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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

“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

“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

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

Kassie Dulin, M.A., 2014 American Government

“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

“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

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

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 …

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 only Christian university …

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 Highlight: Kendall Turner Featured …

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 Security in the 2020s: Strategic …

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 President: Lessons from ‘88 How …

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 Government, effective January 1 …

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. Stephen Perry Dean’s Corner …

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” 2020 Awards Announced! Alumni …