Admissions & Aid

Applicants for the Master of Arts in Government, Master of Public Administration, and Certificate of Graduate Studies must possess an earned undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign university.

Admissions

Admission requirements vary by program. Select your program below to learn how to apply.

Master of Arts

Master of Public Administration

Certificates

Joint Degrees


Note:
 Army active duty, reserve and National Guard members may find detailed information on the application process through GoArmyEd on our GoArmyEd Admissions Guide.

Evaluation of Transfer Credit

The Robertson School of Government limits the number of graduate credits accepted by transfer to a maximum of 25 percent of the appropriate program. Review the Transfer Policy.

International Applicants

In addition to the typical admissions requirements, international applicants need to submit supplementary admissions requirements.

These will change depending on several factors such as your citizenship or visa status.

For more information on the graduate school admissions process for international students, visit our International Students Admissions page.

Financial Aid

A graduate education is an important investment and one that provides significant personal satisfaction and leads to potential career advancement.

Regent University offers graduate school grants, tuition discounts and scholarships for military and government employees, and participation in the federal student loan program.

In addition to university-wide financial aid opportunities, we are pleased to offer the following school-specific scholarships.

The Robertson School of Government awards merit-based scholarships to incoming students based on:

  • Undergraduate GPA.
  • A consideration of the academic vigor of the undergraduate school.
  • Scores on standardized tests such as the GRE or LSAT (if required).
  • Extracurricular activities and leadership experience.

The Robertson School of Government awards need-based scholarships to incoming students based on demonstrated financial need, and to a lesser extent, undergraduate GPA.

  • Financial Aid decisions are not made until after an applicant has been offered admission into the school. For the best chances at aid money, complete your admissions file well in advance of the stated application deadlines for each term.
  • Financial aid award dollars are given on a pro-rated basis. That is, the award is a percentage off of tuition (such as 25 percent off, 66 percent off, etc.) and is based on the amount of credit hours the student is registered for each semester.
  • The award amount listed in an acceptance letter represents what the amount would be if you were to enroll in classes full time (9 credit hours or more each semester).
  • Awards are good for one academic year. Students may re-apply for aid in their second year and beyond. All awards fund RSG coursework only.

Scholarships & Grants

The Trustee Scholarship recognizes academic excellence by providing a maximum award of $10,500 for RSG coursework during an academic year.

The scholarship award will be disbursed in equal amounts over three academic semesters.

  • Students must be enrolled full-time to receive the full amount of the award.
  • Students enrolled less than full-time will receive half of the award and if enrolled less than half-time the award will not pay.
  • Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.9 GPA or better in their RSG coursework to remain eligible for this award.
  • If the minimum GPA is maintained after one year, this award will automatically renew for one additional year.

Full-time: Fall/Spring Semester—9 hours; Summer Semester—6 hours.
Part-time: Fall/Spring Semester—6 hours; Summer Semester—3 hours.

The Deans Scholarship recognizes academic excellence by providing a maximum award of $5,700 for RSG coursework during an academic year.

The scholarship award will be disbursed in equal amounts over three academic semesters. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive the full amount of the award.

  • Students enrolled less than full-time will receive half of the award and if enrolled less than half-time the award will not pay.
  • Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.8 GPA or better in their RSG coursework to remain eligible.
  • If the minimum GPA is maintained after one year, this award will automatically renew for one additional year.

Full-time: Fall/Spring Semester—9 hours; Summer Semester—6 hours. Part-time: Fall/Spring Semester—6 hours; Summer Semester—3 hours.

The Merit Scholarship recognizes academic excellence by providing a maximum award of $2,400 for RSG coursework during an academic year.

The scholarship award will be disbursed in equal amounts over three academic semesters. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive the full amount of the award.

  • Students enrolled less than full-time will receive half of the award and if enrolled less than half-time the award will not pay.
  • Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.7 GPA or better in their RSG coursework to remain eligible.
  • If the minimum GPA is maintained after one year, this award will automatically renew for one additional year.

Full-time: Fall/Spring Semester—9 hours; Summer Semester—6 hours. Part-time: Fall/Spring Semester—6 hours; Summer Semester—3 hours.

The Government Employee Grant provides a maximum award of $750.00 for the year based on full-time enrollment.

The scholarship award will be disbursed in equal amounts over three academic semesters. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive the full amount of the award.

  • Students enrolled less than full-time will receive half of the award and if enrolled less than half-time the award will not pay.
  • Recipients must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA or better in their RSG coursework to remain eligible.
  • If the minimum GPA is maintained after one year, this award will automatically renew.
  • This award also requires student maintains full-time employment in a local, state, or federal governmental or a qualifying non-profit/public policy organization.

Full-time: Fall/Spring Semester—9 hours; Summer Semester—6 hours.

The Robertson School of Government offers a variety of endowed scholarships.

Many of these awards have specific award criteria. All incoming and current students are considered for these awards. No application is necessary for consideration.

View a sample annual budget on our cost of attendance page.