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Due to a water main break, MSPP is closed Friday, September 19, 2014. All classes and events are cancelled.

Org Psych MA

Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology Program (MA) Blended and Online Only Options

Curriculum

The MA in Organizational Psychology programs are intensive 12-month, 30-credit (24 course hours and 6 field project hours) degree programs designed for working professionals who desire to expand, deepen, and sharpen their skills in leading and sustaining change in organizations. The blended and online only cohorts are given the same curriculum (other than the experiential weekend in residences) and taught by the same instructor concurently. Classes include several weeks of reading, online lectures, and assignments. For the blended program the online/distance portion is followed by an intensive weekend-in-residence (WIR). The WIRs are held from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday following the online portion of each course. The programs begin and conclude in late August of each year.

The cohort model is central to our educational approach. As such, you will be in a class of people who will take the same courses in the same sequence as you throughout the duration of the program. We place a great deal of value on peer learning, and expect our cohorts to include students who have practiced some of the subject matter in their professional lives. Finally, “Experiential Learning” will be employed over more traditional methods of education.

> Click here for Full Time 2014-2015 Schedule
> Click here for Part Time 2014-2016 Schedule (September Start)

Full Time Option 2014-2015 Class Schedule

Program start: September 2, 2014
Program End: August 30, 2015
Total Credits: 30
Total Number of Courses: 8

All courses are required and listed in order of their start dates.

Note: the weekends-in-residence (WIR) are always held from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, unless otherwise noted. For blended students only. WIR snow/make up dates to be determined.

Schedule subject to change.

ORG CP600—Institution, Program, and Distance Learning Orientation (0 credits)
Attendance: Mandatory
Online August 27, 2014, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Blended August 27-28, 2014 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

ST500—Foundations of Organizational Development (6 weeks, 3 credits)
September 2-October 12, 2014
WIR: October 18-19, 2014
Instructor: Dana De Nault, MA, SCPM

ORG PA550—Organizational Assessment: Qualitative and Quantitative (6 weeks, 3 credits)
October 13-November 23, 2014
WIR: November 22-23, 2014
Instructor: Charles Allen, MA

ORG ST501—Designing Organizations, Groups and Teams (6 weeks, 3 credits)*
December 1, 2014 - January 18, 2015
WIR: January 24-25, 2015 (Week off for Thanksgiving, Week off for winter break)
Instructor: J.P. Elliott, PhD

ORG HU676—Participatory Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry (6 weeks, 3 credits)*
ORG TM610—Business Strategy and Organizational Life Cycle (Talent Management substitute, 6 week 3 credits)*
January 19-March 1, 2015
WIR: March 7-8, 2015
Instructor: (HU676): Amy Clipp
Instructor: (TM610): Dana De Nault, MA, SCPM**

ORG ST502—Diagnosis, Intervention, and Evaluation in Organizational Development (6 weeks, 3 credit)
March 2-April 12, 2015
WIR: April 11-12, 2015
Instructor: Ara Haroutiounian, MS

ORG OP600—Leadership and the Use Of Self (6 weeks, 3 credits)*
ORG TM615—Performance Development and Management Psychology and Training (Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks, 3 credits)*
April 13-May 24, 2015
WIR: May 16-17, 2015
Instructor: (OP600): Michele Vitti, MA
Instructor: (TM615): Charles Allen, MA**

ORG OP620—Consulting Skills (6 weeks, 3 credits)
ORG TM601—Talent Acquisition and Management (Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks, 3 credits)
May 25-July 12, 2015
WIR: July 11-12, 2015 (Week off for 4th of July)
Instructor: (OP620): Ara Haroutiounian, MS
Instructor: (TM601): J.P. Elliott, PhD**

ORG PR850—Capstone (Year-long, 3 credits)
July 13-August 23, 2015
WIR: August 22-23, 2015
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

ORG FP732 & ORG FP733 Field Project (Year-long, 6 credits)
FP hours must be completed by close of the program on August 30, 2015.
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD, Associate Director of Field Education (ADFE)

* Please note that the WIR for this course follows a unique timing schedule
** For Talent Management concentration

Part Time Option 2014-2016 Class Schedule (September Start)

Year One

ORG ST500 – Foundations of Organizational Development (6 weeks, 3 credits)*
September 2–October 12, 2014
WIR: October 18-19, 2014
Insturctor: Dana DeNault, MA, SCPM

ORG ST501 – Designing Organizations, Groups and Teams (6 weeks, 3 credits)*
December 1, 2014–January 18, 2015
WIR: January 24-25, 2015
Instructor: J.P. Elliott, PhD

ORG ST502 – Diagnosis, Intervention, and Evaluation in Organizational Development (6 weeks, 3 credits)
March 2–April 12, 2015
WIR: April 11-12, 2015
Instructor: Ara Haroutiounian, MS

ORG OP620 – Consulting Skills (6 weeks, 3 credits)
ORG TM601 - Talent Acquisition and Management (Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks, 3 credits)
May 25–July 12, 2015
WIR: July 11-12, 2015
Instructor: Michele Vitti, MA

ORG FP732 & ORG FP733 - Field Project (Year-long, 6 credits)
Field Project hours must be completed by close of first year
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD, Associate Director of Field Education (ADFE)

Year Two

ORG PA550 – Organizational Assessment: Qualitative and Quantitative (6 weeks, 3 credits)
October 19-December 6, 2015
WIR: December 5-6, 2015

ORG HU676 – Participatory Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry (6 weeks, 3 credits)
ORG TM610—Business Strategy and Organizational Life Cycle (Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks, 3 credits)
January 25–March 6, 2016
WIR: March 5-6, 2016

ORG OP600 – Leadership and the Use of Self (6 weeks, 3 credits)
ORG TM615—Performance Development and Management Psychology and Training (Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks, 3 credits)*
April 18, 2016–May 29, 2016
WIR: May 28-29, 2016

ORG PR850 - Capstone (Year-long, 3 credits)
July 11–August 21, 2016
WIR: August 20-21, 2016 Field Project (over two-years, 6 credits)

*Please note that the WIR for this course follows a unique timing schedule

Updated 8/15/14

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