School of Government Lowers Tuition, Strengthens Program Value
Regent University students in the Robertson School of Government
(RSG) have always been held to high academic standards and have been
well-positioned for lives of public service, but beginning this fall,
that top-quality education will come at a much lower tuition price.
"RSG has looked at the increasingly stiff competition in the
marketplace and made major changes," said RSG dean, Dr. Eric Patterson.
"The first change is that the university has agreed to reduce the
school's tuition by more than $150 a credit hour."
This 20 percent tuition reduction applies to both the Master of Arts in
Government and the Master of Public Administration degree programs and
reflects a larger university-wide effort to provide top-quality,
Christian higher education at a greater value. According to Patterson,
smaller payouts are one of several changes being implemented to make the
programs more competitive and give students the best possible advantage
in the government job market.
"A faculty team, led by Associate Dean Jeffry Morrison, has recommended
that we align our required credit hours to those of top-ranked schools
such as Georgetown and the University of Virginia: 30 hours for the M.A.
and 36 hours for the MPA," Patterson explained. "We are working with
our accrediting agency to make this change available for current and
"When combined with our tuition restructure, this makes the Robertson
School of Government significantly more competitive in the marketplace."
Together, these changes reflect the dean's concerted efforts to
strengthen RSG's reputation, increase opportunities for students, and
continue to raise the bar of academic rigor across the board.
"RSG has superior faculty, courses, and programs, but we have been
appealing to a tiny percentage of the market," Patterson said. "These
changes mark a significant step toward making RSG a premier destination
for emerging public servants in the United States."
Learn more about the Robertson School of Government.
Mindy Hughes, Public Relations
Phone: 757.352.4095 Fax: 757.352.4888