Regent University: Distance Learning Programs

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REGENT UNIVERSITY

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Distance Education
http://www.regent.edu

Regent University was founded in 1977. It is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It first offered distance learning courses in 1989. In fall 2003, there were 1,157 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.

Services Distance learners have accessibility to academic advising, bookstore, campus computer network, e-mail services, library services.

Contact Central Enrollment Management, Regent University, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Telephone: 800-373-5504. Fax: 757-226-4381. E-mail: [email protected]

DEGREES AND AWARDS

Certificate TESOL

CAGS Education; Organizational Leadership; Public Policy

EMBA Business Administration

Graduate Certificate Business (various); Leadership (Graduate Studies Certificate)

MA Communication; English Bible Concentration; Government; Human Services Counseling; Journalism; Organizational Leadership; Organizational Leadership; Practical Theology

MAM Management

MBA Professional Master of Business Administration

MDiv Divinity

MEd Christian School Program; Individualized Degree Plan; TESOL

DSL Strategic Leadership

EdD Education

PhD Communication; Counselor Education and Supervision; Organizational Leadership

COURSE SUBJECT AREAS OFFERED OUTSIDE OF DEGREE PROGRAMS

Non-credit— pastoral counseling and specialized ministries.

Special Message

Regent University has been offering classes since 1978 and began distance education in 1989. Today, Regent offers more than 20 degree programs online and is considered a worldwide model for online education. The Regent online Worldwide Campus combines technology and practical application with instant access to learning resources, professors, and other students via the Internet. Designed for busy career professionals, nonresidential students, military personnel, professionals who travel, and stay-at-home parents, the Worldwide Campus is ideal for anyone who needs flexibility in their scheduling. In addition to this distinction, Regent prepares leaders to make a positive impact upon society through degree programs taught from a Judeo-Christian perspective. Regent students typically share these commitments toward faith and values and represent a wide variety of Christian denominations. Regent offers study in eight professional fields: business, communication and the arts, divinity, education, government, law (although currently unavailable online), leadership, and psychology and counseling. Regent University also offers programs on the Virginia Beach campus, the Washington, D.C., campus (near the nation's capitol), and through a combination of on-campus and online learning.

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