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DSL – Leadership Coaching

Build a Business, Build Leaders. Be Equipped through a Doctorate in Coaching.

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

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DEVELOP LEADERS

Build the skills to develop leaders and improve individual and organizational performance through Regent’s doctorate with a focus on leadership coaching.

GAIN HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IN COACHING

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

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).

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

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

After completing the Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) in Leadership Coaching online, you can:

  • 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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98% of students believed the education they received was worth the expense
Comprehensive professional coaching overview. Engaging global leaders who develop leaders, teams, and organizations. Sets the foundation for understanding the strategic and evergrowing necessity of leadership coaching through the exploration of coaching history, theory, models, competencies, and assessments to optimize performance outcomes.
Coaching business tools developed and implemented. Applies individual skills, coaching, models and assessments. Coaching competencies are accelerated via multiple channels of practice and structured feedback. Prerequisite LDSL 755.
Strategic organizational development through executive coaching practices. Assessments utilized. Exploration of team coaching and global trends. Prerequisites LDSL 755 and LDSL 756.

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 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

“I cannot begin to express the overwhelming joy and excitement of being mentored in Regent’s Executive Mentorship Program. I've poured into others for years – and will continue to so – but it was so refreshing, so liberating, and so empowering to have a mentor who encouraged me to pursue my goals, dreams, and aspirations. On a scale of 1 to 10, Regent’s executive mentors are a 20!”

Chenille White, Ph.D. Organizational Leadership, 2024 Mentee

“When you’re leading the largest city in the Commonwealth, you realize quickly, you can’t do it by yourself … so I pray. Regent was a vital factor in my spiritual growth and my professional growth.”

Bobby Dyer, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, 1998 Mayor, City of Virginia Beach

“"It will be the principles of servant leadership that I largely learned at Regent that I'll carry with me. These principles defined me as a corporate leader, and I believe they will define my political leadership."”

Scott Rigell, MBA, 1990 Former Representative of Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District; U.S. Marine Corps Reserve veteran; former owner of Freedom Automotive

“I was amazed at how much I was able to apply to the work sector. It was these true, real-life scenarios that allowed me to grow and expand at Cox.”

Allen Cheek, MBA, 2013 Director, Learning Ops & Technology, Cox Communications