The graduation rate of students in the MPSA program is high. The number of new MPSA students has grown substantially in recent years. Most students are full-time, and typically 90% or more graduate within two years. Within four years, over 95% of students graduate. For the cohorts entering in Fall 2010 and Fall 2011, 100% graduated within four years.
|Year entering the Bush School
|Number of students in entering class
|Percent of graduating in 100% of degree time (2 years)
|Percent of graduating in 200% of degree time (4 years)
“The Bush School offered me the opportunity to learn from a blended faculty of academics and practitioners about how to advance my professionalism, my knowledge of local government, and develop skills that will directly translate to my career.”Allyson Bell
“I understand that the overall program is well rounded; however, the state and local professors are absolute rock-stars within their field.”Matthew Bangcaya
“I was able to discover a meaningful career path and tailor my internship and coursework for success in my chosen field. As a result, I’ve found that I was more prepared for my first post-graduate job than my peers in the nonprofit sector.”Emily Gesing
“My Bush School education prepared me to think critically about organization structure and ask the “why” questions in organizations – especially new ones. I utilize my Masters daily in thinking through structures that allow our staff and organization to grow and function with ease.”Reid Squires
Spotlight On Dr. Ann Bowman
In the fall of 2016, the Bush School welcomed Dr. Ann Bowman to the Masters in Public Service and Administration program. While new to the Bush School, Dr. Bowman was no stranger to Texas A&M, having taught in the Department of Political Science from 1979 — 1981, before moving to the University of South Carolina.
Spotlight On Dr. Leonard Bright
Dr. Leonard Bright holds a Ph.D. in public administration and policy from the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. He joined the Bush School after serving as an associate professor in the School of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville.
Spotlight On Dr. Cole Blease Graham, Jr.
Cole Blease Graham, Jr., assistant dean of Assessment and Diversity Initiatives and professor in the Department of Public Service and Administration, earned his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1971.
Spotlight On Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer is possibly the only man on earth who can make local government debt cool. Luckily, that’s a big part of his job.