Welcome to The Bush School of Government & Public Service
Welcome to The Bush School of Government & Public Service
Welcome to The Bush School of Government & Public Service
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ABOUT THE BUSH SCHOOL

The Bush School of Government and Public Service, named after George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, was founded in 1997. Currently, the Bush School is ranked 20th among public universities for public affairs programs. The Bush School educates principled leaders in public service and international affairs, conducts research, and performs service.


Why attend the Bush School of Government and Public Service?

Quality education with a blend of professional and academic faculty members

Emphasis on public service both in the classroom and beyond with team-based capstones, simulations, and case studies

Generous financial support and affordable degree with diverse students, faculty, and staff



DEGREE PROGRAMS

Master of Public Service and Administration

The Master of Public Service and Administration develops principled leaders for the public and nonprofit sectors. The MPSA program is fully accredited by NASPAA. The curriculum provides students with knowledge and analytical skills in management, leadership, policy analysis, and research methods.

Master of International Affairs

The Master of International Affairs prepares students for professional careers in global affairs. The curriculum provides students with knowledge and analytical skills in diplomacy, international politics, regional studies, intelligence, international economic development, and more.

Online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration

The Online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration (EMPSA) program further develops and prepares highly skilled and knowledgeable principled leaders for public service with the in depth expertise to excel and lead in the public service field. Students choose between three tracks available.

Master of International Policy

The Master of International Policy program is intended for students who have already spent at least six years in the professional field of international affairs, broadly understood. The program expands students’ worldview and prepares them to advance their careers. Students choose between two tracks available.

Master of International Affairs & Public Health (Combined)

The Bush School and the School of Public Health have combined to offer students the ability to receive both a Master of International Affairs degree and a Master of Public Health degree in a three year period. These two degrees are a natural fit. Diseases do not stop at borders. That is a public health and a national security reality.

Master of PSAA & Education (Collaborative)

The PSAA and EAHR Collaborative Degrees Program (CDP) is a coordinated educational effort of the Bush School and the College of Education and Human Development. The CDP is designed for those individuals who intend to build an academic career focused on conducting research in the field of education policy.

Master of PSAA & Public Health (Collaborative)

The PSAA and HPM Collaborative Degrees Program (CDP) is a coordinated educational effort of the Bush School and the School of Public Health. The CDP is designed for those individuals who intend to build an academic career focused on conducting research in the multidisciplinary field of health policy and economics.

Bachelor’s/Master’s 5-Year (3+2) Programs

The Bachelor’s/Master’s 5-Year (3+2) Programs enables students to receive both their undergraduate and master’s degrees in five years. The Bush School has joined with several Texas A&M departments to offer seven joint-degree programs that allow students to enter the Bush School at the beginning of their fourth year of study at Texas A&M University.

Washington, D.C. Teaching Site

The Bush School’s vision to inspire excellence in the noble calling of public service will be greatly expanded with the opening of the Washington, D.C. Teaching Site. Classes commence in early 2021, with the teaching site offering instruction toward the Master of International Policy (MIP) degree, a 30-credit-hour, non-thesis program at present.

MIA & MPSA Degree Scholarships

  • Merit scholarships range from $1,000 to $29,000 per year

  • 100% of on-campus, full time MPSA/MIA students receive awards

  • In-state tuition and fees are awarded to MPSA/MIA non-Texas scholarship recipients

  • Graduate assistantships are available for select second-year students

  • Cost of living estimates are about $21,000 per year

  • Tuition/Fees + Generous Scholarship + Low Cost of Living = AFFORDABILITY

IN-STATE PER YEAR
In-state Tuition/Fees @ 24 hrs $13,200
Average Bush Scholarship-$5,000
Average TUITION/FEE COST$8,200

OUT-OF-STATE COST PER YEAR
Out-of-state Tuition/Fees @ 24 hrs$25,500
Average Bush Scholarship -$5,000
Non-resident T/F Waiver-$12,000
Average TUITION/FEE COST $8,500

DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY

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The Bush School and Texas A&M University are working to achieve diversity and inclusivity through a strong, demonstrable presence of diversity in our faculty, staff, students, administrators, and supporters; an environment where the opportunity to fully participate does not inappropriately or unintentionally depend on elements of an individual’s identity; and an equitable environment where success depends on work effort and contributions that advance the mission of the University.

Diversity Initiative at the Bush School


INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED FACULTY

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The Bush School faculty includes highly regarded academics and seasoned public service and international affairs professionals. All have had distinguished careers; are well credentialed; and are fully engaged in the School's extensive research agenda, institutional activities.

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Texas A&M University & Bryan/College Station Community

Consistently ranked as one of the best places in the nation to live, the twin communities of Bryan and College Station are literally in the "heart" of Texas. Bryan-College Station is one of the safest, most family-friendly places in Texas. Both cities have well-maintained parks and recreational facilities, have a range of housing options close to the Bush School campus, and there are an ever-increasing number of excellent restaurants in both Bryan and College Station. Within easy reach of four of the largest metropolitan areas in the nation, we can expand our outreach to utilize the best opportunities and resources that Texas offers.

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