Like Regent University's leadership Ph.D. program, the Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) is an applied, multidisciplinary terminal degree designed to provide effective solutions, rooted in Christian ethics and values, for today's organizational challenges. Our Academy of Strategic and Entrepreneurial Leadership (ASEL) accredited DSL program combines an extensive survey of theory drawn from the fields of sociology, psychology, theology, organizational theory and other allied disciplines with a Judeo-Christian perspective that will further your understanding of transformational principles. Balancing the analysis of human dynamics and corporate systems, we facilitate the development of leaders who understand the intricacies of organizational change. Students will find that the Doctor of Strategic Leadership is highly applicable across numerous career fields.
Curriculum: DSL students are taught using a cohort model, progressing together through a standard core curriculum. Additionally, students focus their doctoral studies by selecting one of the following concentrations: Global Consulting | Leadership Coaching | Strategic Foresight | Strategic Leadership | Individualized
Course Map: See course sequence and descriptions.
Length: 60 credits. May be completed in as little as four years. Students may begin the program in the fall or summer semester.
Format: Offered in a cohort model. Students may begin the program in the fall or summer semesters. All Doctor of Strategic Leadership courses are offered as a flexible online graduate degree program. Three, four-day on-campus residencies are required.
Features: Students in the DSL program will be engaged in a transformational process that employs intellectual and spiritual truths that redefine one's comprehension of leadership and enable one to become a leader in the workplace. Unlike other Christian leadership programs, Regent combines theory with highly applicable skills that students can begin implementing in their organizations immediately.
The Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree will prepare you for management to executive level consulting and coaching roles, strategic leadership roles, or consulting positions in strategic foresight.
DSL students will follow all of the Regent University Policies found in the Regent University Catalog and the Regent University Student Handbook. Additionally, the School of Business & Leadership requires that all DSL students either be continuously enrolled or on an approved leave of absence. Please note that the leave of absence does not extend the seven-year time limit to complete the DSL. If you wish a leave of absence, please discuss the option with your advisor. For more information and other program specific policies please access our policies page.
The faculty and staff of the School of Business & Leadership value students and truly want to see each succeed. Throughout the program and when life challenges arise, we want to provide as much support as possible to encourage students to continue on their educational journey and complete their degree. Therefore, our Doctor of Strategic Leadership students are assigned a DSL professor to serve as an advisor during the program.
Kevin Beery, DSL '08
Vice President of Academic Affairs — University of Valley Forge
"I came away from the program with an increased confidence in my ability to lead an organization and the skills needed to do it."