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Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership Degree Program — Pre 2013

The 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 professionals to invigorate, transform and launch organizations around the world.

Leadership students focus their doctoral studies by selecting one of four concentrations:

Conducted online, the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership uses autonomous learning methods that require students to learn independently, but not alone. Our values-oriented educational perspective is based on a biblical foundation and Christian worldview, a substantive distinction for our doctoral program.

Ph.D. Degree Program Outcomes

As a Ph.D. student, you will:

  • Conduct and report research.
  • Select correct organizational leadership theories to explain and predict organizational phenomena.
  • Conduct and report consulting assistance to a client that improves the client's organization.
  • Demonstrate successful teaching in an online environment.
  • Conduct and present exegetical and expository study of Scripture to show the biblical roots of organizational leadership concepts.
  • Present at national and international academic conferences.
  • Identify and analyze prevailing world, social, cultural, religious, and political conditions and trends, and their impact on leadership theory and practice.
  • Communicate as effective leaders across cultural and linguistic boundaries.
  • Identify, evaluate and use leadership theories from a global perspective.
  • Understand how to positively impact global organizations and communities from a biblical perspective.

Ph.D. Degree Program Polices

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. Students may register for LPHD865 Dissertation Continuation (1 credit) to meet the enrollment requirement in any given semester. A leave of absence can be granted for up to one year if the student is incapacitated due to illness or injury, caring for a family member who is incapacitated due to illness or injury, or is in the military and deployed to a war zone. 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 a leave of absence, please discuss the option with your advisor.

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.

Regent University Alumni Spotlight

Educational Leadership and Development, IFC International


Anthony J. 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."

Meet Our Faculty

Fulbright Scholar Dr. Emilyn Cabanda teaches in the MBA and Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership programs.


Fulbright Scholar