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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bush School Students Make Presentations at the American Bar Association Bush School News Students Make Presentations at the American Bar Association

Ten students from the Bush School were guests of the American Bar Association (ABA) at the ABA Section of Taxation Midyear Meetings.

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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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Welcome to the Bush School


The Bush School of Government and Public Service, named after George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, was founded in 1997. Currently, the Bush School is ranked 21st among public universities for public affairs programs. The Bush School educates principled leaders in public service and international affairs, conducts research, and performs service.
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Why attend the Bush School of Government and Public Service?

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Quality education with a blend of professional and academic faculty members

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Emphasis on public service both in the classroom and beyond with team based capstones, simulations, and case studies

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Generous financial support and low-cost degree with diverse students, faculty, and staff


Graduate Degrees

Master of Public Service and Administration

The Master of Public Service and Administration develops principled leaders for the public and nonprofit sectors. The MPSA program is fully accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). The curriculum provides students with knowledge and analytical skills in management, leadership, policy analysis, and research methods.

Master of International Affairs

The Master of International Affairs prepares students for professional careers in global affairs. The curriculum provides student with knowledge and analytical skills in diplomacy, international politics, regional studies, intelligence, and international economic development.

Online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration

The Online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration (EMPSA) program further develops and prepares highly skilled and knowledgeable principled leaders for public service with the in depth expertise to excel and lead in the public service field, specifically in homeland security, nonprofit management, or public management.


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.




Residential Degree Scholarship and Cost

Merit scholarships range from $1,000 to $30,000 per year

100% of degree students receive scholarships

All scholarship recipients pay in-state tuition and fees

Graduate assistantships are available for select second-year students

Estimated Out-of-State One-year Cost

Tuition and fees = $20,600

Non-resident waiver = -$7,500

Average first-year scholarship = -$5,000

Estimated average cost = $6,100



Tuition and fees

Non-resident waiver

Average first-year scholarship

Estimated average cost

$18,500

-$7,500

-$4,000

 $7,000

Low-cost tuition and fees plus generous scholarship support equal affordability

Internationally Acclaimed Faculty

The Bush School faculty includes highly regarded academics and seasoned public service and international affairs professionals. All have had distinguished careers; are well credentialed; and are fully engaged in the School's extensive research agenda, institutional activities.

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Research

Texas A&M University is home to dozens of centers and institutes that provide students opportunities to engage with leading researchers in both academic and professional development settings. The Bush School houses three research institutes: the Institutes of Science, Technology, and Public Policy; the Scowcroft Institutes for International Affairs; and the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy.


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Diversity and Inclusivity

The Bush School and Texas A&M University are working to achieve diversity and inclusivity through a strong, demonstrable presence of diversity in our faculty, staff, students, administrators, and supporters; an environment where the opportunity to fully participate does not inappropriately or unintentionally depend on elements of an individual’s identity; and an equitable environment where success depends on work effort and contributions that advance the mission of the University.

Read more about our diversity initiative at the Bush School



Community

College Station has the lowest cost of living index of the top schools ranked by US News and World Report in its America's Best Graduate Schools 2009 edition.

Consistently ranked as one of the best places in the nation to live, the twin communities of Bryan and College Station are literally in the "heart" of Texas. Only 100 miles from Houston and Austin, and 160 miles from Dallas and San Antonio, Bryan-College Station is within a few hours of many of the beautiful sights of Texas, including the beaches of the Texas coast.

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Master of Public Service and Administration

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Master of International Affairs

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Contact @ MIA Degree
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Online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration

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Graduate Certificate Programs

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