Welcome to
The Bush School of Government
and Public Service

Bush School Landscape feautring the Rose Garden

Welcome to
The Bush School of Government
and Public Service


Welcome to
The Bush School of Government
and Public Service

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Foreign Countries Represented

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In-Residence Students Awarded Scholarships $1K to $30K

12%
International Students

Bush School News



Dean Welsh with the 2019 fall graduating class

BUSH SCHOOL NEWS

Bush School Graduates Record Number of EMPSA Students

Twenty-two Bush School executive students will receive their Master of Public Service and Administration degree from Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service. Some ninety-three students are in the Executive Master of Public Service and Administration (EMPSA) program, which began in 2016. The graduates of the EMPSA hail from a broad range of professions, including city government, emergency management, federal government, industry, and the military.

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Honoring President Bush’s Legacy

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Honoring President Bush’s Legacy

Interested in paying their respects and learning more about the life of the 41st president, visitors continued to visit the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in the year since he was laid to rest on the Texas A&M University campus.

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2018 Aggie Pride Tailgate

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A Profile in Public Service: Kathryn Kaufman Named Bush School Outstanding Alum

Public Service has been the theme of the career of 2007 Bush School graduate Kathryn Kaufman, who was honored with the Bush School’s 2019 Outstanding Alumni award.

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Dean Welsh poses with former students

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Highly Decorated International Infectious Disease Expert Named Scowcroft Senior Fellow

Dr. Oyewale Tomori has been named a Senior Fellow for the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

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President George H.W. Bush talks to students at the Bush School

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Remembering President George H.W. Bush

Saturday, November 30, marks the one-year anniversary of President Bush’s passing, a sad day for the nation and the Bush School. We all miss seeing President and Mrs. Bush on campus.

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David Bohigian and Rob Mosbacher

BUSH SCHOOL EVENTS

Head of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation Visits the Bush School

On October 30, 2019, David Bohigian and Robert Mosbacher discussed the role of the United States in supporting development and foreign policy goals through economic investment as a part of the Mosbacher Institute�s Conversations.

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Texas A&M swimmer Jake Gibbons

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Aggie Swim Team Captain Juggles Athletics, Bush School Studies

On a typical day, the students of the Bush School zip from class to class, stopping by the student workroom to eat a quick lunch while they print a paper for class or read the last few pages of their required reading.

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Dr. Raymond Robertson and Representative Will Hurd

BUSH SCHOOL EVENTS

US Congressman Will Hurd Speaks on Immigration and Congress

At the Mosbacher Institute’s Conversations in Public Policy event on October 2, 2019, US Congressman Will Hurd, Representative for Texas Congressional District 23 and a Texas A&M graduate, spoke about immigration issues facing Congress.

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Faculty, staff, and students walk and discuss around the Allen Building Lobby

BUSH SCHOOL EVENTS

First Annual Bush School Research Day

Bush School research activities were on display at the first annual Bush School Research Day held on September 19.

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Sarah Jackson, Texas Lyceum Vice President for Fellowships and a Bush School graduate; James McKenzie, Bush School ’20 and Texas Lyceum Fellow; and Dr. Ann Bowman, Bush School Professor

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Bush School Faculty and Student Speak at Texas Lyceum Meeting about Texas Voter Turnout

On Friday, September 13, the Texas Lyceum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders, held its quarterly meeting at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. The meeting’s purpose was to explore the question “Are we taking our democracy for granted?”

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Graduate Degrees



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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).

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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.

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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.

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Master of International Policy

The Master of International Policy program is intended for students who have already spent at least six years in the professional field of international affairs, broadly understood. The program expands students’ worldview and prepares them to advance their careers. World-renowned scholars and practitioners lead in-depth classroom discussions, collaborate on research, and mentor students in and out of the classroom.


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 may apply toward degrees being pursued at the Bush School.


Institutes, Centers, & Programs