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  The Doctor of Leadership program is designed to further equip students with a higher level of Christian education. This program provides more advanced leadership training for those who desire to grow in a deeper relationship with the Lord to demonstrate how to be His disciple and an integral part of the Body of Christ.


Upon completing this concentration, students will be able to:

Demonstrate an advanced understanding and integration of ministry in relation to the biblical, theological, academic, and pastoral disciplines
Articulate theories on Christian leadership and demonstrate the proficiency to develop the skills in Christian leadership
Refine one’s thinking about strategies for effective Christian leadership
Reflect on the essential intermingling of Christian leadership and spiritual formation in corporate Christian contexts

Addmission Requirements


Application form for admission


$100.00 non-refundable application fee


A brief autobiographical statement


Official transcript appropriate for the program:


  Master's Degree from an accredited institution


  A minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.


  Three years of substantial post-master's degree experience


Application Essay


Recommendations from church pastor or former teacher


Two recent photographs (for student ID)

Requirements for Graduation

The Doctoral Program is designed to be completed within five academic years. A maximum of seven years may be granted upon appeal to the Academic Dean.
2. The student must successfully complete a prescribed course of study with a minimum of 3.00 (B) grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
3. The awarding of a “C” in a Doctoral course constitutes a failure (unsuccessful completion of the course).
4. The student must pass a qualifying examination.
The student must successfully complete a dissertation and pass the oral defense.
Prior to graduation the student must meet all financial obligations to the institution. All candidates for graduation are expected to demonstrate sound scholarship, consistent Christian conduct and attitude, and reasonable suitability for effective Christian ministries. In addition, the appropriate faculty should fully recommend the candidate for graduation.
Core Courses 9 Credit Hours (Select 3 courses)
BS 801 Biblical Studies [Description] 3
CC 843 Current Issues in Counseling and Psychology [Description] 3
CE 817 Present Issues in Christian Education [Description] 3
MI 816 Mission Perspectives [Description] 3
Christian Leadership 21 Credit Hours (Select 7 courses)
CL 801 General Theories on Leadership [Description] 3
CL 803 Essential Traits of Leadership [Description] 3
CL 804 Vision and Goal-setting in Christian Leadership [Description] 3
CL 805 Global Christian Leadership in Management [Description] 3
CL 810 Global Strategic Leadership [Description] 3
CL 812 Spiritual Christian Leadership [Description] 3
CL 813 The Leader as Agent and Guide [Description] 3
CL 814 Communication and Decision Making [Description] 3
CL 815 Global Dimensions of Leadership Today and in the Future [Description] 3
CL 816 The Human Focus of Leadership [Description] 3
CL 817 Global Futures & System Dynamics [Description] 3
CL 840 Qualifying Exam [Description] 0
Free Electives 6 Credit Hours
Dissertation 9 Credit Hours
RS 805 Dissertation Research Seminar [Description] 3
RS 807 Dissertation [Description] 6
Capstone Course 3 Credit Hours
CP 890 Capstone [Description] 3
Total 48
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