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Pursue a doctorate in leadership coaching online at Regent University.

DSL – Leadership Coaching

Build a Business, Build Leaders

Be the leader who develops leaders. Get prepared for organizational coaching initiatives, practical application developing leaders, and executive-level coaching roles with a Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) degree that emphasizes leadership, assessment, skill development, communication, trust, performance improvement, and cultural understanding from a Christian perspective. Through this terminal professional degree, you’ll become grounded in theory, gain experience, and you’ll practical business components essential to leadership development and organizational success.

Online w/ Residency
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January 11, 2021
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COVID-19 Update: Concerned about travel? Spring and Summer residencies will be held online for your well-being and convenience.

DEVELOP LEADERS

Build the skills to develop leaders and improve individual and organizational performance.

GAIN HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Perform an organizational coaching readiness assessment, conduct a 360-degree feedback assessment on a leader including debrief and coaching, and engage in peer coaching relationships for skill development.

START YOUR PRACTICE

Create and implement your business toolkit. Build your professional expertise through coaching engagements and preparing and delivering seminars and publishable articles.

BE EQUIPPED TO EXCEL THROUGH A DOCTORATE IN LEADERSHIP COACHING

Experience Regent, ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 & 2020). Our programs have also been recognized among the Top 5 Best Graduate Online Business (Non-MBA) Programs in Virginia for six consecutive years.

Our award-winning faculty will bring out your inner leader, from performing expert analyses to mentoring teams through change.

Regent University ranked #2 of Top 25 Accredited Online PhD & Doctoral Degree Programs | Learn.org, 2020

After completing the Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) in Leadership Coaching degree online, with a minimal on-campus residency in Virginia Beach, you will be able to:

  • Develop a training seminar for managers on incorporating a coaching style of management for improved work performance in soft-skill development.
  • Monitor and assess organizations’ skills to innovate learning environments that continually increase effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Elevate individuals, teams and systems to their God-given potential.
  • Understand the intricacies of organizational assessment, organizational change and how to lead strategic initiatives.

Career Opportunities

  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Leadership for Business, Nonprofits, Educational Institutions, Government Agencies & the Military
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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

Doctoral Degree Requirements for Admission

When applying to the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership or the Doctor of Strategic Leadership programs, 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:

Doctoral applicants must:

  • Hold a master’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.

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. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts

We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcripts from U.S.-based schools, which indicate successful completion of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Transcript Request team by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Doctoral 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.

5. Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Doctor of Strategic Leadership

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


 

Student Fees Per Semester

Enrollment Deposit $250
University Services Fee (Online Students) $550
Residency

$375 per residency

Note: All students are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements and incidental expenses.

ENGL 500-01 Graduate Academic Writing Course $70
RU Library Course Fee $50 (one-time fee)

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Doctor of Strategic Leadership

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


 

Student Fees Per Semester

Enrollment Deposit $250
University Services Fee (Online Students) $600
Residency

$375 per residency

Note: All students are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements and incidental expenses.

ENGL 500-01 Graduate Academic Writing Course $70
RU Library Course Fee $50 (one-time fee)

*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 on-campus residencies and a variety of interactive discussion modes that extend beyond topical course discourse.

The Ph.D. and DSL programs in the School of Business & Leadership include two required residencies, each covering four days and held on the campus of Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The first residency covers program orientation and guidelines, the library use course (UNIV LIB Information Research & Resources) as well as in-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 comprehensive exams, doctoral dissertation, DSL Integrative Paper and Final Project.

View upcoming residency dates, registration and lodging details.

“Regent offered me a way to marry my credentials with experience in a Christian setting.”

Ryan Holloway, MBA, 2016 Executive Director, Care Net Peninsula

“Regent showed me that leadership is people-oriented. I'm compelled to empower those I work with to lead in their areas of giftedness because of my education here.”

Kenton Lee, M.A., 2008 Founder, Because International

“"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

“A dean from another university knew the journey of my life was in the intersection between ministry and the marketplace. He said to me, ‘You need Regent University’s Doctor of Strategic Leadership program.’ And how right he was.”

Chris Holdorf, DSL, 2019 Executive Director, Global Water Center; Adjunct Professor, Charleston Southern University; Former CEO, National Christian Foundation

“Regent helped me learn what it means to be a scholar-practitioner. I work for one of the top consulting firms in the nation specializing in educational leadership development and serve as a member of the graduate faculty at a local university.”

Anthony Marchese, Ph.D., 2008