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Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Individualized Studies

Regent University's Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Individualized Studies program is designed to let students forge their own path to becoming leaders in business, nonprofits, and ministries. More details on this program are available here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Individualized Studies

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Candidates for this Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Individualized Studies degree program may have excellent writing abilities, previous experience in professional leadership roles, and a strong spiritual foundation. Every applicant to a doctoral program at Regent University should have a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Strategic Leadership program at Regent University is intended to produce graduates who could become leaders in educational institutions, nonprofits, and businesses. The core curriculum gives students a chance to learn team-building, organizational assessment, and advanced techniques in communication. All of the coursework is presented through the prism of Christian faith. Students in this Individualized Studies concentration have the chance to choose their specialization courses in order to customize the degree to meet the career goals.

Learning Format:

Online (with two 4-day residencies)

Program Length:

60 credits

Financial Aid:

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 Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Individualized Studies:

Aside from two short residencies on campus, students can complete this 60-hour degree program fully online. 42 credit hours in this program are set in stone, but students can tailor the program to their goals by taking 12 doctoral-level courses of their choosing. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (42 credits)

  • Information Research & Resources
  • Regent Foundations for Graduate Success
  • Organizational Strategy & Design
  • Applied Exegetical Studies
  • Leaders and Followers
  • Leadership Theory
  • Culture & Values
  • Leadership Communication
  • Leadership Faith & Ethics
  • Global Leadership
  • Human Resource Development
  • Strategic Foresight
  • Leadership Analytics
  • Consulting Principles
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Leadership Development

Individualized Studies Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Students choose 12 credits of doctoral level courses

DSL Project Courses (6 credits)

  • Students complete a Doctor of Strategic Leadership project

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Individualized Studies program culminates in a terminal degree in the field. Students who graduate from this program might have the necessary communication, team-building, and leadership skills to take executive positions in a variety of fields, including education, healthcare, and military environments. Depending on their career goals, some of these positions may be an ideal fit:

  • Executive leadership in nonprofits,
  • Educational institution administrator
  • University faculty
  • Organizational consultant

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