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Earn Your Ph.D. Online

Is an online Ph.D. a part-time road to big-time opportunity? Regent’s flexible doctoral programs help aspiring leaders revive “stuck” careers in education, ministry and business.

Why You Should Invest in a Ph.D. Degree

If your life path isn’t matching up with the vision you hold, it may be time for a doctoral degree. A Ph.D. provides advanced training and skills you can put to work to advance your career and become an inspiring leader. And if you work in academia, a doctoral degree may even be required. While obtaining a Ph.D. demands time and determination, the payoffs are very real. Median usual weekly earnings with a doctoral degree were about 26 percent higher than with a master’s degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019, while unemployment rates were the lowest among all degree levels.*

Earn Your Doctorate While Managing Your Busy Life

Many of Regent University’s doctoral programs are available part time and online, allowing you to pursue your Ph.D. on your own schedule. You can view lectures, submit assignments, collaborate with fellow learners and, in some cases, even engage in your thesis seminar — all online. Regent is a premier Christian university offering top-ranked online programs that fit those with families and busy schedules.

Communication, Ministry and Education Top the List of Degrees at Regent

Regent University welcomes those who feel called to lead through their Christian faith. Our prestigious Ph.D. programs draw remarkable candidates from all over the world, such as Charles Martin, New York Times Best Selling author who has published fourteen novels including the The Mountain Between Us which was scripted into a film starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet.

The First Doctoral Communications Program Taught From a Christian Worldview

Do you feel God calling you to shape the field of communication on a local, regional, national or global level? A Ph.D. in Communication will equip you as a Christian communicator and scholar, poised to make a lasting impact on your community, your nation and the world. At Regent, you have a unique opportunity to earn your Ph.D. in Communication online.

Learn more about Regent’s Ph.D. in Communication and Doctor of Strategic Communication programs.

Fully Online Doctor of Ministry Program Transforms Your Role as a Christian Leader

Regent’s Doctor of Ministry program is among the first ATS-approved D.Min. programs in the nation. It is designed to equip you with the advanced ministry skills and personal transformation necessary to lead your ministry to new levels of effectiveness. Our multidenominational atmosphere offers one of the most ethnically and gender-diverse settings available for study. We understand what busy ministry leaders need and have created a high-impact online education program with minimal residential requirements and maximum practical application.

Get more information about the Doctor of Ministry program.

The Ph.D. in Renewal Theology for Those Enhancing Their Ministry or Preparing to Teach

This is a Ph.D. designed for Christians who want to be the professors, researchers, pastors and leaders in the renewed Christianity of the 21st century. Regent University School of Divinity combines cutting-edge online mentoring with intensive, short-term, on-campus residencies, preparing you to creatively contribute to the global theological discourse.

Learn more about how this unique program works within your teaching or ministry context.

The Ph.D. in Education Program with Online Flexibility

For those already working in a higher education institution or possessing a comparable background, Regent’s Ph.D. in Education program can be the key to entry or advancement in the administration sector of your field – or a career at the university level. Regent’s Doctor of Philosophy in Education offers several concentration options to equip you to work as a postsecondary administrator or faculty member. And you’ll find the program’s minimal summer residency requirements align with your schedule.

Find the complete details on the Ph.D. in Education program.

A Special Education Doctorate for Those Who Feel Called to Dig Deeper

Whether your goal is to contribute to special education policy, advanced research or practice, there may be no better preparation for servicing children, youth and adults with high-incidence disabilities. The unique structure of this program begins with a June online class and a one-week July residency. Subsequent online courses also require one-week summer residencies, and a one-year research-based residency is required to complete the degree.

Begin your journey toward a Ph.D. in Special Education.

Take Your Career to the Next Level with a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership

It takes something extra to influence, invigorate and launch organizations around the world. It takes a doctorate grounded in a multidisciplinary theoretical approach. You’ll choose from five concentrations, all available entirely online: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Human Resource Development, Organizational Leadership, Ecclesial Leadership, and Individualized Studies.

Are you ready for launch? Learn more about this Ph.D.

Be Equipped to Steer Organizations Through the Doctor of Strategic Leadership

The Doctor of Strategic Leadership is an applied, multidisciplinary degree designed to provide instant solutions for today’s organizational challenges. You’ll practice analyzing human dynamics while evaluating corporate systems so you can lead with greater impact. We develop leaders ready to address the intricacies of organizational change through higher-level problem-solving and decision-making skills. This program is available entirely online.

Get the details on Regent’s Doctor of Strategic Leadership program.


At Regent University, you’ll experience an accredited, top-ranked education taught from a biblical perspective. Our renowned faculty will challenge you through reason and faith, together, in pursuit of our mission to create Christian Leaders to Change the World. To learn how you can pursue your degree at Regent University, request information today.

*Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment (2019, September 4). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.