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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 August of each year.

The cohort model is central to our educational approach. As a cohort, 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.

2013-2014 Class Schedule

Program start: August 26, 2013
Program End: August 24, 2014
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 for Blended Students Only
August 21-22, 2012, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kathryn Stanley, PhD & Erik Gregory, PhD

ST500—Foundations of Organizational Development (6 weeks, 3 credits)
August 26 - October 6, 2013
WIR: October 5-6, 2013
Dana DeNault, MS

ORG PA550—Organizational Assessment: Qualitative and Quantitative (6 weeks, 3 credits)
October 7 - November 17, 2013
WIR: November 16-17, 2013
Andrea Schlaerth, MS

ORG ST501—Designing Organizations, Groups and Teams (6 weeks, 3 credits)
November 18, 2013 - January 12, 2014
WIR: January 11-12, 2014
(Week off for Thanksgiving, Week off for Christmas)
J.P. Elliott, PhD

ORG HU676—Participatory Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry (6 weeks, 3 credits)
January 13 - March 2, 2014
WIR: March 1-2, 2014
Sandra St. Fleur, MBA

ORG ST502—Diagnosis, Intervention, and Evaluation in Organizational Development (6 weeks, 3 credit)
March 3- April 13, 2014
WIR: April 5-6, 2014
Ara Haroutiunian, MS

ORG OP600—Leadership and the Use Of Self (6 weeks, 3 credits)
April 14- May 25, 2014
WIR: May 17-18, 2014
Sandra St. Fleur, MBA

ORG OP620—Consulting Skills (6 weeks, 3 credits)
May 26 - July 13, 2014
WIR: July 12-13, 2014
(Week off for 4th of July)
Ara Haroutiounian, MS

ORG PR850—Capstone (3 credits)
Starts July 14-August 24, 2014
WIR: August 23-24, 2014
Tamara Aberson Sloboda, PhD

Field Project (Year long, 6 credits)
FP hours must be completed by close of the program on August 24, 2014.
Kathryn Stanley, PhD

Updated 1/27/14

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