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An alumna: Pursue a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Government at Regent, online or in Virginia Beach.

Certificate of Graduate Studies: Government

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The Certificate of Graduate Studies, offered online and on campus, is a 12-credit (4 courses) graduate-level program that can enhance your graduate degree or be taken as a stand-alone graduate certificate. Both options can expand your expertise in a specialized area of government and improve your marketability. You can gain foundational knowledge and develop your critical thinking and practical skills in the field of government, relating to cybersecurity, national security, healthcare policy and more. Taught from a Christian worldview, our Certificate of Graduate Studies program is led by renowned scholars and accomplished practitioners, such as former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Rear Admiral Larry Baucom (USN, ret.), former diplomat Dr. Mary Manjikian, and past Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell.

  • Examine the political and legal climate of policy making as it relates to foreign affairs, cybersecurity, national security, healthcare, economics, and more.
  • Explore our constitutional foundation, democracy and democratization, and the biblical principles surrounding them.
  • Strengthen your understanding of U.S. foreign policy, economics aspects and America’s role in the world today.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

  • Public Servant at the local, state or national level
  • Non-Governmental Organization Staff
  • Nonprofit Team Member
  • Public Policy Researcher
  • Foreign Service
  • Military
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Certificate of Graduate StudiesTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
American Government$69512$8,340
Cyber Practitioner Preparation$6959$6,255
Cybersecurity Policy$69512$8,340
International Relations$69512$8,340
Law & Public Policy$69512$8,340
Middle East Politics$69512$8,340
National Security Studies$69512$8,340
Political Campaign Strategies & Management$69512$8,340
Public Administration$69512$8,340
Terrorism & Homeland Defense$69512$8,340

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

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*Rates are subject to change at any time.

“All the time, when people hear I am studying public administration, they say, ‘Oh, we need more Christian leaders in government!’ It’s a perfect fit for Regent’s mission. And if you’re a Christian, you have something anchoring you to the decisions you make that affect an entire country.”

Sonya Mills, MPA, 2018 Human Resources Administrative Specialist, U.S. Department of Justice, Hawaii

“Professors give real-life lessons and then connect them with God's purpose for your life in a relevant manner.”

Hannah Bell, M.A., 2012 Nonprofit Organization Leader

“"If I had to choose one highlight of my time at Regent, it would be my working experience with my professor as a research assistant. Working with him has taught me first-hand how to honor God with my mind."”

Nathan Gill, M.A. in Government, 2013

“My online degree allowed me to incorporate my academics with my profession making my graduate experience at Regent incredibly relevant.”

Gabrielle Jackson, M.A., 2012 The Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

“All of my professors have such a passion for what they are teaching and it is contagious. RSG professors have first-hand knowledge about the subjects they teach. They emphasize that we can make moral arguments in the public sphere.”

Keelyn Geoghean, M.A., 2014