Bush School Rises in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

March 20, 2018

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Dean Mark Welsh with Bush School Students

The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University has moved higher in the national rankings of schools of public affairs, according to a report published by U.S. News & World Report.  The Bush School ranks 16th among public schools listed in the survey, 28th overall. 

Dean Mark Welsh noted that this puts the Bush School in the top 10 percent of the 282 public and private graduate schools ranked. 

“These latest rankings are a testament to the School’s outstanding faculty reputation and to the quality of our students,” Welsh said. “The rise in rankings is another key indicator of the progress the School has made and the growing impact of our graduates in the field of public service,” he added.

The Bush School, founded in 1997, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this academic year.  In less than twenty years, the Bush School has grown from a small program with fewer than 20 students to a reputable academic college with two departments and a student population of more than 400, hailing from 39 states and 23 countries.  The Bush School continues to have a significant impact on key issues facing the state, nation, and world through its three research institutes: the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy; the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy; and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs. The School is also home to the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy and the Program on Women, Peace, and Security.

In addition to offering the Master of Public Service and Administration and the Master of International Affairs, the Bush School offers an online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration and graduate Certificates in Advanced International Affairs, Homeland Security, Public Management, and Nonprofit Management. 

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