Christian Leadership

The PhD degree at Southeastern is an advanced research degree in the area of Christian Leadership. The PhD in Christian Leadership is delivered in a modified residency format. Each seminar is delivered over the normal period of other seminars and contains an on-campus experience as well as supplemental asynchronous components before and after the on-campus experience.

  • Modified Residency

  • Residential

At a Glance

  • 5

    phd introduction

  • 3

    phd integrative colloquium

  • 24

    phd research seminars

  • 6

    phd mentor directed studies

  • 4

    phd comprehensive exams

  • 18

    phd prospectus and dissertation

  • 60

    Total hours

Program Courses

At Southeastern, I really saw the benefit of helping me think better as a theologian. Everything that we do in the classroom is also spiritual formation as well.

Devin Maddox PhD Graduate, 2022

PhD in Context


  • Teach in Higher Education

  • Do Academic Research

  • Lead in a Local Church or Nonprofit Organization

  • Serve in Denominational Leadership

What Courses Will I Take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • LED 9320 – Biblical Foundations for Leadership
  • LED 9380 – Leadership Development
  • LED 9340 – Qualitative & Quantitative Methods in Data Analysis
  • LED 9335 – Leadership, Management & Organizational Theory
  • LED 9385 – Change Leadership

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