Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership (CPDS)
The Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership (CPDS), offered exclusively online with no on-campus residency requirement, provides an avenue for you to add to your base of knowledge and research, if you already have a doctoral degree.
Complete two required leadership courses along with four concentration course according to your interest in one of these areas: Ecclesial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Human Resource Development, or Organizational Leadership.
Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.
This certificate may help advance your career in higher education teaching and leadership, consultancy, or corporate, nonprofit or faith-based executive leadership by equipping you as an expert in your field.
2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines
All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.
|Session||Semester Check-In||Session Start Date|
|Session A||Friday, August 11||Monday, August 21|
|Session M||Friday, September 8||Monday, September 18|
|Session B||Friday, October 13||Monday, October 23|
|Session C||Thursday, January 4||Monday, January 8|
|Session T||Friday, January 26||Monday, February 5|
|Session D||Friday, March 1||Monday, March 11|
|Session E||Friday, April 26||Monday, May 6|
|Session F||Friday, June 7||Monday, June 17|
Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership Requirements for Admission
When applying to the Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership program, the admissions committee, comprised of several faculty members, will use a rubric to independently evaluate and score each of the following criteria:
- Academic achievement in bachelor’s and master’s programs
- Writing quality
- Alignment of personal goals to Ph.D. or DSL outcomes
- Number of years in leadership positions
- Leadership development and impact
- Number of leadership positions held
- Hold a doctoral 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.
1. Complete Your Online Application
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.
Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.
2. Provide Your Unofficial College Transcripts
We require an official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree program. Regent has partnered with DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf once you have registered for your first semester.
If you have an unofficial copy of your college transcripts, please email those to email@example.com using the subject line: SBL Certificate Application Pieces.
Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.
International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.
*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institutions, which indicate successful completion of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. We will notify you if your previous institutions will not release transcripts directly to us.
|Certificate||Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour||Total Credits||Tuition Cost for Certificate|
|Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Leadership||$1,020||30||$30,600|
|Certificate of Graduate Studies in Leadership||$695||15||$10,425|
|Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership (CPDS)||$1,020||18||$18,360|
Student Fees Per Semester
|University Services Fee (Online Students)||$700|
|RU Library Course Fee||$50|
*Rates are subject to change at any time.