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M.A. in Campaigns & Political Leadership – Information Studies/Data Analytics

Optimize Data Through Political Campaign Analytics

Do you have a passion for politics and seek to run an effective campaign? Regent’s Master of Arts in Campaigns & Political Leadership with a concentration in Information Studies/Data Analytics will equip you in the process and practice of election strategy, analyzing voter patterns, winning public opinion, and earning ballot box victories. Presented from a limited-government perspective with an emphasis on principles of federalism, this is the first explicitly Christian offering of its kind in the nation. You will learn about campaign management, political parties, administrative ethics, and finance and compliance issues. You’ll also learn to use data analytics to target voter segments and collect information to better understand top issues relevant to voters. Delivered fully online or online with some face-to-face components in Virginia Beach, this concentration requires no previous knowledge of computer science, math or data analytics.

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LEAD WITH CONFIDENCE

Provide data-driven leadership to optimize campaign efforts and navigate political culture,

MAKE AN IMPACT THROUGH CAMPAIGN ANALYTICS

Influence the direction of government at the local, state and federal levels using analytic concepts.

GAIN HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Receive real-world training through an internship of your choosing.

INCREASE YOUR NETWORK

Join our global alumni of government officials, advocates, consultants and policymakers who are making an impact in the world of politics.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). We have also been recognized as a Military Friendly Top 10 School by Military Friendly®, 2020, and among the Top 10 Best for Vets Colleges: Online & Nontraditional by Military Times, 2020. Experience the Regent difference through the Master of Arts in Campaigns & Political Leadership – Information Studies/Data Analytics.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

On completing the M.A. in Campaigns & Political Leadership – Information Studies/Data Analytics, you will be able to:

  • Develop winning models for marketing a candidate or ideas-based campaign.
  • Apply the use of analytical software, algorithms and methodologies to garner nominee support and expand voter base.
  • Mine big data to make effective campaign decisions that improve voter turnout.
  • Advance political agendas for faith-based candidates, organizations and initiatives using data-driven strategies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Campaign Analyst
  • Campaign Manager
  • Polling Analyst
  • Political Consultant
  • Not-for-Profit Executive Director
The fundamentals of statistical exploration and visualization techniques, including descriptive statistics and probability distributions, inferential statistics, parametric and non-parametric hypothesis tests and regression analysis. Cross-listed with BAN 615.
Examination of information security management issues for government, corporations, and other organizations, including the planning, designing, implementing, managing, and auditing security at all levels. Cross-listed with CYBR 645.

The application of information systems concepts and tools to challenges and opportunities in the public sector focusing on information system trends; managerial use of information systems; hardware, software, and telecommunications; systems development processes and practices; strategic and policy issues in IS, and ethical and moral issues surrounding information system management.

2021-22 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All new 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.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial College Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

  • Email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$6756$4,050
Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA)$6756$4,050

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$6759$6,075
Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA)$6759$6,075

Student Fees Per Semester

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

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$6756$4,050
Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA)$6756$4,050

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$6759$6,075
Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA)$6759$6,075

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*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.

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