Bush School of Government – Texas A&M

Bush School of Government - Texas A&M

Inspired by our 41st President H. W. Bush’s vision, the Bush School offers a comprehensive educational experience designed to cultivate professionalism and principle in public service. All academic programs integrate three components — a carefully-designed curriculum, experiential learning, and self-study — each of which reinforce and contribute to the others. The Bush School takes a broad view of public service, stressing the opportunities for service at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels as well as in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Indeed some of the most important tasks in public service are inventing ways to form cross-sector partnerships serving the common good. The Bush School strives to equip its students to undertake such challenges. Once enrolled, online students can look forward to:

The Bush School Online

The Bush School welcomes working professionals and students who need flexibility in order to further their education. The Bush School’s online graduate level certificate programs have been developed for those interested in public policy and service that cannot (for whatever reason) attend in-residence programs. Further, we appreciate the varied backgrounds that professionals from many fields, different levels of government, and the military bring to our programs. Therefore, you will find that the Bush School’s graduate-level certificate programs offer experience rich environments, are highly interactive, and provide an educational environment unmatched by other universities.


The Bush School of Texas A&M University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane; Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; 404-679-4501). All programs are also reviewed and approved through internal Texas A&M governing bodies and, where appropriate, through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).