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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Leadership

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The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Leadership, offered online with minimal on-campus residency, is a post-master’s certificate designed to enhance your leadership qualities through the application of values-based principles within your organization. This certificate is for those currently enrolled in the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership or the Doctor of Strategic Leadership program at Regent.

  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research in organizational leadership pertaining to your area of individualized study and present at academic conferences.
  • Analyze the impact of prevailing world social, cultural, religious and political conditions and trends on leadership theory and practice.
  • Learn how to positively impact global organizations and communities from a biblical perspective.
  • Review and apply best practices to meet the unique needs of your organization.
  • Write and publish leadership-related topics in popular press publications and applied journals.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

This certificate may help advance your career in corporate, not-for-profit and faith-based organizations by equipping you as an expert in your field.

Select 30 credit hours from the following DSL program courses:

Relationships between organizational strategy and design/structure in contexts of culture, communication, technology, and leadership cultures.
Strategic leaders’ future orientation as they assess emerging changes in an organization’s external environment, market diversities, competitive complexities, resource changes, socio-political shifts, and across technological discontinuities.
Reading and understanding the sacred texts of the Bible, foundational methodologies of applied biblical exegesis, and the use of simplified socio-rhetorical criticism.
Strategic leadership as it explores the insights and tools of followers in effective partnership with leaders. This course contains the first of two required residencies.
Fundamental principles and practices of managing and developing human resources from a senior leadership perspective. Consideration from biblical and theological perspectives.
Understanding of global issues and the significance of global leadership competencies. Perquisites: LDSL 710, 718, 720, 722, 728, and 732.
Effective decision-making, using data, analysis, and systematic reasoning to improve efficiency, risk-management, and profits.
Principles of consulting that undergird effective organizational change. Examines the knowledge base of the consulting profession focusing on the relationship between theory and practice.
The roles of creativity and innovation in organizations as components for building vibrant transformational entities.
Salient and essential aspects of leadership development emphasizing the importance of finding the balance between personal, professional, community, spiritual and family priorities.

When applying to a Certificate of Graduate Studies (CAGS) program in the School of Business & Leadership, the admissions committee will review your application materials for an admissions decision. Criteria reviewed by the admissions committee include:

  • Academic achievement
  • Vision clarity and alignment with program outcomes
  • Writing quality
  • Leadership experience

Prerequisites

Certificate of Graduate Studies applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.
  • Submit all application materials such that they are received by the deadline for the semester to which they are applying. Once the application requirements have been fulfilled, an admissions interview may be requested. Interviews are by invitation only.

Application Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Leadership$1,02030$30,600
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Leadership$69515$10,425
Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership (CPDS)$1,02018$18,360

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700
Enrollment Deposit$100
RU Library Course Fee$50

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“I have had an extensive career of over 25 years in healthcare. This opportunity is a result of God’s favor and my recently obtained degree. I am very excited and grateful for the doors already opening as a result of my time at Regent.”

Lois Anderson, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2021 Organization Development Consultant, Capital Region Health, University of Maryland Medical System

“At Regent, I didn’t have to sort through my academic studies to determine what was consistent with my faith and what was not.”

Michelle Montgomery, MBA, 1987 Owner, Fractional CFO/Controller & Nonprofit Specialist, Michelle R. Montgomery, P.L.L.C.

“I felt that Regent gave me a family connection.”

Eve Taylor, Ph.D., 2016 Strategic Leadership

“"I wanted an education that would better prepare me both academically and spiritually. As a Christian, I'm always looking for ways to transform the world with the love of Christ, and I believe that's exactly what is happening right now thanks to my Regent experience."”

Geralde Gabeau, DSL, 2016 Deputy Director of Youth & Family Enrichment Services

“Best college class I've ever taken. Hands down. I haven't stopped raving about it to my friends and family.”

Kristen Aguilar, MBA, 2018 General Management