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A nurse shows a document to a patient: Explore the MA in Government - Healthcare Policy degree program offered by Regent University.

M.A. in Government – Healthcare Policy & Ethics

Cultivate a Healthier Future

Is ensuring ethical healthcare practice, affordability and access important to you? Regent’s online and on-campus Master of Arts in Government – Healthcare Policy & Ethics program equips you to navigate regulations and sharpen your policymaking skills for greater impact in your community, the U.S. and the world. Advance in your career and influence to improve the healthcare industry.

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October 25, 2021
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Expand Your Options

Build your expertise in policy analysis and policymaking as you consider the ethical and philosophical principles associated with care management, planning and delivery.

Access Faculty Experts

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

Connect for Greater Impact

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

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 Government – Healthcare Policy & Ethics program.

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

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

On completing the M.A. in Government – Healthcare Policy & Ethics degree, you will be able to:

  • Develop a healthcare policy that considers the legal rights and responsibilities of patients, administrators, and healthcare workers.
  • Analyze healthcare law and help organizations navigate regulations.
  • Provide ethics expertise regarding issues such as genetic testing, stem cell research, and access to care.

Career Opportunities

  • Hospital, Health Systems & Clinic Manager
  • State and Federal Agency Staff
  • Healthcare Advocate & Policymaker
  • Marketing & Public Relations Manager
  • Finance Director
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Higher median usual weekly earnings for workers with a master's versus a bachelor's degree U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Describes major healthcare decision making frameworks on a federal state and local level, and examines key issues such as the intersection of race, poverty, gender and health. Introduces key ethical and philosophical principles associated with healthcare management, planning and delivery from a Christian perspective.

Overview of the fundamental legal principles of health care law. Topics covered include an introduction to the field of forensic medicine, medical proof in litigation, advanced medical malpractice topics and the structure and operation of the health care delivery system. Cross-listed with LAW 743 and MLAW 643.

Principles and application of change management concepts necessary to effect change in healthcare organizations. Includes methods for assessing organizational environments, competitive situations, developing strategic plans, and processes ensuring successful strategy implementation.

Revenue cycles, disbursement functions, budgeting and forecasting, internal control, financial reporting, contract management, and pricing.

Foundation of healthcare policymaking. Policy analysis for nurses in leadership roles. The dynamics related to the roles and influences of healthcare providers and consumers, government, and law.

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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