At Regent, we recognize the value of a multidisciplinary education, including the flexible option to earn a joint degree. With this interdisciplinary degree option, students may earn two graduate degrees from Regent University with fewer total credit hours than if the two degrees were earned separately.
Joint degree programs are available between the Robertson School of Government and Regent’s other graduate schools, preparing students to transfer valuable skills to a range of professional disciplines. This multidisciplinary education in organizational leadership, business administration or law enhance marketability in an increasingly competitive job market.
Companies, organizations and nations need proven, qualified leaders. True leaders distinguish themselves through their vision, their ability to conceive and implement strategies, and their ability to transform organizations and the lives of the people within them. The M.A. in Organizational Leadership teaches key organizational leadership elements such as ethics, motivation, creativity, vision, strategic planning, teamwork, group development, technology, customer service and organizational development. The MPA and M.A. in Organizational Leadership joint degree program provides unique training for future public administrators and public servants who are called to lead in a multitude of settings.
Successful companies, organizations and industries rely on knowledgeable leaders who can provide skilled guidance and sound business acumen to navigate a hyper-competitive marketplace. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) provides a balanced, innovation-based and global approach to the human and technical aspects of business, including: corporate and personal ethics, accounting, finance, economics, operations, innovation and management of people and organizations. This joint degree equips aspiring public servants with the strategic, analytical business skills that are essential to build, manage and create preeminent organizations in the U.S. and overseas.
Today’s most perplexing legal and governmental issues must consider the principles upon which our nation was founded, and having additional legal expertise provides skill and insight to strategically address those challenges with wisdom and confidence. Regent’s Juris Doctor (J.D.) and MPA joint degree program strikes a balance of principled theory and practice by integrating case studies and analyses, best-practices, advocacy skills, hands-on training and ethics. For this joint degree, it is suggested that full-time students take classes from the Robertson School of Government their first year, and then take classes from the School of Law during their second through fourth years. This joint degree equips aspiring public servants with the strategic, analytical, legal skills essential to build, manage and lead in government, nonprofit and legal environments in the U.S. and abroad.
As a general principle, students should seek admission to a joint degree program before completing one-third of any single-degree program. If you are interested in pursuing a joint degree, here is the typical process:
- Apply for admission to both schools of a joint degree program separately and meet all admissions criteria specific to each school.
- Each school will notify the applicant regarding acceptance to its degree program. Upon admission to a joint degree program, the student will be assigned an advisor in each school.
- Return an enrollment agreement to each school, indicating the name of the specific school in which you plan to begin your studies.
- Joint Degree with Law: Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to matriculate to the law school following successful academic progress in the other Regent graduate program.
- Students should seek admission to a joint degree program before completing one-third of any single-degree program.
- A joint degree applicant who is accepted in only one school may enroll in that school, but not in a joint degree program.
- Courses in the Robertson School of Government are not normally taken concurrently with courses in other schools.