Master of Arts in American Government at Regent University

Certificate of Graduate Studies in American Government

On-Campus & Online Degree Overview

Designed with career development for government employees and political professionals in mind, the American Government certificate will equip you to think biblically and to perform skillfully in your field. Competencies include learning and understanding our government's legal foundation and the major branches of government. Optional competencies include national security affairs and campaign management.

This certificate is popular with students who studied political science as undergrads and is a viable alternative to a traditional political science graduate degree.

Benefits of earning a Graduate Certificate

Certificates of Graduate Studies are an excellent option for continuing education for political science and government professionals who desire additional training for career advancement. Upon completing the certificate, students have the option of applying to the master's program, and if accepted, all courses taken transfer in.

  • Lower tuition cost than a full master's program.
  • Update your skills and keep current with contemporary thinking in your field of study.
  • Fewer credit hours to fulfill a certificate mean your professional credentials are enhanced more quickly.

Earn your Certificate of Graduate Studies in American Government from Regent University's Robertson School of Government. Contact us today for more information on this online graduate certificate program for political scientists. We'll get you started.

Required Co-Requisites (0 credit hours)

Course Number, Title and Credit Hours

Fall

Spring

Summer

A

B

C

D

E

F

ENGL 500
Graduate Academic Writing Seminar
(0)
(must be taken during first semester)

x

x

x

x

x

x

UNIV LIB
Library Research and Resources
(0)
(must be taken during first semester)

x

x

x

x

x

x

American Government Certificate (12 credit hours)
Complete four (4) of the following courses

Course Number, Title and Credit Hours

Fall

Spring

Summer

A

B

C

D

E

F

GOV 619
Constitutional Law & Policy I
(3)

x

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 620
Constitutional Law & Policy II
(3)

 

 

x

 

 

 

GOV 622
Religion & Politics
(3)

 

 

x

 

 

 

GOV 623
Public Policy Initiatives
(3)

 

 

x

 

 

 

GOV 625
International Relations Theory
(3)

x

 

x

 

 

 

GOV 628
The Law & Governance of Higher Ed.
(3)

 

 

 

 

full term

GOV 630
Public Human Resources Management
(3)

 

x

 

 

 

 

GOV 634
Public Budgeting and Taxation Policy
(3)

 

 

 

x

 

 

GOV 635
Presidential Leadership
(3)

x

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 636
Congressional Leadership
(3)

 

 

 

x

 

 

GOV 639
Anglo-American Constitutionalism
(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 660
Intelligence and National Security
(3)

x

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 670
Principles of Public Administration
(3)

x

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 671
Organizational Theory
(3)

 

x

 

 

 

 

GOV 677
Terrorism and Homeland Defense
(3)

 

x

 

 

 

 

GOV 678
Crisis/Disaster Consequence Management
(3)

 

 

 

x

 

 

GOV 679
National Security Affairs
(3)

 

 

 

 

x

 

GOV 689
American Foreign Policy
(3)

 

 

x

 

 

 

GOV 693
Managing Not-For-Profit & Faith Based Org.
(3)

 

x

 

 

 

 

GOV 694
Not-For-Profit & Faith Based Org. Fund. Dev.
(3)

 

 

x

 

 

 

GOV 696
Special Topics in NPRF Management
(3)

 

 

 

 

x