Bush School History

In less than 20 years of existence, the Bush School has made remarkable strides toward becoming one of the leading public and international affairs graduate schools in the nation. The belief of President George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, that public service is a noble calling, has been the foundation of the School's philosophy and continues to shape all aspects of the curriculum, research, and student experience.

"Public service is a noble calling." - President George H.W. Bush

The Master of Public Service and Administration and the Master of International Affairs are the two academic cornerstones of the School. In addition to the successful degree programs, the School has also instituted an expanding online and extended education program that includes certificates in advanced international affairs, homeland security, and nonprofit management.

Distinguished, multidisciplinary faculty – both practitioners and academics – have gained national and international prominence for their research, publications, and leadership of significant conferences on key issues of public policy. The Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy, the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, and the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy, were established to conduct policy-oriented research.

In its short history, the School has had a significant impact in the public service arena through research and the development of public servants and principled leaders.