M.A. in National Security Studies – Cybersecurity Policy

Robertson School of Government

NASPAA Member (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, & Administration)

Taught by scholars, military and public service practitioners.

1,100+ alumni occupy strategic service positions throughout the U.S. and overseas.

Be a Cyber Gatekeeper

Stopping cyberattacks before they happen is critical. Regent’s online and on-campus Master of Arts in National Security Studies – Cybersecurity Policy equips you with the legal insight, strategies and foresight to help corporations and the nation defend against cyber threats. You’ll focus on cyber defense, social media, communication and infrastructure policymaking to strengthen systems and thwart potential attacks.

Develop and Implement Effective Policies

Broaden your knowledge of grand strategy, national security, U.S. foreign policy and international relations to develop strategic, comprehensive cybersecurity policy.

Access Faculty Experts

Be mentored by renowned scholars and practitioners committed to national service – and to your success.

Broaden Your Influence

Join our global alumni network of government officials, consultants, policymakers and security professionals in making a difference at home and abroad.

Presented from a Christian perspective, this degree is supported by our respected faculty in Virginia Beach.

Available Fully Online

8-Week Course Sessions

36-38 Credit Hours


Online | On Campus

SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 36-38

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Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the M.A. in National Security Studies – Cybersecurity Policy degree, you will be able to:

  • Conduct risk assessments, present findings and develop solutions to stop potential threats.
  • Apply a moral and ethical mindset when addressing and influencing policy.
  • Develop strategic cybersecurity policies to strengthen organizations and the nation.

Career Opportunities

  • National Security Analyst
  • DoD, CIA, DIA, FBI, NSA, Homeland Security
  • Corporate or National Security Administration
  • Risk Manager/Security Analyst/Threat Advisor
  • Military

28% Projected Employment Growth for Information Security Analysts - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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2018-2019 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to 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

Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 27

Session M

Wednesday, September 12

Monday, September 24

Session B

Wednesday, October 17

Monday, October 29

Session C

Wednesday, January 2

Monday, January 14

Session T

Wednesday, January 30

Monday, February 11

Session D

Wednesday, March 6

Monday, March 18

Session E

Wednesday, May 1

Monday, May 13

Session F

Wednesday, June 12

Monday, June 24

Note: The application deadline for international applicants applying to attend on campus is March 15.

 

Prerequisites:

Applicants for the Master of Arts in Government must possess an earned undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign university.

 

Application Process:

1. Complete Your Online Application

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee

Option 1: Pay via the online application process or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a Robertson School of Government (RSG) on-campus or online information session to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources, and waive your $50 application fee.

3. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

Unofficial transcripts from a U.S.-based school, indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, can be used for an admissions decision. Email your unofficial transcript to transcripts@regent.edu using the subject line: RSG Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. See the International Admissions Checklist for details.
*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

4. Complete an Admissions Questionnaire Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

5. Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

6. Submit Your Professional Resume (Optional)

Your professional resume or curriculum vitae should include:

  • Employment history with details of responsibilities, skill sets, and results
  • School, community, and church leadership positions
  • Service activities in which you have been involved
  • Academic and non-academic honors and distinctions you have received

Email your resume to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: RSG Master’s Application Pieces.

7. GRE or LSAT Score (Optional)

Test scores may strengthen your application file and improve access to scholarship opportunities. Official scores should be sent directly to Regent University by the testing agency.

8. 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.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Master of Arts $650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students) $700
University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

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M.A. in National Security Studies – Cybersecurity Policy