates, the annual cost of attendance, and the 2016 MPA ranking from US News & World Report.

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Dean Mark Welsh Bush School News Texas A&M Appoints General Mark A. Welsh III As Dean Of The Bush School

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today approved the appointment of General Mark A. Welsh III as the new Dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Welsh, currently the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, was appointed based on the recommendation of Texas A&M President Michael K. Young, Provost and Executive Vice President Karan L. Watson, as well as a search advisory committee.

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Bush Students Explore and Learn in Cairo, Egypt Bush School News Bush Students Explore and Learn in Cairo, Egypt

While others might have used their winter break to relax and take time off, students and faculty from the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, were busy engaging with scholars, activists, and diplomats in Cairo, Egypt.

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Charles Hermann Faculty Spotlight Dr. Charles Hermann

When students step into a class with Dr. Charles Hermann, they are learning from a man who served under Henry Kissinger on the National Security Council and who served as the founding director of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Hermann, professor and Brent Scowcroft Chair in International Policy Studies, has been instrumental in the success of the Bush School since its inception.

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Women working around a well Research Impact Dr. Hudson and WomanStats Work to Combat the Threat to Women’s Security

Threats to women’s security are felt at every level of government and in every nation. According to the UN, one in three women worldwide will experience some form of physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime—in some countries the number is as high as seven in ten. More than 700 million women worldwide were married as children, 250 million of those before the age of fifteen.

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Mary Hilderbrand Faculty Spotlight Dr. Mary Hilderbrand

Many professors hope to put their unique stamp on their school, but few get to develop graduate programs in government and public policy from the ground up like Dr. Mary Hilderbrand, senior lecturer and distinguished practitioner in residence at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

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Dr. Raymond Robertson Faculty Spotlight Dr. Raymond Robertson

While moving from a small private liberal arts school solely focused on undergraduate education to a graduate program within a large public research university may seem like a big transition, for Dr. Raymond Robertson, it is a perfect fit. As professor and holder of the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government at the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

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Two students sitting on a couch looking at a computer Bush School News Bush School to Offer Online Master’s Degree

Beginning in summer 2016, the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will offer an Executive Master of Public Service and Administration (EMPSA) degree, a 39-hour graduate non-thesis degree program that will be offered online and supplemented by a two-week residency at the university’s College Station campus.

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Bush School students Bush School Feature Diversity and Inclusivity at the Bush School

The students, faculty, and staff come from many diverse backgrounds and bring varied perspectives to the fields of international affairs and public administration. Read more about diversity and inclusivity initiatives happening at the Bush School.

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William West Faculty Spotlight Dr. William West

Dr. William West, professor and Sara Lindsey Chair in the Department of Public Service and Administration, has been at the Bush School from the very beginning. He has seen it grow from a small program with fewer than twenty students to a highly regarded academic college with two departments and a student population of more than 300.

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Bush School students in Rome, Italy Bush School News Bush School Students Travel to Rome, Italy

Eighteen graduate students from the Bush School, led by Dr. Joseph Cerami and Janeen Wood, travelled to Rome, Italy, to take part in a study abroad course, Geopolitics of Mediterranean Security.

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Gregory Gause Faculty Spotlight Dr. Gregory Gause

The career of Dr. Gregory Gause, III, head of the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, has led him to pursue scholarly work in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Cairo; conduct research for multiple prominent think tanks; and teach at several premiere universities.

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Bush School Aggies Aid the Texas Legislature Bush School Capstones Bush School Aggies Aid the Texas Legislature

When the 84th session of the Texas Legislature convened on January 13, 2015, seven second-year MPSA students from the Bush School were getting an up-close view of the action.

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Jeryl Mumpower Faculty Spotlight Dr. Jeryl Mumpower

For Dr. Jeryl Mumpower, newly returned department head of the Bush School’s Public Service and Administration Department, teaching and research have always been an act of service—both to the academic community and the broader public.

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Graduation Photos Bush School News Graduation Portrait Taken for Class of 2015

On March 6, 2015, members of the May graduation class from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University gathered in the Annenberg Presidential Conference for their “official” graduation photograph with President George H. W. Bush.

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Valerie Hudson Faculty Spotlight Dr. Valerie Hudson

Dr. Valerie Hudson joined the faculty of the Bush School in 2012 as the George H. W. Bush Chair. An expert on international security and foreign policy analysis, she received her PhD in political science at The Ohio State University.

