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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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“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

“"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

“Professors give real-life lessons and then connect them with God's purpose for your life in a relevant manner.”

Hannah Bell, M.A., 2012 Nonprofit Organization Leader

“What stuck out to me at Regent was the character and ethics — the commitment to glorifying God in all that we do. I am grateful to be part of a place impacting this world for eternity. By getting past our fallibilities, we can see what the power of God can do.”

Bill Dudley, MPA, 2014 Logistics Manager, U.S. Navy; Worship Pastor, Beach Beacon Baptist Church

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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February 11, 2021
Regent University Launches M.A. in International Development Program

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 11, 2021) – Regent University is pleased to announce a new online degree program beginning in Fall 2021: the Master of Arts in International Development. Regent is the …

December 31, 2020
Robertson School of Government Newsletter - January 2021

In this issue: Featured News of the Month Michele Bachmann will begin as RSG’s new Dean in January! Dean’s Corner More from RSG Social Media Recent Events Papal Encyclical Social Media Student …

December 28, 2020
Robertson School of Government Newsletter - November 2020

In this issue: 100th Anniversary of Broadcasting Dean’s Corner: A Threat to Christian Universities that Would Backfire More from RSG Social Media RSG Launches Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn National …

December 28, 2020
Robertson School of Government Newsletter - October 2020

In this issue: Northeast Syria: A Rare Bloom of Religious Freedom in the Middle East by Kelsey Bohlender Dean’s Corner More from RSG Social Media RSG Launches Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn Running for …

December 22, 2020
Regent University Names Michele Bachmann as Dean of the Robertson School of Government

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 22, 2020) – Regent University and its Board of Trustees have named U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann as the new dean of the Robertson School of …

October 1, 2020
Robertson School of Government Newsletter - September 2020

In this issue: Just War in the Grey Zone by Dr. Joshua Hastey A Conversation on the American Political Tradition with Governor Bob McDonnell Revisiting the Theology of Exploration in Times of Disorder by Dr …

August 28, 2020
Robertson School of Government Newsletter - August 2020

In this issue: Eric Patterson Explains Christian Realism Dean’s Corner More from RSG Social Media Regent University Welcomes New Students for Fall 2020 Semester Coastal Virginia (COVA) Magazine “Best Of” …

July 30, 2020
Robertson School of Government Newsletter - July 2020

In this issue: Findings with Dr. Mary Manjikian: Trust and the Presidency Intel Ethics Conference Dean’s Corner More from RSG Social Media Regent University Reopening Plan Receives High Marks from the State …

May 12, 2020
Robertson School of Government Newsletter - March 2020

In This Issue… Human Nature is at the Roots of Our Political Divide Dean’s Corner More from RSG Social Media Regent University Student Named a Global Winner of the 2020 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation …

March 24, 2020
Regent University Launches Regent Stories Campaign to Feature Remarkable Alumni

The most popular movie genre in North America is adventure. The highest grossing film franchise and series worldwide is Marvel Cinematic Universe.* We all love stories of courage and …

March 12, 2020
Robertson School of Government Newsletter - February 2020

Feature Article REGENT UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES NEW HONORS COLLEGE IN VIRGINIA BEACH During its annual Scholar’s Weekend event, Regent University announced the launch of a standalone Honors College on Regent’s …

February 6, 2020
RSG Newsletter - January 2020

Featured Story JUDGE KEN STARR SPEAKS TO THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY AMID TEACHING REGENT LAW STUDENTS Written by Dawn Reed VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 30, 2020) – Judge Ken Starr, J.D., Regent University’s newest senior lecturing fellow …

January 15, 2020
RSG Newsletter - December 2019

Robertson School of Government Dean’s Corner Dear Friends, It’s the year 2020. In just six short years, the United States of America will be 250 years old. Over the Christmas holidays, I had the privilege of seeing the Broadway …

November 27, 2019
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November 7, 2019
RSG Newsletter - October 2019

Robertson School of Government Dean's Corner Dear Friends, In the Robertson School of Government we employ charitable conversation, systematic thinking, and rigorous analysis to educate and equip students in the Judeo-Christian …