The Bush School of Government and Public Service, called the Bush School for short, was founded as an academic unit in the College of Liberal Arts of Texas A&M University. It was founded upon the vision of ex-President George Bush, 41st President of the United States, which is “to educate principled leaders in public and international affairs, conduct research, and perform service.” The Bush School is proud to be part of Texas A&M since the university has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s magazines, and The Princeton Review to be one of the “best value” universities.

The Bush School offers Masters degree programs in Public Service and Administration and in International Affairs. It also offers extended education through its Certificate programs in Advanced International Affairs, China Studies, Homeland Security, and Nonprofit Management. The certificate programs are available both as residency and online programs.

Admission requirements to the Bush School for its graduate programs include:

● Application for Admission
● Application fee ($50 for US citizens, $75 for international applicants)
● Official transcript and records
● Three Recommendations
● Statement of Purpose
● Leadership Experience
● Relevant Experience
● TOEFL/IELTS Scores (for applicants from non-English speaking countries)

Tuition at Bush School for AY 2009 – 2010 is $221.74 per credit hour for in-state students. Graduate rates is at $502.74 per credit hour.

Aside from Federal Aid, financial aid comes in the form of scholarships, assistantships, and outside work. The Bush School is known for its generous scholarships with most students getting technology scholarships and qualified students getting merit-based scholarships.

The Bush School is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, classes, accreditation, school rankings, reviews, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact The Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University.