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PhD in Organizational Leadership

Professionals interested in advancing their careers as leaders in ministries, academia, and business may want to check out Regent University's Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership program. Discover more information about the program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to this Ph.D. program should have strong writing skills and real-world experience as leaders. All applicants will also need to have a master's degree from an accredited institution. Applicants to Regent University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Through the Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership, Regent University intends to produce graduates who can lead, influence, and revitalize organizations like businesses, churches, and nonprofits. To do that, Regent designed the program to touch on topics like organizational cultures, leadership dynamics, and business strategies. Courses explore ethical resource development, organizational behavior, and a range of research methods. Students can choose from five concentrations: Ecclesial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Human Resource Development, Individualized Studies, and Organizational Leadership.

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 Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership program:

To graduate from this Ph.D. program, students must complete 60 credit hours. All of these credit hours can be completed online. However, there are two 4-day on-campus residencies required throughout the 2-year program. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (60 credits)

  • Design of Adult Learning Communities
  • Ethical Human Resource Development
  • Ecclesial Organizational Design & Leadership Development
  • Kingdom Business Leadership Strategies
  • Entrepreneurial Strategies to Lead Technological & Innovative Change
  • Exegetical Research Methods
  • Exegetical Analysis Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Analysis Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Analysis Methods
  • Advanced Analysis
  • Contemporary Perspectives in Organizational Leadership Theory
  • Organizational Theory & Design
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Group Behavior
  • First Residency
  • Second Residency

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

When they've completed the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership program, students might have the organizational leadership and human resource management skills they need to take positions at universities, ministries, and nonprofits.

These are just a few of the possibilities for careers:

  • Executive leadership for ministry, nonprofits, and educational institutions
  • University faculty
  • Consultant

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