Master of Arts in Government –
International Relations

On-Campus & Online Degree Overview

Regent's Master of Arts in Government provides an in-depth understanding of the founding principles of democracy, the biblical foundation for government, current issues related to government, and the skills and knowledge to shape nations. Through the M.A. in Government with a concentration in International Relations you will be versed in the historical and emerging trends and events of international relations so that you are qualified to create and analyze policy at the advanced level. Students are challenged to read critically, think analytically, write effectively and argue soundly as they prepare for meaningful careers in government and international policy.

This master's degree program in International Relations will deepen your knowledge of the theory and development of international events and biblical principles that you can apply to your career. Graduate better equipped to assess and recommend policy in a variegated field. This program provides an excellent opportunity for poly sci undergraduates who wish to gain a more in-depth understanding of political science in graduate school.

M.A. in Government - International Relations Highlights:

Curriculum: View Course Sequence & Descriptions
Length: 30 credit hours. May be completed in as little as 18 months. Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.
Format: Delivered entirely online or entirely face-to-face
Results: Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in
International Relations
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Certificates: Available certificates in American Government, Law and Public Policy, Mid-East Politics, Political Theory, Public Administration, and Terrorism and Homeland Defense
Features: Whether on campus or online, students learn from teacher scholars with academic and real-world expertise, including former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, former Chief of Naval Operations Vernon Clark and former USAID Assistant Administrator Paul Bonicelli. Our faculty-to-student ratio of 14 to 1 enables our professors to form meaningful relationships and mentoring opportunities with students.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Arts in Government with a focus in International Relations prepares students for careers in international relations and policy such as diplomat and embassy staff, foreign service officer, non-governmental organization staff, or senate/house committee staff.

M.A. in Government - International Relations students will:

  • Examine key policies germane to national security and terrorism issues.
  • Study global politics, and specifically the history, politics, and religions in the Middle East.
  • Develop and enhance key analytical and critical reasoning skills, tools and techniques in governmental and nonprofit leadership, policy and management.
  • Study the impact of Judeo-Christian values in U.S. political history, structures of the U.S. Government and the influential thinkers who guided the U.S. experiment.
  • Study the components of a Christian worldview, and compare these components to the philosophical underpinnings of competing worldviews.
  • Explore contemporary and classical economic theory and the interplay of government and markets in developed and less developed nations.
  • Cultivate servant leadership principles in a broad range of governmental settings.

As you begin your search for online international policy and relations graduate degrees, consider Regent's graduate degree programs. Contact us for information on the Robertson School of Government, and advance your managerial and leadership career today.

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Alumni Spotlight

Javkhlantugs Ganbaatar, M.A. in Government

Ganbaatar, M.A.
Advisor of External Affairs
Regent Grad, 2010

"Regent University has an excellent reputation that enables our alumni to work nationally (in the U.S.) or internationally in public offices or prestigious organizations after they graduate."

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