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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 educated 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


Rankings

  • The Princeton Review/USA Today — listed Texas A&M as one of
    nation's 50 "best values" among public institutions
    The Princeton Review/USA Today — listed Texas A&M as one of nation's 50 "best values" among public institutions
  • Smart Money ranked Texas A&M No. 1 in "payback ratio"
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine cited Texas A&M as a
    "best value" in its 2014 list of 100 best values in public institutions
    Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine cited Texas A&M as a "best value" in its 2014 list of 100 best values in public institutions
  • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranked Texas A&M
    in its listings of "best values among public universities"

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.


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

Estimates Out-of-State One-year Cost

Tuition and fees = $18,500

Non-resident waiver = -$7,500

Average first-year scholarship = -$4,000

Estimated average cost = $7,000



Tuition and fees

Non-resident waiver

Average first-year scholarship

Estimated average cost

$18,500

-$7,500

-$4,000

 $7,000


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.


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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