M.A. in Law – National Security

The Master of Arts in Law is designed for working students who wish to study law for professional advancement and for students seeking a practical academic credential to increase their marketability as they launch their career. You will be grounded in foundational legal contexts, taught through a Christian worldview, so you can better understand the laws that affect your career. The concentration in National Security is offered online (with limited on-campus course selection). This degree provides a competitive edge to professionals working in government, public administration and related fields through coursework in intelligence, terrorism and homeland defense, and criminal law and procedure.

  • Choose from a robust list of challenging courses from national security law to constitutional law and policy, according to your area of interest.
  • Compliment your degree program by exploring the art of negotiations, the rule of law and more.

Career Opportunities:

  • National & International Security
  • Government & Military Sectors
  • Forensics

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Delivery Format: Online or Online/On Campus Hybrid

Total Credit Hours Required: 30

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Application Deadlines: 2017-2018 Semester

Session

Application Deadline

Session Start Date

Session A

Monday, July 31st

Monday, August 21st

Session M

Monday, August 28th

Monday, September 18th

Session B

Monday, October 2nd

Monday, October 23rd

Session C

Monday, December 19th

Tuesday, January 16th

Session T

Monday, January 29th

Monday, February 12th

Session D

Monday, February 26th

Monday, March 19th

Session E

Monday, April 23rd

Monday, May 14th

Session F

Monday, June 4th

Monday, June 25th

Note: On-campus international applicants must meet a fall semester application deadline of February 15 with an academic acceptance deadline of March 15 or a spring semester application deadline of June 15 with an academic acceptance deadline of July 15.

Regent Law admits students with academic promise and calling who are serious about the critical roles they will assume upon graduation. If you have decided to earn your master's degree in law, we make applying to graduate school easy.

Admissions Criteria

The admissions committee seeks applicants who will bring a range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to Regent University's School of Law. The M.A. in Law program seeks highly motivated students and professionals who appreciate the educational benefits and professional development opportunities a graduate legal-based education offers. Each of the following will be evaluated to assess an applicant's potential for success in the program.

  • Academic achievement (GPA, course rigor, and institution(s) attended)
  • Mission Fit
  • Responses to the questions in the application for admission
  • Skills relevant to the practice of law

Admissions Requirements

Applicants should possess a bachelor's degree from an approved college or university prior to beginning their legal studies. The admissions committee does not recommend any single major or undergraduate field of study, but welcomes majors ranging from political science to engineering, and from biblical studies to psychology. LSAT and GRE not required for admission to our program.

Admissions Decisions

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, with most applicants being notified within two weeks of the date that the application and all supporting documents are received by the Admissions Office.


How to Apply to Graduate School - M.A. in Law Application Process

1. Application for Admission

Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

2. Application Fee

Option 1: Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process, via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a graduate School of Law on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources, and waive your $50 application feeRSVP Today!

3. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts

We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: MA in Law Application Pieces.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your degree-granting institution, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's and master's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

4. Resume (Optional)

Submit a current and thorough resume; which provides details of your education, employment and activities. Please list your extracurricular, community, or other activities in the order of importance to you. Give a brief description of your involvement, including any special responsibilities or leadership positions held. 

Your resume should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: MA in Law Application Pieces.

5. Personal Goal Statement

Submit a personal goal statement demonstrating an interest in the M.A. in Law degree program. Please email a completed personal goal statement (in a Word document) to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: MA in Law Application Pieces.

  1. Describe your professional/academic experiences and career goals and how graduate/doctoral-level coursework from the School of Law will help you facilitate your objectives.
  2. Explain the foundation of your beliefs and values, including the specific ways that your daily life and regular activities reflect those beliefs and values.
  3. Why are you applying to the MA in Law, and why do you want to attend Regent compared to the other schools you are considering?

Note: Graduate school entrance exams (GRE, LSAT, or GMAT) are not required. However, applicants who have taken a graduate school entrance exam are encouraged to have their official scores sent directly to Regent University by the testing agency.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Master of Arts in Law tuition is $650 per credit hour*    

  • 30-credit-hour program is $19,500.

View estimated Cost of Attendance.

Student Fees

Cost Per Semester

Technology

$300 (per semester)

Council of Graduate Students (COGS)
(on-campus students)

$15 (fall and spring semesters only)

Health Center Fee
(Traditional and On-Campus Housing Students)

$45 (fall and spring semesters only)

Parking Fee (on-campus students)

$100 (per semester)

 

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

 

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