Through our commitment to servant leadership, we develop you for the leadership role you have today—and in the future. Our experienced faculty work alongside your particular interests to guide you to the next level of excellence in your chosen field.
The Ph.D. in Leadership Studies is a minimum 60-hour research doctorate program designed to develop and enhance the competencies that are essential to servant leadership in the twenty-first century. The degree consists of:
During the coursework phase, the format of the degree program requires students to attend one weekend a month for three months each fall and spring semester and 7-10 days in the summer.
The program includes a 12-hour concentration in business, higher education, ministry, or general leadership.
In addition to semester courses, the program includes three Summer Institutes comprised of 7-10 day intensive sessions. The first Summer Institute is held in Dallas, Texas and focuses upon personal growth, professional development, and leadership courses. The second Summer Institute includes a trip to Washington, D.C., with a special emphasis on political leadership. The third Summer Institute is based in Oxford, England, with a concentration on global and cultural leadership issues. Learn more.
Graduates of the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies are highly equipped to serve in executive leadership positions within business, education, industry, ministry, civic, or governmental contexts. They are well-prepared scholars with the required biblical, classical, historical, philosophical, and cultural/global foundation to effectively address contemporary leadership issues. Learn more.
March 17, 2021
Mary Nelson, Ph.D.
— Dr. Mary Nelson, Ph.D. Director
— Dr. Jeremy Dutschke
— Dr. Marcus Goodloe, Ph.D. Graduate
— Dr. Doug Lawson, Ph.D. Graduate
— Dr. Joseph Myung
Senior Pastor, San Diego, CA
— Dr. Chris Medenwald, Ph.D. Graduate