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Robertson School of Government

Welcome to Regent University’s School of Government (RSG), where students look first when beginning their educational journeys in political science and government-related graduate programs. Whether 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 will prepare you for a public service career, 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. RSG 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.

With high-quality degree programs, you’ll find the one that fits your career goal and objectives. Select from the M.A. in Government, M.A. in International Development, M.A. in National Security Studies, and Master of Public Administration; plus our newest degree offering, the Ph.D. in Government—designed to train future leaders of thought and action—you’ll be able to select a minor concentration and a major concentration in American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Political Analysis.

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

“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

“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

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

Kassie Dulin, M.A., 2014 American Government

“The Robertson School of Government was the perfect fit in obtaining a master's degree while serving active-duty. The online program gave me the flexibility I needed. This track of study will truly prepare and position you at the forefront of a rapidly expanding skillset within the federal government.”

Jonathan Tillman, M.A., 2010

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, 2024
Regent University Launches Institute for Israel Studies

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 8, 2024) – Today, Regent University announced the establishment of the Institute for Israel Studies within the Robertson School of Government. This distinguished program will be home to the nation’s leading …

January 24, 2024
Regent University Earns Six Top Awards from Forbes Advisor

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Jan. 24, 2024) – Forbes Advisor has declared Regent University among the nation’s top universities for online education.   Forbes Advisor celebrated Regent University’s commitment to excellence with the …

August 31, 2023
Regent University School of Law Earns High Marks in preLaw Magazine’s Back to School 2023 Issue

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Aug. 31, 2023) – Regent University School of Law is honored to be recognized among the nation’s best in preLaw Magazine’s Back to School 2023 issue.  National Jurist’s …

August 8, 2023
Regent University to Begin its 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting for 2023

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (August 8, 2023) – Michele Bachmann, Former United States Congresswoman and Dean of the Robertson School of Government, invites students, faculty, staff, and believers around the globe to join Regent …

June 29, 2023
The Robertson School of Government Honors Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle-Sears with the Distinguished Statesman Award

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 29, 2023) – The Robertson School of Government has selected Winsome Earle-Sears, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, as a recipient of …

March 31, 2023
Can You Get a Ph.D. Without a Master’s?

So, you’ve completed your bachelor’s degree and want to get on the fast track to a Ph.D. The question is—can you get your Ph.D. without a master’s degree? Or, is a combined master’s and doctoral program an option? The answer to …

March 28, 2023
Regent Professor Leads High Level Security Training for Defense Fellows in the Indo-Pacific Region

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 28, 2023) – Dr. Joshua Hastey, from the Robertson School of Government, is back at Regent after successfully leading a seminar in the most recent Comprehensive Security …

March 16, 2023
Life in the Law: A Fireside Chat with Scott Stewart, the Mississippi Solicitor General Who Argued the Dobbs Case at the U.S. Supreme Court

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 16, 2023) – Regent Law welcomed Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart to a “fireside chat” with Dean Brad Lingo on …

March 14, 2023
Robertson Center for Constitutional Law Impacting Cases at U.S. Supreme Court

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 14, 2023) – The Robertson Center for Constitutional Law just had its most active month since it was established in June of 2020.  In the past month, the Robertson Center filed a U.S …

March 13, 2023
Regent University Named #5 Best Military Friendly® School for 2023-24

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 13, 2023) – Regent University was ranked #5 by Military Friendly® Schools for the academic year 2023-24, up one spot from last year’s ranking. Regent’s #5 …

March 8, 2023
Regent University to Offer a New Ph.D. in Government in Fall 2023

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 8, 2023) – Regent University is introducing a Ph.D. in Government in Fall 2023 that seeks to prepare students for influential careers at the highest levels of scholarship. The …

February 27, 2023
‘God is Here’: Regent University Experiences Outpouring of Spiritual Renewal

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Feb. 27, 2023) – As revival moves to college campuses across the nation, Regent University students, faculty, and staff are experiencing a miraculous move of God. The Holy Spirit …

January 24, 2023
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Regent the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s in Virginia – for the 11th Year in a Row

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Jan. 24, 2023) – Regent University continues to hold the No. 1 spot as the Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia, according …

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 …

December 29, 2022
Regent Professor with Expertise in Middle East Studies Appointed to Virginia Israel Advisory Board

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Dec. 29, 2022) – Virginia General Assembly Speaker of the House Todd Gilbert has appointed Dr. A.J. Nolte of Regent University to the Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB) …