Joint Graduate Degrees in Government and Law

Regent University offers students an opportunity to complete multiple graduate degrees at once through a Joint Degree program that reduces the overall credit hours required. Joint degrees are available between the School of Government and Regent's other graduate schools.

M.A. in Government and Juris Doctor

Today's most perplexing legal and governmental issues must consider the principles upon which our nation was founded. Those who are equipped with the practical skills of law and government, combined with the ethical values founded in a Judeo-Christian worldview, can embrace the challenge with wisdom and confidence.

Regent University's joint degree program in law and government provides:

  • a solid philosophical foundation

  • professional legal training

  • a blend of knowledge, skills, values and principles providing the foundation for professional and personal success

Students find they can use a Juris Doctor degree in public service and government positions at many types of organizations upon graduation. By pursuing a joint Juris Doctor (JD), students can, in only one additional year, gain a solid foundation for public service by earning a master's degree in Government from the Robertson School of Government. Similarly, government students will significantly enhance their professional standing and ability to influence important issues by earning a law degree.

Typically, a joint degree program will reduce the required credits by about 20 percent. Students should seek admission to a joint degree program before the completion of one-third of any single degree program. This should coincide with the completion of the student's approved degree plan (ADP). A joint degree program will normally require a minimum of two-and-one-half to three years of full-time study (four years for the M.Div. or JD).

Suggested Full-Time Student Joint with Law Degree Program:

Year 1: Robertson School of Government
Year 2-4: School of Law

Remember that you must apply to both the Robertson School of Government and the School of Law separately, and be accepted by each school.

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