Explore the MA in Government - Healthcare Policy degree program offered by Regent University.

M.A. in Government – Healthcare Policy & Ethics

Robertson School of Government

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Taught by scholars, military and public service practitioners

1,100+ alumni occupy strategic service positions globally

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.

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.

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

Available Fully Online

8-Week Course Sessions

30-33 Credit Hours

Online | On Campus

SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 30-33

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

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

  • Develop 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

20% Projected Employment Growth, 2016 - 2026, for Medical and Health Services Managers - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Click any section below for additional information or access your course schedule.

2020-2021 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

Friday, August 14

Monday, August 24

Session M

Friday, September 11

Monday, September 21

Session B

Friday, October 16

Monday, October 26

Session C

Tuesday, January 5

Monday, January 11

Session T

Friday, January 29

Monday, February 8

Session D

Friday, March 5

Monday, March 15

Session E

Friday, April 30

Monday, May 10

Session F

Friday, June 11

Monday, June 21

Note: The 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

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

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 apply@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. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it 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.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Arts

$675


 

Student Fees Per Semester

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

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Arts

$675


 

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.

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