4 yrs (full-time, including research dissertation)
Get the education you need to further prepare and equip yourself as a leader, educator or administrator. Our Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership degree is cohort-based and has alternative delivery methods. When you study in LBC | Capital’s PhD in leadership, you’ll learn under the tutelage of expert faculty members and international ministry leaders, plus network with students from all parts of the world and vocations.
Our program is built upon a framework that understands organizations to be dynamic and developmental in nature. This hybrid online PhD program also promotes a balanced model of leadership that recognizes the importance of biblical values, incorporates the best of social science literature, cultivates inspiring vision and godly virtues, and gives attention to the details of leadership management practices.
1 week in October and 1 week in March
Compare the Fundamental/Basic & Applied Research Approaches
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
May 31 (international students)
Servant Leader 8 Credits
Leader-Teacher 8 Credits
Organizational Leader 8 Credits
Change Agent 8 Credits
Researcher-Scholar 28 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
Hear how earning his PhD in leadership from LBC | Capital has helped Dr. Nicholas Kalyebara (’21) realize a milestone in his career and life’s goal.
Designed for highly motivated students, this hybrid online PhD program is well-suited for pastors, missionaries, para-church ministry leaders, teachers and other Christian leaders looking for a way to heighten their professional development and give them a deep understanding of biblical leadership. Other benefits include:
The PhD in Leadership will prepare you for a wide range of service and/or ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of careers our PhD alumni serve in:
The PhD in Leadership is a cohort-based program. Students will enter the program with a group of 10 to 14 other students. This cohort follows a prescribed sequence of courses together. Because cohort learning involves a group of students who start and finish their degree together, students experience a number of educational advantages. Cohort learning, combined in a blended manner with both face-to-face and internet-enhanced learning, offers one of the most effective learning opportunities available to the doctoral student. Genuine, rich, and deep relationships will be developed through the course of the program as students support and serve each other in the quest for knowledge. As part of a cohort group, doctoral level students will be expected to ground their research in significant and pertinent literature and to share resources with their colleagues in preparation for on site seminars.
The following is the proposed schedule for this degree program.
|LSP901 Empirical Research I: Critical Inquiry & Research Design||One||Fall||4|
|LSP902 Biblical & Theological Foundations of Leadership||One||Fall||4|
|LSP903 Character & Ethics in Leadership||One||Spring||4|
|LSP904 Personality & Development Theory||One||Spring||4|
|LSP905 Teaching and Learning: Theory & Practice||Two||Fall||4|
|LSP906 Leadership & Management Theory||Two||Fall||4|
|LSP907 Team Dynamics||Two||Spring||4|
|LSP908 Empirical Research II: Research Problem & Literature Review||Two||Spring||4|
|LSP906 Leadership & Management Theory||Three||Fall||4|
|LSP910 Empirical Research III: Prospectus & Instrument Development||Three||Fall||4|
|LSP911 Change, Power & Conflict||Three||Spring||4|
|LSP912 Comprehensive Exams||Three||Spring||0|
|LSP913 Prospectus: Chapters 1-3||Four||Fall||4|
Listen to PhD students describe their experience in LBC | Capital’s Leadership program – why they love it, how it’s changed them, why they chose it and why they call the blended program “the best of both worlds.”