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A handshake next to a gavel and Lady Justice figurine: Explore the Ph.D. in Government at Regent University.

Regent University to Offer a New Ph.D. in Government in Fall 2023

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Mar. 8, 2023) – Regent University is introducing a Ph.D. in Government in Fall 2023 that seeks to prepare students for influential careers at the highest levels of scholarship.

The program’s doctoral students will be challenged with an ambitious curriculum aimed at developing innovative research with actionable policy implications. In addition, the program offers candidates opportunities to teach, research, and publish in partnership with the department’s world-class faculty. 

“This doctoral program was designed to cultivate world leaders in political science,” said the Hon. Michele Bachmann, dean of the Robertson School of Government. “The breadth of knowledge that this program provides will position our Regent scholars for ground-breaking research that enables them to drive global economic, social, and political change.”

A full-time graduate student can complete the coursework in two to three years. Graduates will be qualified for post-doctoral research, university teaching positions, as well as work in civil service, government, and politics.

To learn more about this new Ph.D. in Government program or other offering in the Robertson School of Government, call 757.352.4127 or visit

About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university, with more than 13,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University has been ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for 11 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2023).