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M.A. in Campaigns & Political Leadership – Policy Studies

Develop Strategies for Policymaking Through Regent’s Policy Studies Concentration

Do you desire to run a campaign based on principled ideas and policies? Regent’s Master of Arts in Campaigns & Political Leadership with a concentration in Policy Studies will prepare you to manage a campaign built on issues that matter most to voters. Focusing on principles of federalism, courses are delivered from a limited-government viewpoint and Christian worldview. You will learn about campaign management, election strategies, political parties, administrative ethics, policy initiatives, and finance and compliance issues. You’ll also study the public policy process, policy analysis, and the principles and techniques for analyzing policy alternatives. This concentration is delivered fully online or online with some face-to-face components in Virginia Beach.

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LEAD WITH CONFIDENCE

Manage campaign teams and navigate political culture while leading with a faith-based approach to policymaking.

Make an Impact with the Policy Studies Concentration

Influence the direction of government at the local, state and federal levels by shaping policy.

RECEIVE RELEVANT TRAINING

Gain experience from an internship that aligns with your goals and interests.

EXPAND YOUR CONTACTS

Enjoy access to our global alumni of government officials, advocates and policymakers who are making a difference 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 with a concentration in Policy Studies.

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

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

  • Develop winning models for marketing policymakers, candidates and ideas-based campaigns.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of governmental policy initiatives that impact nominee support.
  • Apply effective campaign strategies that reach across the aisle and improve voter turnout.
  • Advance political agendas for faith-based candidates, organizations and initiatives.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Campaign Manager
  • Public Policy Specialist
  • Political Consultant
  • Not-for-Profit Executive Director
  • Polling Analyst

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Covers the basic aspects of various current policy initiatives. Each topic has a class devoted to biblical principles, guest lecturers from experts in the related fields and brief oral reports presented by students.

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Addresses the work of local government managers and leaders in promoting ethical, effective, efficient and accountable government for cities, counties and local and regional authorities.

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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