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Regent University Launches M.A. in International Development Program

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 11, 2021) – Regent University is pleased to announce a new online degree program beginning in Fall 2021: the Master of Arts in International Development. Regent is the only Christian university offering this program in a school of government.

“By offering a new M.A. in International Development degree program, Regent is standing in the gap to fulfill a critical need that employers and international partners are seeking,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “This program will provide leading-edge applied policy training to prepare students for strategic and positive impact in political, social, and economic environments around the world.”

Regent’s M.A. in International Development provides advanced skills in program evaluation, policy oversight and analysis, and economic growth and trade. The program will help prepare students to improve economic, social, and political conditions globally. Students will also be equipped to work with governmental, nonprofit, and humanitarian organizations to lead disaster response and anti-poverty efforts around the world. This program is delivered fully online with some courses also available on campus in Virginia Beach, VA.

Dr. Andrew Nolte, program director and assistant professor in the Robertson School of Government, shared that the program is timely amidst current global crises. “From COVID-19 to the alarming rise in religious persecution around the world, it’s never been more important to have Christian leaders on the ground to serve, protect, and empower the world’s most vulnerable people.”

Regent’s M.A. in International Development degree program features:

  • 30 Credit Hours: Earn your degree in as little as four semesters.
  • Real-World Experience: Enjoy a directed project with one of our partner organizations for hands-on experience.
  • Practical Application: Learn how to develop on-the-ground international development projects and lead humanitarian disaster response within the U.S. and abroad.

To learn more about the M.A. in International Development at Regent University’s Robertson School of Government, call 800.373.5504 or visit


About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2021), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.

About Robertson School of Government Robertson School of Government is an institutional member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the American Political Science Association (APSA). RSG graduates are well-prepared to speak, write, analyze, and act in the competitive environments of public service and the private sector. Over 1,100 alumni occupy strategic positions in state/national legislatures, the White House, local/state government, and the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services. The school offers practice-oriented, research-based degrees in M.A. in Government, M.A. in National Studies, M.A. in International Development, and Master of Public Administration, online and on campus