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Cole Blease Graham, Jr. Faculty Spotlight Cole Blease Graham, Jr.

Cole Blease Graham, Jr., assistant dean of Assessment and Diversity Initiatives and professor in the Department of Public Service and Administration, earned his PhD from the University of South Carolina in 1971.

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Dr. Jessica Gottlieb Faculty Spotlight Dr. Jessica Gottlieb

Jessica Gottlieb, assistant professor in the Bush School’s Department of International Affairs (INTA), joined the faculty in the fall of 2013 after earning her PhD from Stanford University.

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Bush School Alums Help Craft FY 2016 Federal Budget Bush School Alumni Alums Help Craft FY 2016 Federal Budget

Three graduates from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University have helped to craft the FY 2016 budget released by the White House on February 2.

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Dr. Kent Portney Faculty Spotlight Dr. Kent Portney

Kent Portney, professor in the Bush School’s Department of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) and Senior Fellow in the School’s Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy, earned his PhD in political science from Florida State University and his master’s from the University of Connecticut.

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Dr. Andrew Ross Faculty Spotlight Dr. Andrew L. Ross

Andrew Ross, a professor in the Department of International Affairs, earned his MA and PhD at Cornell University and his BA, summa cum laude, at American University. Ross joined the Bush School faculty in August 2014 following a nine-year appointment at the University of New Mexico (UNM).

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Bush Students Conduct Field Research in Senegal Bush School Research Students Conduct Field Research in Senegal

During the past summer, Dr. Jessica Gottlieb and three student interns from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University traveled to the West African country of Senegal to conduct two months of intensive field work and research.

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Dr. Justin Bullock Faculty Spotlight Dr. Justin Bullock

Justin Bullock, an assistant professor in the Department of Public Service and Administration (MPSA), earned his PhD in public administration and policy from the University of Georgia in 2014, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in public administration.

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Bush School Alumni Sarah Jackson Bush School News Bush School Alum Featured in CNN Film about President Bush

Bush School graduate Sarah Jackson is one of 41 family members, friends and associates of the 41st president featured in the new documentary “41ON41."

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Dr. Laurie E. Paarlberg Faculty Spotlight Dr. Laurie E. Paarlberg

Associate professor, Dr. Laurie E. Paarlberg, came to the Bush School in the fall of 2013 from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

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President Bush's Flickr Slideshow Bush School Feature President Bush Slideshow

View a Flickr slideshow of the Bush School's namesake, President George HW Bush.

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Erin Snider Faculty Spotlight Dr. Erin A. Snider

Assistant Professor Erin A. Snider joined the Bush School’s Master’s Program in International Affairs in the fall of 2013.

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Bush School certificate student Bush School Academics Bush School Graduate Certificate Programs

The Bush School welcomes students and working professionals in the fields of state, local, and federal government, international affairs, law enforcement, military, homeland security, nonprofit, the private sector and more. Our online graduate certificates are convenient for the busy professional and will apply toward degrees being pursued at the Bush School.

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Dr. Laura Dague Faculty Spotlight Dr. Laura Dague

Dr. Laura Dague, an assistant professor in the Master of Public Service and Administration (MPSA) program at Texas A&M University, earned a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin, where she was associated with the Population Health Institute and the Institute for Research on Poverty.

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Faculty Spotlight Dr. Reyko Huang

Dr. Reyko Huang is an assistant professor of international affairs at the Bush School. Her research focuses on civil wars, rebel group dynamics, state-building, democratization, and foreign interventions in conflict.

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Bush School students Bush School Feature Capstone Research Projects

Capstone projects at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University are integrative, team-based, applied research projects required of all students. Led by a faculty member on behalf of a client agency, these projects require students to think independently, frame and analyze issues, and apply their academic knowledge and skills.

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NEWS AT THE BUSH SCHOOL



BUSH SCHOOL BY THE NUMBERS

  • 19th

    Among Public Universities For Public Affairs, US News And World Report

    $25.2 Million Endowed

    Student Scholarships and Fellowships

    19

    Endowed Chairs and Professorships

  • 25

    Countries Represented

    100%

    Of In-Residence Degree Students Receive Scholarships

    338

    Graduate Certificate Students

  • 38

    States Represented

    3

    Research Institutes

    17

    Concentrations of Study

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ACADEMICS

RESEARCH

In addition to the diverse individual research projects undertaken by faculty, the Bush School is also recognized for its emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary team projects conducted through its two organized research units and conducted by teams of students for a client under the direction of a faculty member.

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