Master of Arts in American Government at Regent University

Master of Public Administration - Law

On-Campus & Online Degree Overview

Earn your master's degree in public administration and law from Regent University's Robertson School of Government, a frontrunner in graduate programs for law enforcement leaders and decision-makers.

Regent's Master of Public Administration (MPA) 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 MPA with a concentration in Law is an on-campus or online public administration degree for law enforcement professionals and other management professionals. Develop a higher level of expertise in key employment, contract and constitutional law issues that are relevant to public and administration theory and practice.

MPA - 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 Master of Public Administration with a focus in Law enables students to develop expertise in key employment and constitutional law issues. Gain knowledge and skills for public and non-profit sector employers, including negotiations, risk assessment, employment discrimination and fair employee treatment.

Career Opportunities

Compete for executive positions in human resources and gain knowledge to advance your leadership and performance management skills.

MPA - Law students will:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Advance your leadership and performance management skills with Regent's Master of Public Administration with a focus in Law. Contact us directly to get started today.

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Alumni Spotlight

Michael Baylous, M.A. in Government

Michael Baylous, M.A.
WV State Trooper
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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