M.A. in Government Courses & Descriptions

30 credits

In addition to the 15 required core credit hours, students must complete 12 credit hours in their chosen concentration. Students may choose to do another concentration, but this will mean they will finish the degree with more than 30 credit hours.

Course # Co-Requisites hrs Term
ENGL 500 Graduate Academic Writing Seminar 0
 
GOV 500 Career Management 0  
UNIV LIB Library Research and Resources 0  

 

Course # Core Requirements (15 hours) hrs Term
GOV 603 Research Methods** 3  
GOV 604 Christian Foundations of Government* 3  
GOV 614 American Government*** 3  
GOV 625 International Relations Theory*** 3  
GOV 658 American Political Thought*** 3  

 

Course # American Government (12 hrs) hrs Term
GOV 615 Economic Policy 3  
GOV 618 Contract Law for Public/Private Institutions 3  
GOV 619 Constitutional Law I 3  
GOV 620 Constitutional Law II 3  
GOV 622 Religion & Politics 3  
GOV 623 Public Policy Initiatives 3  
GOV 628 The Law & Governance of Higher Ed. 3  
GOV 630 Public Human Resources Management 3
GOV 634 Public Budgeting and Taxation Policy 3
GOV 635 Presidential Leadership 3
GOV 636 Congressional Leadership 3
GOV 660 Intelligence and National Security 3
GOV 670 Principles of Public Admin. 3
GOV 671 Organizational Theory 3
GOV 677 Terrorism and Homeland Defense 3
GOV 678 Crisis/Disaster Consequence Management 3
GOV 679 National Security Affairs 3
GOV 689 American Foreign Policy 3
GOV 693 Managing NPRF & Faith Based Orgs. 3
GOV 694 NPRF & Faith Based Orgs. Fund. Dev. 3

 

Course # Political Theory (12 hrs) hrs Term
GOV 602 Principles of Economics 3
GOV 610 Political Philosophy 3  
GOV 622 Religion and Politics 3
GOV 651 Biblical Law (on-campus only) 3
GOV 672 Islamic Political Thought 3

 

Course # International Relations (12 hrs) hrs Term
GOV 638 The European Union 3  
GOV 653 Mid-East Politics 3
GOV 655 International and Comparative Human Rights 3
GOV 659 Shari'a Law 3
GOV 672 Islamic Political Thought 3
GOV 673 Democracy and Democratization 3
GOV 674 International Political Economy 3
GOV 676 Asian Politics 3
GOV 689 American Foreign Policy 3

 

Additional Information
Transfer Credit: A student may transfer in up to 9 credit hours from accredited institutions. These courses must be reasonable substitutes as determined by RSG. Courses are only eligible for transfer if a grade of "B' or better was earned in the course.

Joint Degrees: Students in a joint degree program will need to complete Co-Requisites, 15 core credits, 12 credits in their chosen concentration, and 3 credits for an elective, totaling 30 credits.