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MA in Government - Law and Public Policy

The Master of Arts in Government with a specialization in Law and Public Policy program at Regent University may prepare students for a career in policy writing or advocacy. Find out more about this MA in Government program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Government with a specialization in Law and Public Policy

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students to the MA in Government with a specialization in Law and Public Policy program should be interested in pursuing a career in advocacy or policy writing and should want to refine their written communication skills. Applicants to all 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 Law and Public Policy program at Regent University is designed to teach students how to develop strategic policies and regulations for a variety of industries. Students in the program have the chance to explore how American history and the US Constitution are used today in policy creation and analysis. They may also learn how to effectively analyze new and existing regulations in order to initiate change. The curriculum is designed to cover concepts from policy, law, and competitive politics so that students can gain the foundational knowledge needed to make effective decisions. The program also includes an optional thesis component allowing students to pursue additional research during their studies.

Learning Format:

On campus and online

Program Length:

30 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 Law and Public Policy

This MA in Government program consists of 30 credits, which are broken down into core courses, concentration courses, and elective/internship courses. 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:
    • Issues in Media Law and Ethics
    • Christian Ethics and the Law of Armed Conflict
    • Contracts
    • Constitutional Law and Policy I
    • Constitutional Law and Policy II
    • Religion and Politics
    • Public Policy Initiatives
    • The Law and Governance of Higher Education
    • Presidency
    • Congress
    • Biblical Law
    • International and Comparative Human Rights
    • Human Rights, Civil Liberties, and National Security
    • International Religious Freedom
    • Introduction to Cybersecurity Policy/Affairs
    • Healthcare Policy and Ethics
    • Health Care Administration
    • US Foreign Policy

Elective/Internship Course Requirements (3 credits)

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

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Graduates from the MA in Government with a specialization in Law and Public Policy may consider pursuing a more advanced degree in the field. Furthered education could lead to more job prospects or advanced responsibilities in the workforce. Degree programs that graduates may consider could include:

  • Ph.D. in Law and Public Policy
  • Ph.D. in Public Policy Administration
  • Ph.D. in Policy and Global Studies

Career Paths

Graduates from the Regent University program could go on to pursue a number of careers in either the public or private sector. Individuals that successfully earn their MA in Government with a specialization in Law and Public Policy may consider seeking employment in positions such as:

  • Public policy advocate
  • Policy writer
  • Lobbyist
  • Non-profit manager
  • Researcher

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