Certificate of Graduate Studies in National Security Studies
The Certificate in National Security Studies, offered online and on campus, is designed for students who want to be more grounded in U.S. national security and how to forecast future 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, you explore how you can grow as a principled leader in government for the health and prosperity of our nation and our world. You will learn to interpret the history of national security affairs through a global and biblical lens. You will also learn to predict emerging issues and recommend resolutions.
- Examine U.S. foreign policy and America’s role in the world today.
- Study national security law and cybersecurity policy, including language and technical specifications of cyber weapons, critical infrastructure, cyberattack and cyberconflict.
- Strengthen your understanding of terrorism, homeland security and crisis management to mitigate, prevent and respond to disaster.
This certificate may help advance your career in foreign service or national security by equipping you as an expert in your field.
Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.
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 B||Friday, October 13||Monday, October 23|
|Session C||Thursday, January 4||Monday, January 8|
|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.
Step 1: Apply to Regent University
Submit your application at www.regent.edu/apply.
Step 2: Submit Your Transcripts
Submit your unofficial college transcripts to regent.edu/items.
Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.
Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID
Submit a photo of your government-issued ID to regent.edu/items.
Please note that 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.