The Bush School of Government and Public Service is a public and international affairs graduate school at Texas A&M University located in College Station, Texas. Named after 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush, the school was established in 1997 with the goal of preparing students for positions of leadership in the public and nonprofit sectors in the face of the changing nature of public service in recent years.
By providing students with challenging on-campus and online courses that help develop their leadership skills, the school aims to produce talented men and women of character committed to a life of public service.
The graduate school offers two Master’s degree programs; namely, Master of Public Service and Administration and Master’s Program in International Affairs. Aside from these two cornerstone programs, the school also offers joint degree programs and graduate certificates for working professionals.
The Bush School Online program provides graduate certificates in Advanced International Affairs, Homeland Security, and Nonprofit Management to working professionals who want to further their education in public policy and service but, for some reason, are not able to attend traditional classes.
Total estimated cost of tuition and fees is a little over US$24,000 for students who qualify for resident rates. Financial aid is extended in the form of in-house scholarships, fellowships, assistantships offered to second-year students and financial loans offered through federal student aid.
The Bush School of Government and Public Service is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Its Master of Public Service and Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. It was ranked Top 13% in Public Affairs programs by the U.S. News & World Report.