Military Overview

Welcome Military!

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.

Academic Programs

  • 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.

Financial Aid
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.

Tuition Assistance
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 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 (JFSC)
Regent has a Memorandum of Agreement to articulate JFSC student credit for completion of Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) into RSG and School of Business & Leadership.

For more information click here.
To read the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) click here.
To apply for advanced standing under the MOU, apply here.

Army Logistics University (ALU)
The partnership provides advanced standing of up to nine credit hours for graduates of ALU's courses who enroll in Regent's MA in Government or Master of Public Administration (MPA).

For the full article click here.
To read the MOU click here.
To apply for advanced standing under the MOU, apply here.

Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
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) or Master of Public Administration (MPA) 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.

US Army Command & General Staff College (CGSC)
Regent has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to articulate CGSC student credit for completion of Intermediate-Level Education (ILE) into RSG (12 credits) and School of Business & Leadership (15 credits).

Key University Contacts
Our Director of Military & Veterans 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 or visit our university military website at for more information.

For admissions related questions please contact the RSG Admissions Manager at or 757-352-4627.



"GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Alumni Spotlight

LT Jonathan Tillman, USCG

"...the online program has given me the flexibility I need considering my abnormal duty and work hours..."

Read more>>