Master of Arts in Government
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. The M.A. in Government in International Relations is designed to enable students to be versed in the historical and emerging trends and events of international relations so that they are qualified to aid in the creation and/or analysis of policy at the advanced level. Students are challenged to read critically, think analytically, write effectively and argue eloquently. The objective is to help students deepen their knowledge of the theory and development of international events and Biblical principles that they may apply this knowledge to their chosen career. Students will graduate better equipped to assess and recommend policy in a variegated field.
M.A. in Government—International Relations Highlights:
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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: Offered entirely online, on-campus, or in a hybrid format.
Results: Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in
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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 in the classroom or online, students learn from teacher scholars with a wide range of 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 the students entrusted to them.
The M.A. in Government - International relations program prepares students for positions like diplomat and embassy staff, foreign service officer, non-governmental organization staff, or senate/house committee staff.
M.A. in Government—International Relations graduates will be able to:
- 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 the Constitution and other dynamics of the political history of the U.S., including the leadership provided by the presidency and Congress.
- Explore the inner workings of political campaigns and elections and engage in practical experiences in the political domain.
- Explore contemporary and classical economic theory and the interplay of government and markets in developed and less developed nations.
- Analyze, from a theoretical and practical viewpoint, local, state and national legislative processes and the role of the Executive Branch at these levels in implementing policies and laws.
- Cultivate servant leadership principles in a broad range of governmental settings.