College Profile: The George Bush School of Government and Public Service - Online School
Committed to realizing the noble vision of its founder, George Bush, 41st President of the United States, the mission of the Bush School of Government and Public Service is to educate principled leaders in public and international affairs, conduct research, and perform service.
Inspired by President Bush's vision and committed to its mission, 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 reinforces and contributes to the others.
The mission statement highlights three elements that inform all activities at the Bush School. Foremost is the cultivation of principled leaders, a primary goal of the School. In recruiting students, we seek individuals who have already shown a predisposition for leadership, and we work to develop and hone their skills. Important elements of this effort are workshops focused on communication, conflict resolution, and power and influence, the understanding of which enhances the student's ability to manage and lead effectively. Although no program can provide instruction that assures its graduates will conduct themselves in a principled manner, the Bush School strives to instill and reinforce this commitment to principled service among its students.
Second, the Bush School recognizes the vital importance of the research conducted by its faculty and research institutes. In addition to contributions to the broader discipline of public affairs and public administration, our research also significantly enhances Bush School students' educational experience. For example, through the Capstone courses, every Bush School student has the opportunity to work with a team on a real-world project for a real-world client, guided by knowledgeable faculty members. These clients range from local nonprofits to state and federal agencie...