Regent University

MA in Government - International Relations

The Master of Arts in Government with a specialization in International Relations degree program from Regent University is designed to prepare students for careers creating and improving strategic international policies for public or private organizations. Read more about this master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Government with a specialization in International Relations

School Offering Program:

Regent University

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Program Prerequisites:

Candidates interested in the MA in Government with a specialization in International Relations should be interested in strengthening their understanding of global relations as well as their written and verbal communication skills. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The MA in Government with a specialization in International Relations program at Regent University is designed to help students understand the process of creating and analyzing international policies in order to foster global relationships. The curriculum is designed to encourage students to explore key concepts in American history and to examine the founding principles of democracy. Students also have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of Asian, Middle Eastern, and Islamic politics and see how these varying perspectives influence global economic and social relations. This degree program also offers a 6-credit additional thesis option for students that would like to pursue additional academic research during their studies.

Learning Format:

On campus and online

Program Length:

30-33 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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 specialization in International Relations Program

Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 total credits from core courses, concentration courses, and an elective/internship course. Students also have the option to pursue additional credits of thesis work. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Course Requirements (15 credits)

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

Concentration Course Requirements (12 credits)

  • Students choose four of the following courses:
    • International Relations and Cyber Politics
    • Christian Ethics and Law of Armed Conflict
    • Military Cyberspace Operations, Strategy, and Tactics
    • History and Politics of Israel
    • Russian Politics and History
    • International Organizations
    • Mid-East Politics
    • International Trafficking in Persons
    • International and Comparative Human Rights
    • Human Rights, Civil Liberties, and National Security
    • International Religious Freedom
    • Sharia Law
    • Islamic Political Thought
    • Democracy and Development
    • International Political Economy
    • Asian Politics
    • National Security Affairs
    • US Foreign Policy

Elective/Internship Course Requirements (3 credits)

  • Students choose one of the following options:
    • Internship
    • A School of Government elective course

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Upon completion of the MA in Government with a specialization in International Relations program at Regent University may choose to pursue more advanced education in the field. Advanced degree programs could allow them to seek advanced positions in research, global policy relations, consulting, or education. Examples of programs that graduates may consider include:

  • Ph.D. in International Relations
  • Ph.D. in International Affairs
  • Ph.D. in Government
  • Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration
  • Ph.D. in Diplomacy

Career Paths

Regent University graduates from the MA in Government - International Relations program may have developed the understandings of international relations and politics needed in order to pursue careers in either the public or private sector in international affairs. Jobs that graduates may consider pursuing include:

  • Diplomat
  • Foreign service officer
  • Non-governmental organization staff
  • Embassy staff

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