M.A. in National Security Studies – Mid-East Politics

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Take the Lead as a Trusted Advisor

Are you interested in the Middle East and their role in the world? Regent’s online and on-campus Master of Arts in National Security Studies – Mid-East Politics degree equips you to understand the various political, cultural and religious issues in the Middle East – from nation building to developing civil society to political Islam – so you can provide detailed analysis and serve as a trusted security advisor.

Learn to Identify & Analyze

Gain in-depth knowledge of the Middle East, as well as grand strategy, national security and international security to analyze risk, identify future threats and develop strategic counterterrorism plans.

Access Faculty Experts

Be mentored by renowned scholars and practitioners committed to national service – and to your success.

Grow Your Network

Join our global alumni community of government officials, consultants, policymakers and security professionals in making a difference around the world.

Presented from a Christian perspective, this degree is supported by our respected faculty in Virginia Beach.

Available Fully Online

8-Week Course Sessions

36-38 Credit Hours


Online | On Campus

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 36-38

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Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the M.A. in National Security Studies – Mid-East Politics degree, you will be able to:

  • Forecast and prepare for future concerns in the Middle East.
  • Analyze and improve foreign policies and international relations strategies.
  • Provide in-depth insight and counsel regarding the Middle East and its political, cultural and religious views.

Career Opportunities

  • Middle East Political Analyst
  • Terrorism Threat Advisor
  • Foreign Conflict Manager/Security Specialist
  • DoD, CIA, DIA, FBI, NSA
  • Military

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2019-2020 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 9

Monday, August 26

Session M

Friday, September 13

Monday, September 23

Session B

Friday, October 18

Monday, October 28

Session C

Friday, January 3

Monday, January 13

Session T

Friday, January 31

Monday, February 10

Session D

Friday, March 6

Monday, March 16

Session E

Friday, May 1

Monday, May 11

Session F

Friday, June 12

Monday, June 22

Note: The application deadline for international applicants applying to attend on campus is March 15.

 

Prerequisites:

Applicants for the Master of Arts in Government must possess an earned undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign university.

 

Application Process:

1. Complete Your Online Application

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee

Pay via the online application process or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

3. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

Unofficial transcripts from a U.S.-based school, indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, can be used for an admissions decision. Email your unofficial transcript to transcripts@regent.edu using the subject line: RSG Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. See the International Admissions Checklist for details.
*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

4. Complete an Admissions Questionnaire Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

5. Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

6. Submit Your Professional Resume (Optional)

Your professional resume or curriculum vitae should include:

  • Employment history with details of responsibilities, skill sets, and results
  • School, community, and church leadership positions
  • Service activities in which you have been involved
  • Academic and non-academic honors and distinctions you have received

Email your resume to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: RSG Master’s Application Pieces.

7. GRE or LSAT Score (Optional)

Test scores may strengthen your application file and improve access to scholarship opportunities. Official scores should be sent directly to Regent University by the testing agency.

8. International Applicants

Visit the International Students Admissions page for additional admission requirements and to determine if you qualify as an international student.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Arts

$650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Arts

$675 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students) $700
University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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M.A. in National Security Studies – Mid-East Politics