Texas A&M University - Bush School of Government and Public Service

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Introduction to Texas A&M University - Bush School of Government and Public Service

The Bush School of Government and Public Service 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 school features graduate certification programs relating to fields of study such as international affairs and homeland security. All online programs are disseminated completely online and include no residency requirements.

Bush School of Government and Public Service -- Prospective Student Information

Individuals interested in pursuing an online degree at Texas A and M - Bush School of Government and Public Service may request more information by calling 979-862-3469.

The Bush School of Government and Public Service follows a traditional semester-based academic calendar. Classes last for 15 weeks and may be taken in the spring and fall. Condensed five-and-a-half week classes are available in the summer.

Financial aid opportunities are available to eligible students. Options include the federal loan and grants. Military discounts are also offered.

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 Certificate in Advanced International Affairs (CAIA) program is an innovative way for individuals to acquire knowledge in international relations that supports a wide range of careers in a highly connected world. Now available with optional emphasis areas including diplomacy, defense policy and military affairs, and intelligence. Coming Fall 2010, counterterrorism and regional studies.

The Certificate in Homeland Security (CHLS) meets rapidly growing educational needs in the area of strategy and policy for homeland security. CHLS credits are now transferable to National Graduate School Masters program.

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management (CNPM) prepares the next generation of leaders to be effective managers of nonprofit organizations. Now available with optional emphasis areas including fund raising and philanthropy, fiscal and performance management, leadership and management, health and human service policy, and international nongovernmental organizations.

Accreditation

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).

FAQs on Texas A&M University - Bush School of Government and Public Service

Why Should I Choose the Bush School of Government and Public Service?

The Bush School of Government and Public Service proudly welcomes students from various backgrounds and experiences, including working professionals and military personnel. As a division of Texas A and M, all online classes result in official Texas A and M University graduate credit. Few online programs offer the same level of credibility, instruction and in-depth knowledge on topics related to public affairs.

What Is the Teaching Philosophy at Bush School of Government and Public Service?

The goal of the online curriculum at the Bush School of Government and Public Service is to mold students into leaders of the public and nonprofit business sectors. This is done through a combination of high-level intruction, leadership development opportunities and the assistance of an experienced staff.

What Are the Credentials of Online Faculty at the Bush School of Government and Public Service?

The world-class faculty members at the Bush School of Government and Public Service are internationally renowned as leading experts in their fields of study. The majority of professors boast years of experience in the public, private or nonprofit business sectors.

Faculty members are active leaders in scholarly endeavors. Many have published books, contributed to academic journals and/or conducted industry-leading research.

What Is the Admissions Process at the Bush School of Government and Public Service?

Admission requirements vary depending on the program students wish to enter. To receive current information about admission requirements for a specific program, prospective students contact a Bush School admissions adviser. Advisers are on call to assist students with all portions of the enrollment process.