The Robertson School of Government (RSG) is honored to serve both active duty and retired military members and their families. Our online and on campus classes are a perfect fit for people who want to pursue higher education while maintaining a busy lifestyle. RSG can help prepare you for a second career in civil service, politics, advocacy, academia, or any other field you are called to engage.
- Master of Arts in Government
- Master of Public Administration
- Certificate of Graduate Studies
Six concentrated tracks of specialization are available for the M.A. in Government and the Certificate of Graduate Studies.
- Terrorism and Homeland Defense
- Mid-East Politics
- Law and Public Policy
- Public Administration
- Political Management
- International Relations
The Master of Public Administration degree consists of four concentrations:
- Emergency Management & Homeland Security;
- Nonprofit Administration & Civil Society Organizations,
- Public Leadership and Management
- General Public Administration
These tracks may be completed in 12 credit hours for a Certificate of Graduate Studies or may be completed as part of the traditional 39 credit hour M.A. in Government.
All active duty, reserve and National Guard service members receive an automatic 25% tuition discount from RSG. If they are eligible for higher based merit awards, then the higher based awards will apply. The 25% tuition discount represents the minimal level of aid that can be expected. In addition to Regent based aid, military members are encouraged to make full use of the many benefits already provided to them due to their service to our country.
Starting in Fall 2011, spouses of all active duty, reserve and National Guard service members will receive a 25% tuition discount from RSG. Please see an overview of our tuition benefits for the military as well as the opportunities below.
Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit provided by the United States Congress to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Service members can receive up to 100% of their tuition paid for up to $250 per credit hour for a maximum benefit of $4,500 per year. Contact your base ESO (educational services officer) for more details or visit www.military.com/sitemap and click on Tuition Assistance under Education.
Yellow Ribbon Program & Post 9/11 GI Bill
Regent University is participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program which allows private institutions to enter voluntary agreements with the V.A. to share the cost of tuition and fees that exceed the regular V.A. tuition benefit cap ($17,500.00 per academic year). This program enables our veterans to increase their tuition benefit and attend the private school of their choice which had previously been out of range due to its higher tuition price compared to state schools. Visit the Veteran's Benefits site for more details.
This new GI Bill (Yellow Ribbon Program) is even better than its predecessor, the Montgomery GI Bill. The Post 9/11 GI Bill went into effect August 1, 2009 and even allows for a transfer of the benefits to be passed to one's spouse or children. Specific eligibility requirements must be met, but benefits include: up to 36 months of educational aid, housing stipend, and a $1,000 books/supplies stipend to veterans enrolled for more than half-time.
Joint Forces Staff College
Regent has a Memorandum of Agreement to articulate JFSC student credit for completion of Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) into RSG, School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE) and School of Education.
Army Logistics University
Signed on Monday, Apr. 25, 2011, the partnership provides advanced standing of up to twelve credit hours for graduates of ALU's courses who enroll in Regent's master's in organizational leadership program. This program is housed in GLE.
Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
Signed on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, the partnership provides advanced standing for graduates of the DAU program manager's course who enroll in Regent's master's in organizational leadership or master's in government (public administration) programs. Various other DAU courses will also transfer for credit toward Regent graduate and undergraduate courses.
To view the news article click here.
To view the MOU click here.
To apply for advanced standing under the MOU, apply here.
Key University Contacts
Our Director of Military Affairs, David Boisselle, is available to assist you with any questions or concerns that you might have. He is a Navy veteran (Mustang Officer) and former educational services officer. Feel free to contact him at email@example.com or visit our university military website at www.regent.edu/military for more information.
For admissions related questions please contact the RSG Admissions Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-352-4627.