Pursue a Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership (CPDS) at Regent University.

Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership (CPDS)

School of Business & Leadership

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.

Online

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 18

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Take Your Career to the Next Level

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.

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2020-2021 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to 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 14

Monday, August 24

Session M

Friday, September 11

Monday, September 21

Session B

Friday, October 16

Monday, October 26

Session C

Tuesday, January 5

Monday, January 11

Session T

Friday, January 29

Monday, February 8

Session D

Friday, March 5

Monday, March 15

Session E

Friday, April 30

Monday, May 10

Session F

Friday, June 11

Monday, June 21

 

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

Prerequisites:

Applicants must:

  • 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.

Admissions Process:

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. Pay Your $50 Application Fee

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

3. 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 apply@regent.edu 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.

4. Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs.

The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, our admission office will be able to upload this to your application file.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership

$995 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550
Enrollment Deposit $100
RU Library Course Fee $50

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies in Organizational Leadership

$995 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $600
Enrollment Deposit $100
RU Library Course Fee $50

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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