Admission: Doctor of Strategic Leadership

What is the Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)?

Liberty University’s Doctor of Strategic Leadership is a 100% online degree program designed to give theoretical insight and practical application of management and leadership. Through this program, you cam learn the skills necessary to work as an effective professional manager and leader. Our strategic leadership program focuses on the broad concepts of leadership and culminates in an applied doctoral project. Students looking for the opportunity to work in consulting or in executive projects will find the leadership skills necessary to enter these career fields.

If you have further questions about admissions requirements, please contact the School of Business: ludsl@liberty.edu


How Do I Complete the Admission Requirements for the Online Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree?

  1. Apply online or call (800) 424-9596 to apply to a degree program with an Admissions Counselor.
  2. A non-refundable, non-transferable $50 application fee will be posted on the current application upon enrollment (waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required).
  3. Mail official college transcripts (sealed, unopened copies or via a direct electronic transcript system). Transcripts must show a regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in Good Standing. You may also complete the Transcript Request Form to allow Liberty to attempt to request your transcripts on your behalf.
  4. Applicants whose native language is not English must complete an approved English proficiency test or meet the requirements for a waiver. Please see the Online Graduate English Proficiency Requirements page for more information.

The Office of Graduate Admissions may request additional documentation when conducting admission reviews to evaluate a candidate’s record before a final admission decision can be made.

Preliminary Acceptance
Transcript Policy

Preliminary Acceptance

If you are sending in a preliminary transcript for acceptance, you must:

  • Be in your final term and planning to start your doctoral degree after the last day of class for your master’s degree.
  • Complete a Master’s Self-Certification form confirming your completion date. The form can be downloaded from our Forms and Downloads page or you can contact an Admissions Counselor who can submit the form on your behalf.
  • Submit a transcript to confirm that you are in your final term. The preliminary transcript must show that you are within six credit hours of completion for a 30-48 credit hour master’s degree or within nine credit hours of completion for a 49+ credit hour master’s degree.
  • Send in an additional, final official transcript with a conferral date listed by the end of your first semester of enrollment in the new doctoral degree.

Official College Transcript Policy

An acceptable official college transcript is one that has been issued directly from the institution and is in a sealed envelope. If you have one in your possession, it must still be in its original sealed envelope. If your previous institution offers electronic official transcript processing, they can send the document directly to luoverify@liberty.edu.


Contact Information

Call: (800) 424-9596

Fax: (888) 301-3577

 

Email For Questions:
ludba@liberty.edu

Email For Sending Documents:
luoverify@liberty.edu  

Mail
Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515

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