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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
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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

“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

“Regent’s Military Resource Center introduced me to a network of mentors and went the extra mile to support me.”

Natasha Moore, B.S. in Criminal Justice, 2019; MPA, 2020 Navy veteran; preparing to be a commissioned officer in the military

“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

“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

“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

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 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 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 24, 2022
Robertson School of Government Distinguished Statesman Award Series

Give to everyone what you owe them: … if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Romans 13:7. Honoring Extraordinary Servant Leaders Who Have Led the Way The Robertson School of Government believes it is fitting and …

March 3, 2022
Regent Royal Marelly Balentina Competes in 2022 CONCACAF Women’s Qualifiers 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 3, 2022) - On February 19 and 22, Marelly Balentina, a master’s student in Regent University’s Robertson School of Government, competed in two soccer games for her home country of …

February 14, 2022
Regent University Announces Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin as 2022 Commencement Speaker

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 14, 2022) – Regent University is pleased to announce that Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin will be the keynote speaker for Regent’s 42nd commencement ceremony on May 7, 2022 …

October 15, 2021
Regent Honors Former Professor José L. González

Form José L. González It is fitting during the National Hispanic Heritage Month to call attention to the many years of faithful service and help by our dear friend and colleague, Pastor and Professor José L. González. He has been a professor …

August 18, 2021
Rising World Changers

Meet Nine Accomplished Graduates from the Class of 2021 who are Ready to Change the World Sheila Atieno (College of Arts & Sciences ’21)B.S. in Biophysical Sciences Sheila is living proof that miracles exist. In middle school, a train wreck left …

August 16, 2021
Regent University to Host Virtual Event to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (August 16, 2021) – September 11, 2001, was a day that changed America. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary, Regent University’s Robertson School of Government will host a virtual event …

July 22, 2021
Regent University Named #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 22, 2021) – Regent University has been ranked the #1 Safest College in Virginia. Regent’s outstanding safeguards were recognized in a new report by YourLocalSecurity, an ADT authorized provider and partner of …

June 17, 2021
Regent University Names William L. Hathaway, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 17, 2021) – Today, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, founder, chancellor, and CEO of Regent University, announced that the university has appointed William L. Hathaway, Ph.D. to …