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 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 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 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|