Doctorate of Strategic Leadership (DSL)

DSL students will tap into their unique talents and passions, using these gifts to serve Christ and make a difference in their lives, careers, and ministries. Through their studies, they will learn about leadership and how to apply these principles effectively, whether in academia, in ministry or the business world.

Online Classes
Hybrid Learning

Southeastern University

What you will learn

  • You will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of leadership theory by analyzing and evaluating organization trends.
  • You will apply qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research to study and advise organizations.
  • You will conduct an organizational consulting assessment in order to inform clients of their vulnerabilities, mitigate them, and optimize organizational performance.
  • You will disseminate strategic leadership ideas via collaboration, advocacy, and literature.  


  • Applicants must be able to study in English and have access to a computer and reliable internet.
  • Official transcript of a Master’s degree from a U.S. accredited institution or an equivalent degree from an
  • accredited international institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Resume or CV
  • Five years of work experience preferred, and two professional letters of recommendation
  • Submission of Admission Essay and Doctoral Writing Sample Paper and a baseline understanding of the APA formatting style.
  • National Identification Document


The Doctorate of Strategic Leadership (DSL) is a dynamic, multifaceted program designed to equip individuals with the skills and insights needed to become transformative leaders in a range of roles and sectors. Graduates of the DSL are poised to excel as organizational consultants, executive coaches, or executive leaders, with potential career paths spanning the vibrant world of business, the mission-driven sphere of nonprofit organizations, the nurturing environments of educational institutions, the strategic echelons of government agencies, the disciplined ranks of the military, and the spiritual communities of ministry.

This program is your bridge to not just serving, but profoundly transforming communities and organizations with visionary leadership, strategic prowess, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Whether your calling is to advise and reshape organizations as an organizational consultant, to guide and inspire individuals as an executive coach, or to lead with integrity and innovation in executive leadership roles, the DSL prepares you to be a beacon of change across these diverse arenas.

Who this course is for:

  • High capacity leaders who want to take their craft to the next level.
  • Business, NGO and educational leaders interested in growing a coaching and consulting brand.
  • Organizational leaders looking to master leadership frameworks, tools and skills applicable to multiple sectors.

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Degree Overview:
54 Credit Hours
Fully Online
Pay as You Go
Online Classes

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Common Questions

Miscio is dedicated to helping international students access high quality, accredited, Christian Higher Education. By applying through Miscio, students are able to access localized pricing, mentorship, and a valuable global network that will guide them to successful outcomes and prepare them to pursue their calling.

Tuition is Localized Per Student

We constantly work to make education as accessible as possible while still ensuring the highest quality of delivery for our students. Through Miscio, qualified non-US students are able to access accredited education at a 60% to 80% scholarship rate compared to USA prices depending on the country of residence.

Apply today to find out what tuition rate you qualify for, but most programs range between $100-$250 USD per credit hour (compared to $450-$550 in the US).

Example: MA in Leadership - 36 Credit Hours x $125 = $4,500 USD Total Tuition. There may be additional course fees required depending on the program as well as a one time fee of $190 USD international transcript evaluation fee required by our academic partners for acredited programs.

Program Length

Each degree program differs in length and number of credit hours to complete, courses are usually made up of 3 credit hours each. So, for example, a Graduate Certificate program is made up of 3 classes (9 Credit Hours) and can be completed in two semesters, or 6 months. While an MA in Leadership is made up of 12 classes (36 Credit Hours) and can be completed in six semesters, or two years.


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Once every step is cleared, you will be added to our global community, given an orientation and you'll be ready to start your program.

Why Study Through Miscio?

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Connect with a wide array of students from around the world.

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Miscio works so that you only have to pay a fraction of the American Tuition Price. You pay term by term, not all at once.

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