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PhD in Organizational Leadership - Human Resource Development

Regent University's Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Human Resource Development is intended for professionals who want to study and shape HR policies and practices. Read on to learn more about this online doctoral program.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Human Resource Development

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Regent's Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Human Resource Development program may already have some knowledge or experience in human resource management and should have strong writing skills and real-world experience as leaders. All applicants to Regent University doctoral programs need to have a master's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Human Resource Development program is designed to produce graduates that can breathe new life into organizations around the globe. Students have the chance to learn advanced human resource management techniques, adult learning methodologies, and principles in ethical leadership. Courses in this program cover a wide range of topics including exegetical analysis, quantitative research methods, and organizational theories and design. Students are asked to complete a dissertation project over five semesters and attend two residencies at the Virginia Beach campus.

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 with a Concentration in Human Resource Development:

Regent University requires students to complete 60 credit hours to graduate with a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership. All classes are offered online, but students will attend two 4-day residencies on Regent's campus. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (60 credits)

  • Information Research and Resources
  • Regent Foundations for Graduate Success
  • Exegetical Research Methods
  • Contemporary Perspectives in Organizational Leadership Theory
  • First Residency
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Exegetical Analysis Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Quantitative Analysis Methods
  • Organization Theory & Design
  • Second Residency
  • Qualitative Analysis Methods
  • Group Behavior
  • Advanced Analysis
  • Human Resource Development
  • Autonomous Learning & Human Resource Development
  • Design of Adult Learning Communities
  • Ethical Human Resource Development
  • Seminar: Learner Centered Leadership & Human Resource Development
  • Capstone
  • Dissertation Research I
  • Dissertation Research II
  • Dissertation Research III
  • Dissertation Research IV
  • Dissertation Research V

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Human Resource Development program is designed to give students advanced skills in organizational behavior and leadership. These skills may serve them well in a number of professions. For example,

graduates might consider the following careers:

  • Executive leader
  • University faculty
  • HR consultant
  • Researcher

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