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MA in Government - American Government

Regent University's Master of Arts in Government program with a concentration in American Government is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the history and machinations of the U.S. government. Learn more about the program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in American Government

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

To apply to the Master of Arts in Government - American Government program at Regent, prospective students should have some leadership experience, a heart for service, and a desire to help shape public policy. All applicants to a graduate program at Regent University should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in American Government program is set up to provide students with a better understanding of the history and inner workings of government in the United States. Students in this program are asked to analyze political systems based on the American Constitution and discuss ideas for healthy governance. The curriculum covers public policy, constitutionalism, and national security. Ethical and moral questions - especially as they relate to U.S. policy - are also explored at length.

Learning Format:

Online and on-campus

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Government with a Concentration in American Government:

Students must complete 15 credits in the core curriculum and 15 more in American Government concentration and elective courses. Students may choose to complete an internship as well as a thesis. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (15 credits)

  • Research Methods
  • Christian Foundations of Government
  • American Politics
  • International Relations Theory
  • American Political Thought

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Students choose four courses from the following:
    • Constitutional Law & Policy I
    • Constitutional Law & Policy II
    • Religion & Politics
    • Public Policy Initiatives
    • The Law & Governance of Higher Education
    • Public Human Resources Management
    • Public Budgeting and Taxation Policy
    • Presidency
    • Congress
    • Intelligence & National Security
    • Principles of Public Administration
    • Organizational Theory
    • Terrorism and Homeland Defense
    • Crisis/Disaster Consequence Management
    • National Security Affairs
    • US Foreign Policy
    • Managing Not-For-Profit & Faith-Based
    • Not-For-Profit and Faith-Based Organizations Fundraising Development
    • Not-for-Profit Start-Up
    • Preparing a Thesis Proposal
    • Thesis

Elective Courses (3 credits)

  • Students choose one additional elective course or an internship

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once students have graduated from the Master of Arts in Government with a concentration in American Government program, they might feel ready to tackle doctoral study of government, national security, or public service. Going this route might open up more opportunities and responsibilities down the road.

Here are a few options to think about:

  • Ph.D. in Political Science
  • Ph.D. in Government
  • Ph.D. in Government and Public Policy

Career Paths:

With a master's degree in government, graduates might have the historical perspective and understanding of government needed to work on public policy, teach government, or work as public servants in some capacity. Some of the potential roles a graduate might take on include:

  • High school teacher
  • Congressional chief of staff
  • Political consultant
  • Community college instructor

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