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About Us

Founded in 1997, the Bush School of Government and Public Service has become one of the leading public and international affairs graduate schools in the nation. One of ten schools and colleges at Texas A&M University, a tier-one research university, the School offers master’s level education for students aspiring to careers in public service.

The School is now ranked in the top 12 percent of the 266 graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to rankings published in U.S. News & World Report. The School now ranks thirty-third among both public and private public affairs graduate programs and twenty-first among public universities.

The School’s philosophy is based on the belief of its founder, George H.W. Bush, that public service is a noble calling—a belief that continues to shape all aspects of the curriculum, research, and student experience. In addition to the Master of Public Service and Administration degree and the Master of International Affairs degree, the School has an expanding online and extended education program that includes Certificates in Advanced International Affairs, Homeland Security, Nonprofit Management, National Security Affairs, and China Studies.

Located in College Station, Texas, the School’s programs are housed in the Robert H. and Judy Ley Allen Building, which is part of the George Bush Presidential Library Center on the West Campus of Texas A&M. This location affords students access to the archival holdings of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, invitation to numerous events hosted by the George Bush Foundation at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, and inclusion in the many activities of the Texas A&M community.

Students enjoy the outdoor spaces available for studying and relaxing around the School and have access to group capstone project study rooms and open offices, and all graduate assistant researchers have their own offices.

For more information, view the Bush School fact sheet here.


Master of Public Service & Administration156
Master of International Affairs174
Certificate programs
     Advanced International Affairs
     Homeland Security
     Nonprofit Management


Master of Public Service & Administration
  • Tracks
    • Public Management
    • Public Policy Analysis
    • Nonprofit Management
  • Concentrations
    • Nonprofit management
    • State & local policy & management
    • Education Policy and Management
    • Energy, environment, & technology policy and management
    • Security policy & management
    • Health policy & management
    • International Nongovernmental Organizations

Master of International Affairs
  • Tracks
    • International Economics & Development
    • National Security Affairs
  • Concentrations
    • American Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs
    • American Homeland Security
    • China Regional Studies
    • Conflict and Development
    • Europe Regional Studies
    • Intelligence as an Instrument of Statecraft
    • International Economic Development
    • International Economics and Trade
    • International Politics and Grand Strategy
    • Middle East Regional Studies
    • Multinational Enterprises and Public Policy
    • U.S. Defense Policy and Military Affairs

    Certificate in Advanced International Affairs
    • In-residence or online

    Certificate in Nonprofit Management
    • In-residence or online

    Certificate in Homeland Security
    • Online

    Certificate in China Studies
    • In-residence

    Certificate in National Security Affairs
    • Executive Education


Top 12% in Public Affairs Programs, U.S. News & World Report


The Master of Public Service and Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.



Endowed Chairs15
Endowed Professorships4


Tenure Track Professors 24
Visiting, Lecturers, Adjuncts18




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