Master of Arts in American Government at Regent University

Master of Public Administration - Law

On-campus & Online Degree Overview

Regent's Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program — the first public/nonprofit management program rooted in a Christian worldview — is designed for those called to managerial and leadership careers in public service. The M.P.A. with a concentration in Law enables MPA students to develop a higher level of expertise and competency in key employment, contract, negotiations and constitutional law issues that are highly germane to public and administration theory and practice.

M.P.A. - Law Highlights:

Curriculum: View Course Sequence & Descriptions
Length: 36 credit hours. May be completed in as little as 24 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 Public Administration with a concentration in Law
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Features: The Law concentration enables MPA students to develop expertise and competency in key employment and constitutional law issues that are important knowledge and skill areas for many public and non-profit sector employers including negotiations, risk assessment, employment discrimination and fair employee treatment.

Career Opportunities

These courses will enhance the ability of our students to compete for advanced positions in human resources while providing MPA students in other areas with important job related knowledge to advance leadership and performance management skills.

M.P.A. - Law graduates will be able to:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cultivate servant leadership principles in a broad range of governmental settings.

Admissions Contact

Zach Jones

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Michael Baylous, M.A. in Government

Michael Baylous, M.A.
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Regent Grad, 2011

"During my program, it was clear to me that the faculty was going to give me every opportunity to succeed."

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