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.
The Bush School offers four graduate programs for students aspiring to careers in public service. Degrees in Public Service and Administration, International Affairs, and International Policy, as well as an online Executive Master in Public Service and Administration develop principled leaders for professional careers in public service. The Bush School also offers graduate Certificates in Advanced International Affairs, Homeland Security, Nonprofit Management, Public Management, International Communication and Public Diplomacy, and National Security Affairs. The Bush School has joined with several Texas A&M departments to offer seven Bachelor’s/Master’s 5-Year (3+2) Programs that allow students to enter the Bush School at the beginning of their fourth year and receive both their undergraduate and master’s degrees in five years.
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.