Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Leadership Psychology
FAQs Answered by Students and Alumni:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How long is the program?
A: The PsyD in Leadership Psychology is designed to be 4 years inclusive. The fourth year is dedicated to a site practicum and completion of your doctoral project.
Q: What does adaptive leadership mean?
A: Adaptive leadership is a way of addressing the challenges facing us in the 21st century from economic, environmental, social, political, to name a few. It appeals to cultures, beliefs, attitudes, and values in making long-lasting change.
Q: What is leadership psychology?
A: Leadership psychology understands how leaders mobilize resources for change. It examines how those who support leaders, leaders themselves, or followers can create the change, from small to large, needed in today's world.
Q: What is the career outlook for graduates of the Leadership Psychology program?
A: Graduates go into a diversity of positions that reflect the diversity from which they come. Our students are interested in making education more accessible to students across the country and the world; working with non-profits to organize resources and reduce duplication of services; reforming financial institutions; promoting women in leadership roles in the world; using media for public diplomacy initiatives. Wherever change is needed, leaders emerge. This program looks at the underlying dynamics of leadership and how to support those change agents to meet the need to make the difference in the world.
Q: What is a residency?
A: A residency is a four day intensive stay in Boston to work together on the theory and practice of the work we do in this doctoral program.
Q: What is the difference between a PsyD and a PhD in Leadership Psychology?
A: Less and less. The PsyD is a professional doctorate that allows you to complete your studies in 4 years inclusive. Both degrees lead to the "Dr." title. A greater emphasis is placed on the practical component in a PsyD program, however, in the Leadership program, equal emphasis is placed on research and practice.
Q: Is the GRE required?
A: No, the GRE is not required for admission to the PsyD in Leadership Psychology program.