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MA in Organizational Psychology Blended and Online Only Options

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The Full Time MA in Organizational Psychology Blended and Online Only options 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 concurrently. Classes include several weeks of reading, online lectures, and assignments. For the Blended option 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 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.

2014-2015 Class Schedule - September Start

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. 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 (credits: 0)
Attendance Mandatory
Online August 27, 2014, 1:30 - 2:30 pm 
Blended August 27-28, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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

ORG ST501 - Designing Organizations, Groups and Teams (credits: 3) (6 weeks)*
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 (credits: 3)  (6 weeks)*
ORG TM610 - Business Strategy and Organizational Life Cycle (credits: 3) (Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks)*
January 19 - March 1, 2015 
WIR: March 7-8, 2015 
Instructor: (HU676): Ara Haroutiounian, MS 
Instructor: (TM610): Dana De Nault, MA, SCPM**

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

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

ORG OP620 - Consulting Skills (credits: 3) (6 weeks)
ORG TM601 - Talent Acquisition and Management (credits: 3) (Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks) 
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 Course and Field Project (credits: 9) (Year-long)
July 13 - August 23, 2015 
WIR: August 22-23, 2015 
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

ORG FP732 & ORG FP733 - Field Placement: MAOP (credits: 6) (Year-long)
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

2015-2016 Class Schedule - January Start
Program Start: January 19, 2015
Program End: December 20, 2015 
Total Credits: 30 
Total Number of Courses: 9 

All courses are required and listed in order of their start dates. Weekends-in-residence (WIR) are always held from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, unless otherwise noted and are for blended students only. WIR snow/make up dates to be determined. Schedule is subject to change.

Spring Semester 2015 (9 credits)

ORG CP600 - Institution, Program, and Distance Learning Orientation (credits: 0)(6 weeks)*
ORG HU676 - Participatory Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry (credits: 3)(6 weeks)
ORG TM610 - Business Strategy and Organizational Life Cycle (credits: 3) (Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks)*
January 19 - March 1, 2015
WIR: March 7-8, 2015

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

ORG OP600 - Leadership and the Use of Self (credits: 3)(6 weeks)*
ORG TM615 - Performance Development and Management Psychology and Training (credits: 3)(Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks)*
April 13 - May 24, 2015
WIR: May 16-17, 2015

Summer Session 2015 (9 credits)

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

ORG ST501 - Designing Organizations, Groups and Teams (credits: 3)(6 weeks)
July 13 - August 23, 2015
WIR: August 22-23, 2015
Instructor: J.P. Elliott, PhD

ORG FP732 and ORG FP733 - Field Placement: MAOP (credits: 3)(12 weeks)
May 25 - August 23, 2015
No WIR
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

Fall Semester 2015 (12 credits)

ORG ST500 - Foundations of Organizational Development (credits: 3)(5 weeks)*
August 31 - October 4, 2015
WIR: October 3-4, 2015
Instructor: Dana DeNault, MA SPCM

ORG PA550 - Organizational Assessment: Qualitative and Quantitative (credits: 3)(5 weeks)
October 5 - November 8, 2015
WIR: November 7-8, 2015
Instructor: Charles Allen, MA

ORG PR850 - Capstone Course and Field Project(credits: 3)(yearl long)*
November 9 - December 20, 2015 
WIR: December 19-20, 2015
(November 23-28 off for Thanksgiving) 
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

ORG FP732 and ORG FP733 - Field Placement: MAOP (credits: 3)(Fall Semester)
August 31 - December 20, 2015
No WIR
FP hours must be completed by close of the program on December 20, 2015. 
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

*Please note that the WIR for this course follows a unique timing schedule
2015-2016 Class Schedule - August Start
Program Start: August 24, 2015
Program End: July 24, 2016
Total Credits: 30
Total Number of Courses: 9

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 and are for blended students only. WIR snow/make up dates to be determined. Schedule is subject to change.

