Jul 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizational Development and Leadership, Higher Education Structure and Policy Concentration, M.S.

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The Organizational Development and Leadership Program is designed for those students pursuing leadership positions in various career fields. Its objective is to apply the critical view of organizations from social scientific perspectives and enhance students’ understanding of how organizations operate and change over time. The performance and role of leadership in formal and informal settings is an integral part of the program. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop skills and increase their knowledge in selected discipline areas.

The Master of Science in organizational development and leadership is an interdisciplinary program that will provide students with several opportunities:

  1. To learn basic principles and theories of organizational development and the role of leadership.
  2. To enhance skills and knowledge in specified content areas.
  3. To combine theory with practical experience through an internship in the student’s concentration.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have a minimum cumulative undergraduate quality point average of 2.75. If GPA was below 2.75, an interview may be requested.

Submit the graduate application along with a current resume, a one-page personal goals statement, an undergraduate transcript, and the non-refundable application fee.

Degree Requirements

Capstone Experience (6 crs.)

All students must fulfill the capstone experience that requires completion of a 3-credit internship in some administrative capacity within their concentration area. The internship is ideally taken simultaneously with the Applied Leadership and Organizational Analysis course where students will complete an organizational analysis project.  It is recommnded after 18-21 crs.

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