• Address: 4220 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-4220

  • Phone Number: 979-862-3469

  • Website: http://bush.tamu.edu/


In 1997, the Bush School of Government and Public Service was established under the president George H.W.Bush’s philosophy that “public service is a noble calling”. The Bush School of Government and Public Service is located in College Station, Texas. The programs of the college are housed in the Robert H. and Judy Ley Allen Building, A part of the George Bush Presidential Library Center on the campus of Texas A and M University, which is a top-tier research institution. A wealth of resources can be accessed by the students throughout their graduate education including research opportunities at any of the three research institutions housed within the Allen Building. The Bush School of Government and Public Service offers graduate and graduate certificate programs. The students of the Bush School of Government and Public Service are prepared to become principled leaders in their chosen fields and to reflect the value of public service throughout their careers.

The Bush School of Government and Public Service has made remarkable strides in less than 20 years of existence, towards becoming one of the leading public and international affairs graduate schools in the nation. The faculty of the Bush School of Government and Public Service are distinguished in academics and have gained national and international prominence for their research, publications, and leadership of significant conferences on key issues of public policy. A significant impact has been made in the public service arena through research and development by the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

The mission of the bush school is to “educate principled leaders in public and international affairs, conduct research and perform services”. The mission statement highlights three elements that inform all activities at the Bush school. Foremost, is the cultivation of principled leaders. The college seeks individuals who have already shown a predisposition for leadership. Second, The Bush School recognizes the importance of the research conducted by its faculty and research institutes. Third, The bush school tries to help the society through public service. Majority of the programs offered by the Bush School of Government and Public Service are designed for people who have decided to devote a significant portion of their lives to improve the well-being of others through public and civic action.

According to U.S. News and World Report, the Bush School of Government and Public Service ranks in the top 12 percent of graduate public affairs schools in the nation. In public affairs education, The Bush school has been named a “best value” as it offers students a substantial financial aid package while providing a world-class education required for 21st-century leadership.


The Master of Public Service and Administration Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. The Master of International Affairs Program is accredited by Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.


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College Station, Texas

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Texas A&M University

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Majors and Online Programs

The Bush School of Government and Public Service offers 4 online programs across 4 Majors

Business Management

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Homeland Security

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Political Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees


The Bush School of Government and Public Service Admission ProcessAdmissions at The Bush School of Government and Public Service

The entire staff of the Bush School of Government and Public Service are dedicated to assisting the students before, during and after the admission process. Students should mention in the application that they are interested in undertaking online programs.Students should fill the application form of Texas A and M University which can be found on the official website of the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Students should write an essay of approximately 500 words indicating personal interest in some areas of international affairs, homeland security, non-profit management or public management. Students should also mention their use of the enhanced knowledge about the subject chosen. 

Admission Requirements

  • Students should pay a non-refundable application fee of $65. International students should pay $90
  • Students should be having a bachelor’s degree
  • Official transcripts and records should be sent to Texas A and M University’s office directly from the previously studied college
  • Students should submit an updated resume
  • Students should send a statement of Purpose
  • Students should submit their GRE or GMAT  scores. The scores should not be older than 5 years
  • Students whose native language is not English should submit a proof of English proficiency by having a TOEFL score of 550 for paper-based and 80 for Internet-based or IELTS minimum score of 6.0

Official Transcript and Records

The official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, including summer school courses and study abroad should be submitted. The transcripts can be mailed to Texas A and M Graduate Admissions Processing in a sealed envelope with the registrar or president of the university’s signature across the seal.

Professional Resume

The resume which is to be submitted by the students should have the following

  • Name and contact information
  • Education
  • Degree Earned
  • Current overall GPA
  • Academic honors and awards
  • Relevant work/internship experience

Note: The resume should be emailed at bushschoolonline@tamu.edu 

Statement of Purpose

Students should write a 750-word essay mentioning all their professional experiences such as things they did, their duties and responsibilities, their achievements and much more. The statement of purpose should be sent to bushschoolonline@tamu.edu

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