BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, TX—The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University continues to move upward in the national rankings of schools of public affairs. U.S. News & World Report advanced the Bush School to the top 25 graduate schools for public affairs for 2023, placing it in the top 9 percent. The Bush School ranks 13th among public institutions and 23rd overall, up from 16th among public institutions and 28th overall for 2022.
The Bush School also made significant strides in the rankings for Homeland Security, which now ranks 6th overall and 5th among public institutions. Additionally, the Bush School ranked 21st among public institutions for the specialty field of Local Government Management, 15th for Nonprofit Management, and 13th for Public Management and Leadership.
U.S. News ranked a total of 270 schools.
The Bush School was founded in 1997 and has grown from a small program with fewer than twenty students to a reputable academic college with two departments and a student population of more than 400 representing diverse backgrounds and interests. Bush School programs on Women, Peace, and Security; Economic Statecraft; Intelligence Studies; the Middle East; and Cyber Policy, Strategy, and Security, also received local and national recognition. The Bush School welcomed several new faculty last year, including former CIA Deputy Director for Operations Greg Vogle, Dr. Jeehee Han and Dr. Ishara Casellas Connors.
The Bush School’s three research institutes, the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy; the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy; and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs continue to meaningfully influence key issues of policy facing the state, nation and world. The School is also home to the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) and the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy. Recently, CNP rolled out a series of continuing education programs that provide valuable knowledge, skills and credentialing for individuals in the nonprofit space.
In addition to offering the Master of Public Service and Administration, the Master of International Affairs, and the Master of International Policy, the Bush School offers an online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration, a Master of International Affairs and Public Health, and graduate Certificates in Advanced International Affairs, Homeland Security, Public Management, Nonprofit Management, Geospatial Intelligence, National Security Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy.