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Robertson School of Government APPROVED DEGREE PLAN

(See page 2 for details regarding specific program requirements) Name:

Program:

I.D. #:

Track(s):

Campus:

Joint/School:

Entry Term:

Catalog Term:

Assigned Date:

Total Credit Hours:

Optional: Thesis Internship

Admin. Advisor: Degree Clearance Sign/Date

Faculty Advisor: Dean:

The Robertson School of Government ("RSG") offers an M.A. in Government (Single Degree), M.A in Government (Joint Degree) and the Certificate of Graduate Studies (non-degree). M.A. Degree students also qualify to receive the Certificate of Graduate Studies in their track(s) of specialization. Course #

Core Requirements (18 hrs)

Hrs

UNIV LIB

Lib. Info. Research & Resources

0

GOV 602

Principles of Economics

3

GOV 603

Governmental Research Methods

3

GOV 604

Christian Foundations of Government

3

GOV 610

Political Philosophy

3

GOV 654

International Politics

3

GOV 697

Biblical Foundations of Leadership

3

Course #

Law & Public Policy (LPP) 12 hrs

Hrs

Term/Yr

Course #

Electives

Hrs

Term/Yr

Term/Yr

Course #

Mid-East Politics (MEP) 12 hrs

Hrs

Term/Yr

Required Track Courses (6 credit hours) GOV 619 GOV 636

Constitutional Law and Policy I Congressional Leadership

3 3

Choose 2 additional courses from the following (6 credit hours)

GOV 653

Mid-East Politics

3

GOV 659

Qur'anic Law

3

GOV 684

American Foreign Policy in the Middle East

3

GOV 672

Islamic Political Thought

3

Course #

Terrorism & Homeland Defense (THD) 12 hrs

GOV 615

Economic Policy

3

GOV 620

Constitutional Law and Policy II

3

GOV 623

Public Policy Initiatives

3

GOV 660

Intelligence & National Security

3

Terrorism & Homeland Defense

3

Hrs

GOV 635

Presidential Leadership

3

GOV 677

GOV 655

International Human Rights

3

GOV 678

Terrorism/Disaster Cons. Mgmt.

3

GOV 658

American Political Thought

3

GOV 679

National Security Affairs

3

GOV 683

Health Care Ethics

3

GOV 686

Health Care Law and Policy

3

Course #

Global Politics (GP) 12 hrs

Hrs

Political Management (PM) 12 hrs

Course #

Term/Yr

Choose 4 courses from the following

Hrs

GOV 663

Campaign Management & Strategy

3

GOV 664

Political Communication

3

GOV 668

Political Organizations & Behavior

3

GOV 682

Fundraising & Campaign Finance Strat.

3

GOV 638

European Union

3

GOV 655

International Human Rights

3

GOV 673

International Democratic Development

3

GOV 674

The International Economy

3

GOV 630

Public Human Resource Management

3

GOV 675

Hemispheric Integration

3

GOV 634

Public Budgeting and Taxation

3

GOV 676

Asian Politics

3

GOV 670

Principles of Public Administration

3

GOV 684

American Foreign Policy in the Middle East

3

GOV 671

Organizational Theory

3

Public Administration (PA) 12 hrs

Course #

Hrs

For Office Use Only: Course #

Transfer Credits

Hrs

Counts For

Core:

Petitions:

Track: Electives: TOTAL: Commencement:

Degree Clearance:

Term/Yr

Term/Yr

Term/Yr


Specific Degree Program / Certificate Requirements M.A. in Government (Single Degree)

Certificate of Graduate Studies (Non-Degree)

Total of 39 credit hours

Total of 12 credit hours

Core Courses (required)

18 credit hours

Choose One of the Following Four Options for Remaining 21 credit hours Track/Cert Courses: Electives: 2) Interdisciplinary option (Elective Courses) 1) Track/Certificate Option

3) Thesis Track Option 4) Internship Option

12 credit hours 9 credit hours 21 credit hours

Thesis:

6 credit hours

Elective Courses:

15 credit hours

Internship

1-3 credit hours

Elective Courses:

18-20 credit hours

Students pursuing the Thesis or Internship options may choose a track/ certificate as part of completing their elective courses.

Non-Degree Certificate students are not required to take Core credit hours. During or after certificate completion, students may apply for degree admission to the M.A. in Government program and transfer all twelve credits upon formal admission *Non-degree students may register for a maximum of 18 credit hours.* Choose one of six Certificate Programs

12 credit hours

Certificates are available in the following tracks of specialization: Law & Public Policy (LPP), Mid-East Politics (MEP), Global Politics (GP), Terrorism & Homeland Defense (THD), Political Management (PM), Public Administration (PA)

M.A. students may choose to complete one or more certificate tracks. Elective courses may be chosen from any course taught through RSG. Requests for modification to the ADP must be approved via Academic Petition.

M.A. in Government (Joint Degree) Total of 30 credit hours *Student must be approved by both Regent schools to become part of a Joint Degree program. All requirements for both schools must be met before student can graduate from either school. For Joint Degree requirements and paperwork, see: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schgov/academics/jointdegrees.htm Joint Degree (with all schools except Law): Core Courses (required)

Joint Degree with Law (J.D.):

18 credit hours

Choose One of the Following Four Options for Remaining 12 credit hours 1) Track/Certificate Option

Track/Cert Courses:

2) Interdisciplinary option (Elective Courses) 3) Thesis Track Option 4) Internship Option

Thesis: Elective Courses: Internship Elective Courses:

12 credit hours 12 credit hours 6 credit hours 6 credit hours 1-3 credit hours 9-11 credit hours

Core Courses (required): UNIV LIB, GOV 604, 619, 636, 697

12 credit hours

Choose One of the Following Four Options for Remaining 18 credit hours 1) Track/Certificate Option

Track/Cert Courses:

Elective Courses: 2) Interdisciplinary option (Elective Courses) 3) Thesis Track Option 4) Internship Option

12 credit hours 6 credit hours 18 credit hours

Thesis:

6 credit hours

Elective Courses: Internship Elective Courses:

12 credit hours 1-3 credit hours 15-17 credit hours

Other Important Degree Information Before submitting your Approved Degree Plan to Student Services, please review these guidelines for creating your Course Schedule: * You are not required to complete all core courses before enrolling in track courses or electives. In fact, RSG advises taking one track course per semester. Please note the following: * UNIV LIB Library Research and Resources must be taken in your first semester of enrollment. * GOV 604 Christian Foundations of Government must be taken in your first year. * It is best to take GOV 602 Principles of Economics before or concurrent with the following courses: GOV 615, 674, or 687. * It is best to take GOV 654 International Politics before or concurrent with the following courses: GOV 638, 655, 659, 673, 674, 675, 676, or 684. * If you choose to do GOV 699 Thesis Option, you must register for this class before your last semester in the M.A. program. IMPORTANT WEBSITE INFORMATION: Regent Univ. Academic Catalog: http://www.regent.edu/general/catalog/

RSG Academics: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schgov/academics/home.htm Stud. Handbook: http://www.regent.edu/admin/stusrv/student/Student_Handbook.pdf

Course Registration: Students register themselves on GENISYS, until the day before the start of the term. After the term starts, students must submit an Add/Drop form to their Admin. Advisor for any registration changes. GENISYS registration is not available at any time for Independent Studies, Internship, Thesis or Oxford. Students must follow procedures outlined on the RSG Academics website to seek approval for registration in these specialized courses. Graduation: Students must submit a Graduation Application by the deadline for the term in which they will complete all Approved Degree Plan and university administrative requirements. (For details see: http:www.regent.edu/admin/registrar/DegreeClearance.cfm) If not cleared in the term for which the application is filed, students must submit a new application for the term in which all requirements are met. The $60 graduation fee only needs to be paid once. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all academic and administrative requirements for graduation are met. Student Record for:

Program:

Catalog Term:

I.D. #

Track:

Joint School:

To request a change to the above student record, submission of a "Change of Program" form is required: http:www.regent.edu/acad/schgov/academics/programchange_form.cfm Submission of Approved Degree Plan and acknowledgement of Program Requirements:

E-Signature:

Date:

Expected Graduation Date:


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