Named in honor of our 41st president, Texas A&M’s Bush School embodies the philosophy of President George H.W. Bush. President Bush believed that public service is a noble calling. He also believed that men and women of character can make a difference in their states and in their countries. The Bush School DC was built about this philosophy as well as the growing needs of professionals in the D.C. Area.
Located in the Center of the U.S. Capital
In the center of the capital, Texas A&M University’s Bush School DC is two blocks from the White House and several of our nation’s best-known landmarks. Our school occupies a prime location in the hub of Washington D.C. As a result, Bush School DC offers diverse graduate students a path to a successful career in national security, diplomacy, and foreign policy.
The Bush School DC is able to draw upon a plethora of renowned experts to enhance its programs. For instance, lawmakers, innovators, and thought leaders are interwoven into the educational experience offered to students.
Our building contains almost 47,000 square feet of space across five floors to welcome Texas A&M students, alumni, and visitors. Particularly, there are ample classrooms, conference rooms, study lounges, and collaborative/huddle rooms. It also features an admissions center, catering kitchen, snack and beverage stations, and a 150-seat state-of-the-art theater/lecture hall. The first floor greets visitors with a welcome center. There they can learn more about the Bush School DC, Texas A&M, and our robust series of programs and events.
Programs and Faculty
The Bush School DC provides students with the tools to understand complex issues through rigorous coursework and in-depth discussions. Classes are led by well-published scholars and seasoned practitioners from federal agencies. Inaugural classes began in January 2021 with students enrolled in the Master of International Policy (MIP) program. Additionally, graduate degrees and certificate programs offered include the Master of National Security and Intelligence and the Certificate in Advanced International Affairs.
A special source of pride for Bush School DC is our dedicated faculty. Small, in-person classes provide an optimum learning environment. Classes provide students with a stellar educational experience in an intimate space that promotes thought-provoking conversation among students and faculty.
The Aggie Network
The Bush School DC benefits from the strength and stellar reputation of Texas A&M’s Bush School in College Station, Texas. It also benefits from the vast resources of Texas A&M University, one of the largest university systems in the country. In addition, students have access to the strength of the Aggie Network. The Aggie Network is a worldwide support system of over 500,000 alumni in more than 165 countries. The system is known for its character and loyalty, along with the desire to help fellow former students.
For students seeking to optimize their graduate school experience, the Bush School offers the ideal combination. Students will experience education, experts with real-world experience, and many opportunities to interact with our nation’s leaders and policymakers. There’s no better place to gain the experience needed to propel one’s career in public service to the next level.