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Robertson School of Government

Robertson School of Government

Developing Principled Leaders for Meaningful Impact. Explore Programs in Campaigns, Public Administration, Government, National Security, & International Development. Select Your Program
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Robertson School of Government

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Gain Tools in Budgeting, Policymaking, Law & Management. Online/Virginia Beach. 8-Week Courses for Faster Degree Completion. Explore the MPA Program
Graduates of Regent University's Robertson School of Government, which offers MPA programs online and on campus in Virginia Beach.

Robertson School of Government

Master's in National Security Studies

Enhance Your Expertise in Homeland Security, Counter-Terrorism, and National and International Intelligence. Explore the Program
The American flag: Pursue your Master’s in National Security Studies at Regent- online or in Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Robertson School of Government

Master's in Government

Prepare to Lead Change through Regent's M.A. in Government Program. Online/Virginia Beach. Transfer & Military Friendly. 8-Week Courses. Learn About the Program
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Robertson School of Government

Welcome to Regent University’s School of Government, where students look first when beginning their educational journeys in political science and government-related graduate programs.

Can you envision yourself working at the White House or Capitol Hill, as a city manager or nonprofit executive director, or in some other form of public service? We prepare people just like you for careers in public service, both in and out of government.

Our mission is to train leaders who strengthen the ethical and moral foundation of Judeo-Christian principles in government, and who are called to preserve individual freedom, representative democracy and constitutional government.

Regent University School of Government graduates serve in strategic positions in: the White House, Capitol Hill, the Departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security, city councils and state legislatures, NGOs, think tanks, universities, and the military.

Are you called to join the ranks of our alumni who are Christian leaders changing the world?

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Success Stories

“"If I had to choose one highlight of my time at Regent, it would be my working experience with my professor as a research assistant. Working with him has taught me first-hand how to honor God with my mind."”

Nathan Gill, M.A. in Government, 2013

“1 Peter 4:10 says “as every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God:” and blessed am I to be another. Donors like yourself represent a light shining through all the darkness our society is currently facing. ”

Shavarae Hillsman, M.A. in Government, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

“I'm so glad Regent isn't afraid to engage with other viewpoints. It's a place where people are willing to debate their position honestly and without fear.”

Larry Mayes, M.A., 1998 Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston

“Through the MPA program at Regent, I was chosen to participate in the Ph.D. Project ― an award-winning program designed to create diversity in corporate management. I learned that the pursuit of a doctoral degree is a challenging, yet rewarding experience.”

Theresa Judge, MPA, 2017 The Ph.D. Project

“Your time in school, and certainly at Regent, molds how you think, molds how you approach things … Regent offers a serious academic environment that provides for growth in those areas.”

Chris Connelly, M.A. in Public Policy, 1998; Ph.D. in Communication, 2020 Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler

Graduates go on to have successful careers in the global marketplace, including positions at Fortune 100 companies.

  • American Center for Law and Justice
  • Brookings Institution
  • Focus on the Family
  • FOX News
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Joint Forces Staff College
  • Judicial Watch
  • NATO
  • Pennsylvania Family Institute
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • United States House of Representatives
  • United States Senate
  • Virginia House of Delegates
  • The White House
  • Zambia
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. State Department
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Office of the President Personnel
  • DOD-Pentagon
  • U.S. Joint Forces Command
  • U.S. Representative
  • Forum Foundation
  • Concerned Women for America
  • National Fatherhood Initiative
  • Direct Campaign Solutions
  • Just Law International
  • Suffolk, VA
  • Booz Allen
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Arkansas
Regent News

Robertson School of Government

January 9, 2023
The Robertson School of Government Honors General John Ashcroft with the Distinguished Statesman Award

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Jan. 9, 2023) – The Robertson School of Government has selected General John Ashcroft as a recipient in its Distinguished Statesman Award Series—an honor that …

August 29, 2022
40 Days of Prayer & Fasting at Regent University

Since 1978, Regent University has upheld a legacy of Christian leadership and service. In 40 years, Regent has trained more than 31,000 students from 100 different countries to become world-changing leaders. Outstanding leadership starts with a …

August 9, 2022
Regent University Named the Best Online Christian College in America Again

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Aug. 9, 2022) – Regent University has been ranked by BibleCollegeOnline.com (BCO) as the  Best Online Christian College in America— for the second year in a row. “We are incredibly honored …

June 28, 2022
FRC and Regent University Release Joint Study Linking Religious Freedom to Economic Well-Being

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2022) – Regent University and Family Research Council released a new report today titled "Why International Religious Freedom is Vital to International Development: Causal …

June 7, 2022
Why is College Important? Pursue a Life of Significance at Regent

Why is college important in setting the scene for future success? The answers go far beyond higher pay or better job opportunities, although there are plenty of benefits like that. The experience can impart dividends that can't be …

May 16, 2022
The Rise of Global Government: Bill Federer

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, Regent University’s Robertson School of Government (RSG) hosted a remarkably attended virtual conference titled Globalism Rising: Authoritarianism and the Demise of Civil Liberties. Moderated by RSG Dean and former …

May 9, 2022
The Rise of Global Government: Dr. Ed Hindson

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, Regent University’s Robertson School of Government (RSG) hosted a remarkably attended virtual conference titled Globalism Rising: Authoritarianism and the Demise of Civil Liberties. Moderated by RSG Dean and former …

May 7, 2022
Regent University Celebrates Largest Graduating Class at 42nd Commencement Ceremony

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 7, 2022) – On Saturday, May 7, 2022, Regent University conferred 2,559 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 42nd commencement ceremony—making the class of 2022 the largest …

May 2, 2022
The Rise of Global Government: Hohmann and Rectenwald Answer Questions

On March 29, 2022, Regent University’s Robertson School of Government (RSG) hosted a remarkably attended virtual conference titled Globalism Rising: Authoritarianism and the Demise of Civil Liberties. Moderated by RSG Dean …

April 25, 2022
The Rise of Global Government: Sen. Rand Paul

On March 29, 2022, Regent University’s Robertson School of Government (RSG) hosted a remarkably attended virtual conference titled Globalism Rising: Authoritarianism and the Demise of Civil Liberties. Moderated by RSG Dean and former Congresswoman …

April 18, 2022
The Rise of Global Government: Leo Hohmann and Dr. Michael Rectenwald

On March 29, 2022, Regent University’s Robertson School of Government (RSG) hosted a remarkably attended virtual conference titled Globalism Rising: Authoritarianism and the Demise of Civil Liberties. Moderated by RSG Dean and …

April 14, 2022
Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson Hosts Chancellor’s Forum for the Robertson School of Government

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 14, 2022) – Regent University Founder, Chancellor and CEO Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson hosted an exclusive Chancellor’s Forum for the Robertson School of Government on April …

April 11, 2022
The Rise of Global Government: Jim and Joe Hoft

On March 29, 2022, Regent University’s Robertson School of Government (RSG) hosted a remarkably attended virtual conference titled Globalism Rising: Authoritarianism and the Demise of Civil Liberties. Moderated by RSG Dean and former Congresswoman …

March 30, 2022
Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares Speaks at Regent University

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 30, 2022) – Today, the Honorable Jason Miyares, Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, gave an inspiring address to Regent students, faculty, and staff on campus in Virginia Beach. Attorney …

March 29, 2022
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Regent University Graduate Schools Among the Best in the Nation

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 29, 2022) – According to the 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, Regent University's graduate schools ranked among the best in …