The online Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership is a research-based terminal degree that ignites the passions and ethical leadership abilities of strategic mid-career professionals and entrepreneurs through its multidisciplinary theoretical approach, enabling graduates to teach, research, and prepare entrepreneurial leadership development programs. Regent University's Academy of Strategic and Entrepreneurial Leadership (ASEL) accredited online leadership Ph.D. program offers a values-oriented educational perspective based on a biblical foundation and Christian worldview, a substantive distinction for our doctoral program.
Courses: Leadership students in our online Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership program learn using a cohort learning model, progressing together through a standard core curriculum prior to focusing their doctoral studies on one of five concentrations: Entrepreneurial Leadership | Ecclesial Leadership | Human Resource Development | Organizational Leadership | Individualized
Course Map: See course sequence and descriptions.
Length: 60 credits. May be completed in as little as four years. Students may begin the program in the fall or summer semester.
Format: Offered in a cohort learning model. Students may begin the program in the fall or summer semesters. All Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership courses are offered as a flexible online graduate degree. Three, four-day on-campus residencies are required.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership degree will prepare you for positions as a college or university professor, consultant, or leadership development department head.
The faculty and staff of the School of Business & Leadership value students and truly want to see each succeed. Throughout the program and when life challenges arise, we want to provide as much support as possible to encourage students to continue on their educational journey and complete their degree. Our Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership students are assigned a Ph.D. professor to serve as an advisor during the program.
Ph.D. students will follow all of the Regent University Policies found in the Regent University Catalog and the Regent University Student Handbook. Also, the School of Business & Leadership requires that all Ph.D. students either be continuously enrolled or on an approved leave of absence. Please keep in mind that the leave of absence does not extend the seven-year time limit to complete the Ph.D. If you wish to request a leave of absence, please discuss the option with your academic advisor. For more details on important program specific policies please review the Ph.D. policies.
Anthony Marchese, Ph.D. '06
Senior Manager, Educational Leadership & Development, ICF International
"Regent helped me learn what it means to be a scholar-practitioner. I work for one of the top consulting firms in the nation specializing in educational leadership development and serve as a member of the graduate faculty at a local university."
Fulbright Scholar Dr. Emilyn Cabanda teaches in the MBA and Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership programs.