Regent University: Distance Learning Programs In-Depth

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Regent University

Online Distance Learning Programs

Virginia Beach, Virginia


Regent University serves nearly 1,500 students via its online Worldwide Campus through degree programs in business, communication and the arts, divinity, education, government, leadership, and psychology and counseling. Each fully accredited program is taught from a Judeo-Christian perspective, allowing students to apply relevant ethical values to their professional pursuits within a scholarly framework.


Degrees are offered online via the Regent Worldwide Campus. BlackBoard® is Regent University's choice for distance learning via the Internet. With this powerful application, a student is able to access course material, chat with professors and other students, and submit course work and tests from anywhere in the world. Some materials, such as video and cassette tapes and multimedia CDs, may be sent to the student via postal services. Course previews in BlackBoard and detailed requirements can be found at


Online distance learning programs at Regent University include the Executive Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Professional M.B.A., M.A. in management, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (C.A.G.S.) in business, M.A. in communication, M.A. in journalism, Ph.D. in communication, M.A. in practical theology, Master of Divinity (M.Div.) (with practical theology), Master of Education (M.Ed.) (Christian school program, cross-categorical special education, educational leadership, individualized degree plan, master teacher/ESL, TESOL, TESOL/initial licensure with optional reading specialist endorsement, reading specialist), TESOL certificate, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), M.A. in government, Certificate of Graduate Studies (C.G.S.) in public policy, M.A. in organizational leadership, C.G.S. in leadership, Ph.D. in organizational leadership, Doctor of Strategic Leadership (D.S.L.), C.A.G.S. in leadership, M.A. in human services counseling, and Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision. Some programs require on-campus courses and/or residencies. Regent University also offers five undergraduate programs online: the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in interdisciplinary studies, the B.S. in organizational leadership, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in religious studies, and the B.S. in psychology.

Regent University is primarily a graduate institution offering thirty-four bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs from a Judeo-Christian worldview. Regent's graduate schools include the School of Business, School of Communication and the Arts, School of Divinity, School of Education, Robertson School of Government, School of Law, School of Leadership Studies, and School of Psychology and Counseling. Online programs are offered through all schools at Regent, except for the School of Law.

Since classes began in 1978, Regent University has grown to an enrollment of more than 3,200 students. In addition to the main campus in Virginia Beach, Regent also offers programs at its Graduate Center in Alexandria, Virginia. More than twenty degree programs are offered online via the Regent Worldwide Campus. Regent University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone: 404-679-4501) to award the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. The School of Divinity is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has conferred accreditation to the following program areas of community counseling (M.A.) and school counseling (M.A.), which are offered by Regent University's School of Psychology and Counseling. The Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242; telephone: 202-336-5979; fax: 202-336-5978) has conferred accreditation on the Regent University Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, which offers the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree.


For all online distance programs, students may transfer a maximum of 25 percent of the total credits required for their chosen program except for programs that have articulation agreements with other schools. Articulation agreements may authorize transfer credit for up to 49 percent of the degree to be earned. Credits must have been earned at an approved institution (determined by each Regent school). Credits for courses with grades below B (C for the M.Div. program) are not accepted for transfer.


Regent online distance learning courses are taught by the same full-and part-time faculty members who teach on campus. Regent has a distinguished faculty of approximately 150 men and women of varying religious denominations and ethnic origins.


Student admission to Regent University graduate programs requires a completed four-year bachelor's degree for master's programs and a completed master's degree for doctoral programs from an institution that is regionally accredited. Institutions are considered on an individual basis.

While each Regent school maintains specific admissions criteria for its graduate programs, the following are considered the norm: a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the desired area of study, submission of test scores (MAT, GMAT, or GRE), maturity in spiritual and/or character qualities, and personal goals that are consistent with the mission and goals of Regent University.

International student admissions requirements also vary among Regent schools. Students should contact the school of their choice for specific information. Students should visit for more information.


Tuition varies by program, as do additional fees. The tuition costs for online distance learning programs for the 2003–04 academic year were as follows: Executive M.B.A., $780 per credit hour; Professional M.B.A., M.A. in management, and C.A.G.S. in business, $585 per credit hour; M.A. in communication, M.A. in journalism, and Ph.D. in communication, $800 per credit hour; M.A. in practical theology, and M.Div., $375 per credit hour; M.Ed. TESOL certificate, $420 per credit hour; Ed.D., $540 per credit hour; M.A. in government and C.G.S. in public policy, $550 per credit hour; M.A. in organizational leadership and C.G.S. in leadership, $445 per credit hour; Ph.D. in organizational leadership, D.S.L., and C.A.G.S. in leadership, $595 per credit hour; M.A. in human services counseling, $450 per credit hour; and Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision, $525 per credit hour.


Students accepted for enrollment may apply for Federal Stafford Student Loans and a variety of school-specific scholarships and grants. Veterans' benefits also apply.


Regent University
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464-9800
Telephone: 800-373-5504 (toll-free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

To contact online distance learning programs directly:

School of Business
Telephone: 800-477-3642 (toll-free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

School of Communication and the Arts
Telephone: 757-226-4116
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

School of Divinity
Telephone: 800-723-6162 (toll-free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

School of Education
Telephone: 888-713-1595 (toll-free)
E-mail: edus[email protected]
Web site:

School of Government
Telephone: 888-800-7735 (toll-free)
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

School of Leadership Studies
Telephone: 757-226-3063
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

School of Psychology and Counseling
Telephone: 757-226-4121
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:


Application deadlines and processes vary among schools. Students should contact the individual school for specific information.

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