Certificate of Graduate Studies in Law & Public Policy
The Certificate in Law & Public Policy, offered online and on campus, is designed to benefit those students who want to expand their knowledge and credentials in legal and political issues. You may earn a 12-credit (4 course) certificate of graduate studies in a targeted discipline, either to expand your degree program or as a stand-alone certificate. Through this program, explore how you can grow as a principled leader in government for the health and prosperity of our nation and our world. You will gain an in-depth analysis of Congress, which makes laws, and the judiciary, which interprets them — all through the lens of a biblical worldview.
- Explore the constitutional foundation of the branches of government and the roots of our constitutional rights in England.
- Examine the innovations explored during the colonial period, the writings of the Founders, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
- Choose coursework, from economic policy and contracts to constitutional law and religion and politics, based on your goals and interests.
This certificate may help advance your career in public service and politics, policymaking and paralegal service, by equipping you as an expert in your field.
Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.
Select 4 courses (12 credits) from the list below:
2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines
All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.
|Session||Semester Check-In||Session Start Date|
|Session A||Friday, August 11||Monday, August 21|
|Session M||Friday, September 8||Monday, September 18|
|Session B||Friday, October 13||Monday, October 23|
|Session C||Thursday, January 4||Monday, January 8|
|Session T||Friday, January 26||Monday, February 5|
|Session D||Friday, March 1||Monday, March 11|
|Session E||Friday, April 26||Monday, May 6|
|Session F||Friday, June 7||Monday, June 17|
The Certificate of Graduate Studies offers an excellent opportunity for those not requiring a master’s degree. This option is often used by those needing continuing education credits or for those who wish to complement their existing degree with additional training for career advancement. Upon completing the certificate, students have the option of applying to the master’s program, and if accepted, all courses taken toward the certificate transfer in.
Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.
2. Provide Your Unofficial College Transcripts
We require an official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. Regent has partnered with DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf once you have registered for your first semester.
If you have an unofficial copy of your college transcripts, please email those to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: RSG Certificate Application Pieces.
If you are an international student, or you earned college credit at non-US institutions, please submit your transcripts for a third-party course-by-course evaluation. Learn more and find recommended agencies.
3. International Applicants
Visit the International Students Admissions page for additional admission requirements and to determine if you qualify as an international student.
Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.
|Certificate of Graduate Studies||Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour||Total Credits||Tuition Cost for Certificate|
|Cyber Practitioner Preparation||$695||9||$6,255|
|Law & Public Policy||$695||12||$8,340|
|Middle East Politics||$695||12||$8,340|
|National Security Studies||$695||12||$8,340|
|Political Campaign Strategies & Management||$695||12||$8,340|
|Terrorism & Homeland Defense||$695||12||$8,340|
Student Fees Per Semester
|University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)||$850|
|University Services Fee (Online Students)||$700|
*Rates are subject to change at any time.