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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. To accomplish this, we allow students to transfer up to 90 credit hours to finish strong here at Regent University.

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

“Regent’s online model provided an unparalleled combination of high-quality instruction, flexibility and specialization.”

Kassie Dulin, M.A., 2014 American Government

“All the time, when people hear I am studying public administration, they say, ‘Oh, we need more Christian leaders in government!’ It’s a perfect fit for Regent’s mission. And if you’re a Christian, you have something anchoring you to the decisions you make that affect an entire country.”

Sonya Mills, MPA, 2018 Human Resources Administrative Specialist, U.S. Department of Justice, Hawaii

“With core classes like American Political Thought in RSG, you realize these issues will come up again in your career. You gain a stance you can defend and confidence that you know what you’re talking about.”

Clarin Gniffke, M.A. Government, 2014 Owner, Alexandra Consulting, LLC

“All of my professors have such a passion for what they are teaching and it is contagious. RSG professors have first-hand knowledge about the subjects they teach. They emphasize that we can make moral arguments in the public sphere.”

Keelyn Geoghean, M.A., 2014

“What distinguishes Regent from other graduate schools is the Christian application to public policy issues. My faith is more complete because I was able to integrate a biblical worldview with domestic and international political issues.”

Amber Sells, M.A., 2008

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
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Robertson School of Government

May 8, 2021
Regent University Celebrates Largest Graduating Class at 41st Commencement Ceremony

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 8, 2021) – On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Regent University conferred over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 41st commencement ceremony—making the class of 2021 the largest …

May 3, 2021
Regent University Presents: American Election Integrity With Law Professor David Clements

Welcome to the final installation of Regent University's American Election Integrity conference, featuring a review of cases by law professor David Clements. Clements gives a riveting overview of the many …

May 3, 2021
Regent University Presents: American Election Integrity With Eric Metaxas

Be inspired by New York Times best-selling author and radio host Eric Metaxas, as you watch his video from the Election Integrity conference, hosted by Regent University's Robertson School of Government. Metaxas …

April 26, 2021
Regent University Presents: American Election Integrity With Commentator Mark Steyn

Welcome to the fifth video of the Robertson School of Government (RSG) Election Integrity conference, featuring Mark Steyn. Steyn is a Canadian author and commentator, Tucker Carlson guest host, and author of …

April 26, 2021
Regent University Freezes Tuition for 2021-22 Academic Year

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 26, 2021) – To help students recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Regent University will freeze tuition for all classes in Fall 2021 through Summer 2022, both online and on campus. For …

April 20, 2021
Regent University Presents: American Election Integrity With Dr. Peter Navarro

Welcome to the fourth video of the Robertson School of Government (RSG) Election Integrity conference. Below, you can access important insights from Dr. Peter Navarro, author of the definitive review of the 2020 …

April 13, 2021
Regent University Presents: American Election Integrity With Jim and Joe Hoft from The Gateway Pundit

Watch the third video in the Robertson School of Government (RSG) American Election Integrity series below. In this video, moderated by former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann who now services as …

April 6, 2021
Regent University Presents: American Election Integrity With John Fund, Hans von Spakovsky, and Jay Ashcroft

Watch the second in the Robertson School of Government American Election Integrity series below. This video explains the most pressing hot button issue in politics today … H.R. 1/S1 …

March 31, 2021
Regent University Presents: American Election Integrity Keynote With Dr. Ben Carson and Eric Metaxas

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Regent University’s Robertson School of Government (RSG) hosted a highly attended virtual conference on the critical topic of election integrity in America. Moderated …

March 30, 2021
Regent University Dean Launches Library Leadership Council

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 30, 2021) – The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) recently approved a proposal submitted by Dean of Regent University Library Esther Gillie to establish a CCCU Library Leadership Council …

March 18, 2021
10 Things You Need to Know About Regent 2021 Commencement and Commissioning Virtual Ceremonies

Regent is excited that graduates and their supporters from around the world can come together during a virtual experience to celebrate the culmination of our journey together. Here are some important …

March 18, 2021
Regent University Announces Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as 2021 Commencement Speaker

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 18, 2021) – Regent University is pleased to announce former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as the keynote speaker for its 41st commencement ceremony on May 8, 2021. Secretary …

March 15, 2021
Regent University Student Named Regional Winner of the 2021 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 15, 2021) – The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public …

March 11, 2021
Regent University to Host Election Integrity Conference on March 23, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 11, 2021) – Regent University’s Robertson School of Government will host a virtual conference on the topic of election integrity on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The event will feature notable …

March 8, 2021
Regent University Will Celebrate Virtual Commencement Ceremony on May 8, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 8, 2021) – On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Regent University will celebrate its 41st commencement ceremony in a virtual format with live-streamed events at www.regent.edu/commencement. We are …