Certificate of Graduate Studies in Law & Public Policy

Robertson School of Government

The Certificate in Law & Public Policy, offered online and on campus, is designed to benefit those students who want to expand their knowledge and credentials in legal and political issues. You may earn a 12-credit (4 course) certificate of graduate studies in a targeted discipline, either to expand your degree program or as a stand-alone certificate. Through this program, explore how you can grow as a principled leader in government for the health and prosperity of our nation and our world. You will gain an in-depth analysis of Congress, which makes laws, and the judiciary, which interprets them — all through the lens of a biblical worldview.

  • Explore the constitutional foundation of the branches of government and the roots of our constitutional rights in England.
  • Examine the innovations explored during the colonial period, the writings of the Founders, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
  • Choose coursework, from economic policy and contracts to constitutional law and religion and politics, based on your goals and interests.

This certificate may help advance your career in public service and politics, policymaking and paralegal service, by equipping you as an expert in your field.

Read Less

Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 12

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

The Certificate of Graduate Studies offers an excellent opportunity for those not requiring a master's degree. This option is often used by those needing continuing education credits or for those who wish to complement their existing degree with additional training for career advancement. Upon completing the certificate, students have the option of applying to the master's program, and if accepted, all courses taken toward the certificate transfer in.

 

Application Deadlines: 2016-2017 Semester

Session Application Deadline Session Start Date
Session A Monday, August 8th Monday, August 22nd
Session M Monday, September 5th Monday, September 19th
Session B Monday, October 10th Monday, October 24th
Session C Monday, December 19th Monday, January 9th
Session T Monday, January 23rd Monday, February 6th
Session D Monday, February 27th Monday, March 13th
Session E Monday, April 24th Monday, May 8th
Session F Monday, June 5th Monday, June 19th

 

Application Process:

Step 1: Complete the Online Application

Certificate program applicants must submit the Regent University Online Application. Please be sure to indicate Non-Degree or Certificate Program.

If you run into any technical problems, please call our IT department at 757.352.4076. If you have any questions regarding the admissions process, please contact rsgadmissions@regent.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: The Robertson School of Government will not be able to view your application until the $25 application fee is received by the university.

Step 2: Submit the $25 Application Fee

Option 1: Pay the $25 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 Robertson School of Government on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources, and waive your $25 application fee.

Step 3: Transcripts

A transcript (official preferred but unofficial may be submitted) indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree should be sent to the Enrollment Support Services Office at the below address. Additional transcripts may be requested on a case-by-case basis.

Regent University
Enrollment Support Services
Registrar's Office, SC 218
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464-9800, USA

Step 4: Personal Essay

Submit a brief description (300 words or less) of your professional and career goals and how the Robertson School of Government can help you achieve those goals. This essay can be submitted to the admissions counselor via email at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: RSG Certificate Application Pieces.

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

Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Certificate Program $650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

Technology Fee $250
Parking Fee (On-Campus Students) $100 (Fall & Spring semester)
Council of Graduate Students Fee $15 (Fall & Spring semester)

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Whether you are a prospective student or a current student, your questions matter. Please take a few moments to skim our Frequently Asked Questions. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us.

Success Stories