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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

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International Students

Bush School News



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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

BUSH SCHOOL NEWS

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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Bush School student Kassie Jones in front of the White House

BUSH SCHOOL NEWS

Interning in Washington, DC, Bush School Students Make Their Mark

Riding the Metro to work, taking in the sights in their free time, exploring the countless museums that tell America’s story, two dozen current Bush School students lived and worked in Washington, DC, this summer, soaking in the knowledge gained through their various internships and leaving their mark on the nation’s capital.

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Students working high and low to paint the side of a Habitat for Humanity House

BUSH SCHOOL NEWS

Starting with Service: New Bush School Students Paint Eight Bryan Habitat for Humanity Homes

With classes starting in less than a week, orientation began Monday for the Bush School’s class of 2021. To kick off the week, more than 150 members of the incoming class filed off buses in a north Bryan Habitat for Humanity neighborhood Monday morning, beginning their school year with a service project.

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2018 Aggie Pride Tailgate

BUSH SCHOOL NEWS

Bush School Alum Works to Continue LGBTQ Momentum at Texas A&M

Walking across the campus of Texas A&M University, prospective students and other visitors are quick to notice the multitude of traditions taken part in by students and faculty alike: hats off in the Memorial Student Center, piles of pennies on the feet of the Sullivan Ross statue, and certainly a lot of “Howdys.”

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Dean Welsh poses with former students

BUSH SCHOOL NEWS

Bush School Graduates Gather for Dean’s Annual Alumni Reception in Washington, DC

On a warmer than normal June evening in Washington, DC, just blocks from the White House, more than 100 Bush School alumni gathered for the Dean’s Annual Alumni and Intern Reception.

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Honorable Emily Haber, German Ambassador presents to the audience alongside Warren Finch of the George Bush Library and Museum

BUSH SCHOOL NEWS

Bush School Students Soak in Presentation by German Ambassador

Bush School students and the public enjoyed a presentation by the Honorable Emily Haber, German Ambassador to the United States, who touched on multiple topics in a speech and Q&A session with the audience.

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Professor Jim Olson standing in front of shelves of books

BUSH SCHOOL NEWS

Bush School Professor Jim Olson Warns of Counterintelligence Threats in New Book

Former CIA Chief of Counterintelligence Jim Olson delivered a speech about his new book, To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence, at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service.

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Dr. Ann O'Bowman

BUSH SCHOOL NEWS

Bush School Professor Ann O’M. Bowman Receives First Transformative Research Award

The first Transformative Research Award from Texas A&M’s Center for Housing and Urban Development went to Dr. Ann O’M. Bowman for her innovative urban development research.

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Professor Valerie Hudson after being awarded distinguished status

BUSH SCHOOL NEWS

Valerie Hudson Named University Distinguished Professor

Professor Valerie Hudson of the Bush School's Department of International Affairs has been named a Distinguished Professor, the University's highest faculty honor. Hudson is one of seven faculty members who received the designation this year.

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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