Admissions Information

You’ve researched, you’ve prayed, and now it’s time to apply. As you enter the admissions process in the School of Business & Leadership, our experienced admissions staff is ready to answer any questions you may have about our fully accredited graduate degree programs, world-class faculty or the online learning and on-campus graduate experience. You’re just steps away from answering your calling and embarking on your leadership journey toward inspired innovation. If you have further questions, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification.

Admissions Events

Attending a Regent admissions event can be one of the smartest things you’ll do as you plan to pursue your degree. Our on-campus and online events will help clarify your goals and calling while answering your questions about more practical issues like the admissions process and financial aid.


Admissions requirements vary by program. You may view the requirements for your program of interest by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science

Doctor of Strategic Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy



Note: Army active duty, reserve and National Guard members may find detailed information on the application process through GoArmyEd on our GoArmyEd Admissions Guide.

Advanced Standing & Transfer Credit Policy

Students admitted into the doctoral or master’s degree programs in the School of Business & Leadership may request that graduate-level coursework completed at another accredited college or university be applied toward their degree at Regent University. Read our transfer policy. Some students may also be eligible for advanced standing.

Joint Degrees

The Joint Degree program at Regent University offers students an opportunity to subsequently earn two master’s degrees from different Regent schools, which may reduce the overall number of credit hours required to earn those degrees. Joint degrees are available between the School of Business & Leadership and Regent’s other graduate schools.

Financial Aid

A graduate education requires a significant investment of time and money, but the payoff in terms of personal satisfaction and career advancement is well worth it. Regent University has many forms of financial aid available including scholarships, grants, tuition discounts for military and participation in the federal student loan program. In addition to university-wide financial aid opportunities we are pleased to offer the following school-specific scholarships.

SBL Scholarships & Grants

Friends and alumni of Regent University have graciously funded ten financial awards for students in the School of Business & Leadership’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. These annual awards range from $500 to $5,000 and are given three times per year to select students beginning the MBA in the fall, spring or summer semesters.

Based on the admissions application information, the MBA Admissions Committee nominates incoming students each semester. The school’s dean, in conjunction with the Admissions Committee and the donors, will review the nominations and grant the financial awards. Nominations for these awards are confidential; therefore, only award recipients will be notified.

Students applying for entry into the MBA program are considered for a full academic year of enrollment, which is considered to be the fall, spring and summer semesters. Although financial awards are made for one academic year, only students receiving an award are given preference in consideration for subsequent awards.

Each award is given based on a presumed number of credit hours per semester. If a student receives an award and then reduces his or her enrolled credits, the amount of the award will be reduced according to the percentage of credits below the presumed number of credit hours.

Students who receive a funded award will be asked to write a letter of acknowledgement and thanks to the donor. Information will be provided to each scholarship recipient at the time of the award. Regent University’s Office of Advancement requires that the letter be received by their office before the funded award monies are transferred to the student’s account.

While no financial award carries with it an encumbrance to contribute back to Regent, all students are asked to consider the generosity of Regent friends and alumni who have supported the university financially and to, likewise, become supporters of the university after graduation.

During the application review process, the review committee looks for specific mission-alignment and fit and may offer a limited number of SBL-funded scholarships to applicants as a means of supporting the education and development of current and future leaders around the world. The number and value of the scholarships vary from year to year as funds are available.

The School of Business & Leadership will award a limited number of need-based awards to students who can demonstrate need as evidenced by a completed financial condition statement on the School of Business & Leadership Financial Aid Application. Regent Business & Leadership Need-Based Grants are awarded at the discretion of the Financial Aid Committee and may be influenced by other scholarships and the student’s employment status. Students who wish to be considered for need-based assistance will be required to document that they have also sought other self-help funds, namely student loans. These grants are last-dollar funds and typically only go to students experiencing extreme hardship or those who have exhausted all other sources of funding, including student loans. Students who wish to be considered must be an active, full-time, degree-seeking student in the School of Business & Leadership and submit the SBL Financial Aid Application. If awarded, students must reapply each academic year. Complete the application.

*Submission of the FAFSA is required in order to be considered for SBL need-based grants. Non-U.S. citizens may be required to submit additional financial information to be eligible for consideration.

To support our students’ academic success and perseverance to degree completion, the School of Business & Leadership (SBL) will remove the financial burden associated with a required course retake due to a failing grade or a withdraw without refund. Consequently, SBL will grant students a 100% tuition scholarship for a maximum of two course retakes throughout the duration of their SBL degree program.