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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 ranked in the top 12 percent of 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, and Nonprofit Management.

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.

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


Master of Public Service & Administration153
Master of International Affairs181
Certificate programs
     Advanced International Affairs
     Homeland Security
     Nonprofit Management


Master of Public Service & Administration
  • Tracks
    • Public Management
    • Public Policy Analysis
    • Nonprofit Management
  • Concentrations
    • Education Policy and Management
    • Energy, Environment and Technology Policy
    • Health Policy and Management
    • International Nongovernmental Organizations
    • Nonprofit Management
    • Security Policy and Management
    • State & Local Government Policy and Management

Master of International Affairs
  • Tracks
    • International Development and Economic Policy
    • National Security and Diplomacy
  • Concentrations
    • American Homeland Security
    • Intelligence as an Instrument of Statecraft
    • US Defense Policy and Military Affairs
    • American Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
    • International Politics and Grand Strategy
    • International Economic Development
    • International Economics and Trade
    • Multinational Enterprises and Public Policy
    • Conflict and Development
    • Regional studies (Europe, Middle East, China)

    Certificate in Advanced International Affairs
    • In-residence or online

    Certificate in Nonprofit Management
    • In-residence or online

    Certificate in Homeland Security
    • Online


Top 12% in Public Affairs Programs, U.S. News & World Report
5th - Rank among US public universities and 19th in the national for its International Affairs program, Foreign Policy, 2015
12th - Rank among public universities and 19th in the national for its Public Management Administration program, U.S. News & World Report
21st - Rank among public universities for its Master of Public Affairs degree, 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.
The Master of International Affairs program is one of 35 full members of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.



Endowed Chairs18
Endowed Professorships3


Tenure Track Professors 34
Visiting, Lecturers, Adjuncts18



100% - Percentage of in-residence degree students who receive financial aid scholarships from the Bush School


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