Fall: July 1* | Summer: March 15*
*Or until the cohort is full. To determine if space is available, please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757.352.4400.
Applicants must submit all materials, as stated below, by the deadline to be considered for the appropriate term.
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:
Applicants to Regent University's doctoral degree programs must have earned a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.
All application materials must be received by the deadline for the semester to which you are applying. Once you have fulfilled your application requirements, you may be contacted for an admissions interview, which is by invitation only.
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
Option 1: Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process, via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
Option 2: Attend a Graduate School of Business & Leadership on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources, and waive your $50 application fee. RSVP Today!
3. Provide Your Official College Transcripts
Official transcripts indicating successful completion of both a bachelor's and master's degree program are required. Use our Transcript Request Form to have Regent University obtain your official college transcripts for you. Additional transcripts may be requested on a case-by-case basis.
4. Send Your Professional Resume
Provide an updated copy of your professional resume or curriculum vitae that includes:
Your resume should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at email@example.com using the subject line: SBL Doctoral Application Pieces.
5. Write Your Admissions Essay
Your admissions essay should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: SBL Doctoral Application Pieces. Be sure to view our doctoral essay writing guidelines.
To assist us in your evaluation, please complete these essay questions. Your response is your opportunity to articulate your goals and will be used by the Admissions Committee to determine an admissions decision.
In your response, please answer the following questions:
Your essay should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at email@example.com using the subject line: SBL Doctoral Application Pieces.
6. Provide an Additional Writing Sample
Writing samples play an important role in helping the Admissions Committee evaluate a doctoral applicant's research, writing and analytical and problem-solving skills. Your writing sample should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: SBL Doctoral Application Pieces. Be sure to adhere to our writing sample guidelines.
Writing samples play an important role in helping the Admissions Committee evaluate a doctoral applicant's research, writing, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Please provide a separate writing sample to address the topic: "The most pressing leadership issue of today."
The body (excludes a title page or a reference page) of this writing sample should not exceed one page in length (single spaced, 12-point type).
The Admissions Committee will evaluate the writing sample based on the following criteria:
Your essay should be e-mailed directly to the Admissions Office at email@example.com using the subject line: SBL Doctoral Application Pieces.
Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.
Irene Briggs, DSL '11
Program Coordinator of Recruitment, Outreach, and Diversity Initiatives
Lone Star College
"As a Mexican American growing up in a predominantly Hispanic community, I grew up with the mindset that I was not college material. Regent has given me the opportunity to pursue my dream and become what God has destined in me."