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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 will expand your expertise in a specialized area of government and improve your marketability. You’ll 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
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)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650
Certificate of Graduate StudiesTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
American Government$67512$8,100
Cybersecurity Policy$67512$8,100
International Relations$67512$8,100
Law & Public Policy$67512$8,100
Middle East Politics$67512$8,100
National Security Studies$67512$8,100
Political Campaign Strategies & Management$67512$8,100
Public Administration$67512$8,100
Terrorism & Homeland Defense$67512$8,100

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

“A Master of Public Administration with honors — I did that! A single mom, worked full time and a full-time grad student too.”

Keeley Daye, MPA, 2020 Workforce Service Representative, Virginia Employment Commission; Owner, Capture the Daye Photography

“What distinguishes Regent from other graduate schools is the Christian application to public policy issues. My faith is more complete because I was able to integrate a biblical worldview with domestic and international political issues.”

Amber Sells, M.A., 2008

“The Robertson School of Government was the perfect fit in obtaining a master's degree while serving active-duty. The online program gave me the flexibility I needed. This track of study will truly prepare and position you at the forefront of a rapidly expanding skillset within the federal government.”

Jonathan Tillman, M.A., 2010

“Regent’s online model provided an unparalleled combination of high-quality instruction, flexibility and specialization.”

Kassie Dulin, M.A., 2014 American Government

“Regent’s Military Resource Center introduced me to a network of mentors and went the extra mile to support me.”

Natasha Moore, B.S. in Criminal Justice, 2019; MPA, 2020 Navy veteran; preparing to be a commissioned officer in the military