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A graduate in his office: Pursue a doctorate in human resources online.

DSL – Human Resource Development

Lead HR at the Highest Levels

With this executive doctoral degree, you’ll be able to meet today’s organizational challenges and be better equipped to transform your workplace. The Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) – Human Resource Development emphasizes both the practical and theoretical components of leadership, team building, and cultural understanding from a Christian perspective. Be mentored by seasoned business professionals through the Executive Mentor Program. There are no GMAT/GRE requirements. Regent has been ranked among top national universities by the U.S. News & World Report, 2023, and has also been ranked as a Top 10 Military Friendly® School by Military Friendly®, 2023-24. Experience the Regent difference.

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HONE EXPERT TRAINING METHODS

Discover training and development techniques that can strengthen both the learner and the facilitator.

MAXIMIZE YOUR STAFF

Explore critical HR issues and trends, as well as models for developing your employees.

INNOVATE HR PRACTICES

Learn how to leverage individual, group, and team perspectives as you develop and implement more effective HRD practices and procedures. Our award-winning faculty will bring out your inner leader, from performing expert analyses to mentoring teams through change.

Equip YOURSELF WITH A DOCTORATE THAT FOCUSES ON HUMAN RESOURCES

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Our programs have also been recognized among the Top 5 Best Graduate Online Business (Non-MBA) Programs in Virginia for 9 consecutive years (2015-23). Experience the Regent difference through the Doctor of Strategic Leadership – Human Resource Development program.

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

After completing the DSL in Human Resource Development degree online, you can:

  • Understand human development as it relates to the workplace.
  • Identify emerging trends and ethical practices to advance the field of human resources.
  • Apply workforce planning and employment strategies.
  • Manage compensation management systems.
  • Elevate individuals, teams, and systems to their God-given potential.

Career Opportunities

  • HR Administration & Executive Leadership
  • HR Director/Vice President
  • HR Consulting
  • Training & Development
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Theories and models of considering human agents as resources in organizations and an historical expedition of the construct of human development from a social cognitive perspective. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.
The facilitation of learning from the perspectives of the learner as well as the facilitator will be investigated in concert with the personal and organizational implications for the learning endeavor. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.
Construction and implementation of HRD practices and procedures from individual, group and team perspectives. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.
Ethical considerations and the operational definitions of ethics as a universal construct. Prerequisites: LPHD 752, 754, 757, 761, 762, 763, and 764.

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.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions 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.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

TITLE IV LOANS: If students are receiving Title IV Federal Student Loans, they are permitted to enroll in the same course number a maximum of only two semesters. Therefore, doctoral students are encouraged to carefully plan the dissertation/final project stage of their program.

The School of Business & Leadership is committed to the historical foundations of the doctoral degree in which a community of scholars is created among faculty mentors and student scholars. Regent University mirrors this historical tradition by using student cohorts, intensive online residencies and a variety of interactive discussion modes that extend beyond topical course discourse.

The Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) program in the School of Business & Leadership includes two required residencies, held virtually. The first residency covers program orientation and guidelines, the library use course (UNIV LIB Information Research & Resources) as well as class instruction for the first two courses of the core curriculum. The second residency focuses on class instruction for the courses to be taken in the semester as well as doctoral program requirements such as the Final Project.

View upcoming residency dates, registration and lodging details.

“Regent does a really good job of helping you realize that you are supposed to do something, and I’m appreciative for that exposure and experience.”

Kenneth Chandler, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2015

“Regent’s online program gives me flexibility and convenience I need.”

Sheri Terrillion, MBA, 2019 Healthcare Management

“"Two common obstacles preventing people from reaching their dreams are fear and listening to naysayers. Regent helped me develop my calling and credentials so that I can help people move past both to achieve a positive life change."”

Janice Armstrong, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2012 CEO & Principal Leadership Trainer, LiHK Consulting

“Working full time made earning my business degree more challenging, but Regent was a perfect fit for me. The faculty have real-world experiences and helped me use what I was learning to think more broadly and influence decisions at the university where I work.”

Danielle Richter, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2016 Director of Marketing & Recruiting, Center for Graduate & Professional Studies, Midland University

“I came away from my program at Regent with an increased confidence in my ability to lead an organization and the skills I needed to do it.”

Kevin Beery, Ph.D., 2008 Strategic Leadership