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Robertson School of Government

Robertson School of Government

Developing Principled Leaders for Meaningful Impact. Explore Programs in Public Administration, Government, National Security, & International Development. Select Your Program
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Robertson School of Government

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Gain Tools in Budgeting, Policymaking, Law & Management. Online/Virginia Beach. 8-Week Courses for Faster Degree Completion. Explore the MPA Program
Graduates of Regent University's Robertson School of Government, which offers MPA programs online and on campus in Virginia Beach.

Robertson School of Government

Master's in National Security Studies

Enhance Your Expertise in Homeland Security, Counter-Terrorism, and National and International Intelligence. Explore the Program
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Robertson School of Government

Master's in Government

Prepare to Lead Change through Regent's M.A. in Government Program. Online/Virginia Beach. Transfer & Military Friendly. 8-Week Courses. Learn About the Program
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Robertson School of Government

Military Friendly® Ranks Regent among Top 5

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Robertson School of Government

Welcome to Regent University’s School of Government (RSG), where students look first when beginning their educational journeys in political science and government-related graduate programs. Whether you envision yourself working at the White House or Capitol Hill, as a city manager or nonprofit executive director, or in some other form of public service, we will prepare you for a public service career, both in and out of government.

Our mission is to train leaders who strengthen the ethical and moral foundation of Judeo-Christian principles in government and who are called to preserve individual freedom, representative democracy and constitutional government. RSG graduates serve in strategic positions in the White House, Capitol Hill, the Departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security, city councils and state legislatures, NGOs, think tanks, universities, and the military.

With high-quality degree programs, you’ll find the one that fits your career goal and objectives. Select from the M.A. in Government, M.A. in International Development, M.A. in National Security Studies, and Master of Public Administration; plus our newest degree offering, the Ph.D. in Government—designed to train future leaders of thought and action—you’ll be able to select a minor concentration and a major concentration in American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Political Analysis.

Are you called to join the ranks of our alumni who are Christian leaders changing the world?

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Success Stories

“Professors give real-life lessons and then connect them with God's purpose for your life in a relevant manner.”

Hannah Bell, M.A., 2012 Nonprofit Organization Leader

“Regent provided valuable internship experiences — from working for a Congressman to work in Iraq with the Kurdish government.”

Jennifer Salcido, M.A., 2012

“My time at RSG was a rewarding experience! I was enlightened about the various ideas that influence the political, economic, and social agendas of the world. In addition, I built relationships with faculty, staff, and students and benefited from several RSG-sponsored opportunities.”

Takeshia Stokes, M.A., 2010

“The whole concept at Regent was, if you are pursuing administration in the public interest, you aren't just doing it to be a bureaucrat, but to serve those around you. You have to be engaged and know what you believe when you go into it, to stand up for what you think is right.”

Andrew Owen, MPA, 2017 Deputy Treasurer, City of Suffolk

“All of my professors have such a passion for what they are teaching and it is contagious. RSG professors have first-hand knowledge about the subjects they teach. They emphasize that we can make moral arguments in the public sphere.”

Keelyn Geoghean, M.A., 2014

Graduates go on to have successful careers in the global marketplace, including positions at Fortune 100 companies.

  • American Center for Law and Justice
  • Brookings Institution
  • Focus on the Family
  • FOX News
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Joint Forces Staff College
  • Judicial Watch
  • NATO
  • Pennsylvania Family Institute
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • United States House of Representatives
  • United States Senate
  • Virginia House of Delegates
  • The White House
  • Zambia
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. State Department
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Office of the President Personnel
  • DOD-Pentagon
  • U.S. Joint Forces Command
  • U.S. Representative
  • Forum Foundation
  • Concerned Women for America
  • National Fatherhood Initiative
  • Direct Campaign Solutions
  • Just Law International
  • Suffolk, VA
  • Booz Allen
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Arkansas
Regent News

Robertson School of Government

June 29, 2023
The Robertson School of Government Honors Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle-Sears with the Distinguished Statesman Award

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 29, 2023) – The Robertson School of Government has selected Winsome Earle-Sears, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, as a recipient of …

March 31, 2023
Can You Get a Ph.D. Without a Master’s?

So, you’ve completed your bachelor’s degree and want to get on the fast track to a Ph.D. The question is—can you get your Ph.D. without a master’s degree? Or, is a combined master’s and doctoral program an option? The answer to …

March 28, 2023
Regent Professor Leads High Level Security Training for Defense Fellows in the Indo-Pacific Region

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 28, 2023) – Dr. Joshua Hastey, from the Robertson School of Government, is back at Regent after successfully leading a seminar in the most recent Comprehensive Security …

March 16, 2023
Life in the Law: A Fireside Chat with Scott Stewart, the Mississippi Solicitor General Who Argued the Dobbs Case at the U.S. Supreme Court

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 16, 2023) – Regent Law welcomed Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart to a “fireside chat” with Dean Brad Lingo on …

March 14, 2023
Robertson Center for Constitutional Law Impacting Cases at U.S. Supreme Court

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 14, 2023) – The Robertson Center for Constitutional Law just had its most active month since it was established in June of 2020.  In the past month, the Robertson Center filed a U.S …

March 13, 2023
Regent University Named #5 Best Military Friendly® School for 2023-24

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 13, 2023) – Regent University was ranked #5 by Military Friendly® Schools for the academic year 2023-24, up one spot from last year’s ranking. Regent’s #5 …

March 8, 2023
Regent University to Offer a New Ph.D. in Government in Fall 2023

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 8, 2023) – Regent University is introducing a Ph.D. in Government in Fall 2023 that seeks to prepare students for influential careers at the highest levels of scholarship. The …

February 27, 2023
‘God is Here’: Regent University Experiences Outpouring of Spiritual Renewal

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Feb. 27, 2023) – As revival moves to college campuses across the nation, Regent University students, faculty, and staff are experiencing a miraculous move of God. The Holy Spirit …

January 24, 2023
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Regent the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s in Virginia – for the 11th Year in a Row

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Jan. 24, 2023) – Regent University continues to hold the No. 1 spot as the Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia, according …

January 9, 2023
The Robertson School of Government Honors General John Ashcroft with the Distinguished Statesman Award

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Jan. 9, 2023) – The Robertson School of Government has selected General John Ashcroft as a recipient in its Distinguished Statesman Award Series—an honor that …

December 29, 2022
Regent Professor with Expertise in Middle East Studies Appointed to Virginia Israel Advisory Board

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Dec. 29, 2022) – Virginia General Assembly Speaker of the House Todd Gilbert has appointed Dr. A.J. Nolte of Regent University to the Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB) …

December 28, 2022
Regent University Celebrates the 2022 Year in Review

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Dec. 28, 2022) – In 2022, Regent University celebrated historic growth, launched exciting new initiatives, and received notable accolades and awards. The following summary provides a few notable highlights …

August 29, 2022
40 Days of Prayer & Fasting at Regent University

Since 1978, Regent University has upheld a legacy of Christian leadership and service. In 40 years, Regent has trained more than 31,000 students from 100 different countries to become world-changing leaders. Outstanding leadership starts with a …

August 9, 2022
Regent University Named the Best Online Christian College in America Again

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Aug. 9, 2022) – Regent University has been ranked by BibleCollegeOnline.com (BCO) as the  Best Online Christian College in America— for the second year in a row. “We are incredibly honored …

June 28, 2022
FRC and Regent University Release Joint Study Linking Religious Freedom to Economic Well-Being

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2022) – Regent University and Family Research Council released a new report today titled "Why International Religious Freedom is Vital to International Development: Causal …