College Station, Texas: The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University has moved higher in the national rankings of schools of public affairs, according to a report published by U.S. News & World Report. The Bush School ranks 16th among public schools listed in the survey, 28th overall.
Dean Mark Welsh noted that this puts the Bush School in the top 10 percent of the 285 public and private graduate schools ranked.
“These latest rankings are a testament to the School’s outstanding faculty reputation and to the quality of our students,” Welsh said. “They are a key indicator of the progress the School has made and the growing impact of our graduates in the field of public service.”
The School also ranked among the top 20 of public institutions in the fields of Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Public Policy Analysis, and Local Government Management.
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, hailing from thirty-nine states and twenty-three countries. The School continues to have a significant impact on key issues facing the state, nation, and world through its 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. The School is also home to the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy and the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy as well as programs on Women, Peace, and Security; Economic Statecraft; Intelligence Studies; the Middle East; and Cyber Policy, Strategy, and Security.
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, and Nonprofit Management.
As a further commitment to providing its students with stellar educational opportunities, the Bush School recently opened a teaching site in the heart of the nation’s capital.