Bush School of Government and Public Service


Administrative Officers

Dean – Mark A. Welsh III

Senior Associate Dean – Frank B. Ashley III, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration – Joe Dillard

Assistant Dean for Assessment and Graduate Education – Cole Blease Graham, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Student Affairs – Matthew Upton, Ph.D.

About the Bush School of Government and Public Service

The Bush School of Government and Public Service offers master’s degrees in two areas as well as five graduate certificate programs. Study at the Bush School can lead to a Master of Public Service and Administration degree (MPSA) or Master in International Affairs (MPIA) degree. The professional degree programs prepare students for careers in public service spanning the public and not-for-profit sectors, both domestically and internationally. The courses offered in this catalog are designed for individuals with those interests. For those student with five years or more professional experience, the Executive Master of Public Service and Administration offers a rigorous online degree program with two required one-week sessions in residence. For those students seeking to strengthen their skills in international affairs or homeland security with graduate coursework, the Graduate Certificate in Advanced International Affairs or the Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security are offered. The Bush School also offers the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and the Graduate Certificate in Public Management for individuals who seek to enhance their understanding of nonprofit organizations and management practices appropriate to the nonprofit sector. One other certificate is intended for specialized audiences. The Graduate Certificate in National Security Affairs provides instruction for those with relevant career experience.