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Doctoral Students

The School of Business & Leadership is committed to the historical foundations of the doctoral degree in which a community of scholars is created among faculty mentors and students scholars. Regent University mirrors this historical tradition by using student cohorts, intensive on-campus residencies and a variety of interactive discussion modes that extend beyond topical course discourse.

Doctoral Students Enrolled Fall 2014 and Beyond

The Ph.D. and DSL programs in the School of Business & Leadership include three required residencies, each covering four days and held on the campus of Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The first residency covers program orientation and guidelines, the library use course (UNIV LIB Information Research & Resources) as well as in-class instruction for the first two courses of the core curriculum. The second and third residencies focus on class instruction for the courses to be taken in the semester as well as doctoral program requirements such as comprehensive exams, doctoral dissertation, DSL Integrative Paper and Final Project.

Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2014: Doctoral Students who began Spring 2013 through Summer 2014: No residency.

Register for Summer 2015 Doctoral Residency
Dates: May 11-14, 2015

Registration to open early 2015. Students will be notified when registration is available.

When registration opens, students must register for residency by using the Regent login and password they received from the Regent IT Helpdesk once their enrollment form and deposit have been processed. There is no separate residency or campus parking fee for the Summer 2015 residency. Should you have any questions regarding residency, please contact your residency coordinator, Ethel White at

Optional Residency for MBA and MOL Students

MBA and MOL students are welcome to attend the optional May residency, which provides an excellent opportunity to network with other students, learn more about Regent University and meet personally with the faculty and staff of the School of Business & Leadership (SBL). Some of the residencies may coincide with some of our other signature events, such as the Annual Roundtables of Leadership Research & Practice and The Exchange, SBL's signature networking event, providing additional opportunities for students to present research and interact with other scholars, alumni and doctoral faculty.