Fall Semester 2015 (12 credits)

ORG CP600 - Institution, Program, and Distance Learning Orientation (credits: 0) 
August 24-25, 2015, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm both days for Blended (mandatory) and Online Only.
August 26, 2015, 12:00-2:00 pm for Online Only (mandatory if not attending in-person)
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

ORG ST500 - Foundations of Organizational Development (credits: 3)(6 weeks)
August 24 - October 4, 2015
WIR: October 3-4, 2015
Instructor: Dana DeNault, MA

ORG PA550 - Organizational Assessment: Qualitative and Quantitative (credits: 3)(6 weeks)
October 5 - November 13, 2015
WIR November 7-8, 2015
Instructor: Charles Allen, MA

ORG ST501 - Designing Organizations, Groups and Teams (credits: 3)(6 weeks)
Instructor: J.P. Elliott, PhD

Thanksgiving Break: November 23-28, 2015

ORG FP732 & ORG FP733 - Field Placement: MAOP (credits: 3)(Fall Semester)
August 24 - December 20, 2015
No WIR
FP hours must be completed by close of the program on December 20, 2015.

Spring Semester 2016 (9 credits)

ORG HU676 - Participatory Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry (credits: 3)(6 weeks,)
Instructor: Ara Haroutiounian, MS
or
ORG TM610 - Business Strategy and Organizational Life Cycle (credits: 3)(Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks)
January 11 - February 19, 2016
WIR: February 6-7, 2016
Instructor: Dana DeNault, MA

Winter Break: February 15-19, 2016

ORG ST502 - Diagnosis, Intervention, and Evaluation in Organizational Development (credits: 3)(6 weeks)
February 22 - April 1, 2016
WIR: March 19-20, 2016
Instructor: Ara Haroutiounian, MS

ORG OP600 - Leadership and the Use of Self (credits: 3)(5 weeks)
Instructor: Michele Vitti, MA
or
ORG TM615 - Performance Development and Management Psychology and Training (credits: 3)(Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks)
March 28 - May 6, 2016
WIR: April 30 - May 1, 2016
Instructor: Charles Allen, MA

Spring Break: May 2-16, 2016

Summer Session 2016 (9 credits)

ORG OP620 - Consulting Skills (credits: 3)(6 weeks)
Instructor: Ara Haroutiounian, MS
or
ORG TM601 - Talent Acquisition and Management (credits: 3)(Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks)
Instructor: J.P. Elliott, PhD
May 16 - June 24, 2016
WIR: June 11-12, 2016

ORG PR850 - Capstone Course and Field Project (credits: 9)(year-long, 6 dedicated weeks)
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD
May 16 - July 24, 2016
WIR: July 23-24, 2016

ORG FP732 & ORG FP733 - Field Placement: MAOP (credits: 3)
May 16 - July 24, 2016
(No WIR)
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD
2016 Class Schedule - January Start
Program Start: Janaury 6, 2016
Program End: December 20, 2016
Total Credits: 30 Total
Number of Courses: 9

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 and are for blended students only. WIR snow/make up dates to be determined. Schedule is subject to change.

Spring Semester 2016 (9 Credits)

ORG CP600 - Institution, Program, and Distance Learning Orientation (credits: 0) 
January 6, 2016, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm both days for Blended (mandatory) and Online Only students
January 5, 2016, 12:00-2:00 pm for Online Only (mandatory if not attending in-person orientation)
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

ORG HU676 - Participatory Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry (credits: 3)(6 weeks)
Instructor: Ara Haroutiounian, MS
or
ORG TM610 - Business Strategy and Organizational Life Cycle (credits: 3)(Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks)
January 11 - February 19, 2016
WIR: February 6-7, 2016
Instructor: Dana DeNault, MS

Winter Break: February 15-19, 2016

ORG ST502 - Diagnosis, Intervention, and Evaluation in Organizational Development (credits: 3)(6 weeks)
February 22 - April 1, 2016
WIR: March 19-20, 2016
Instructor: Ara Haroutiounian, MS

ORG OP600 - Leadership and the Use of Self (credits: 3)(5 weeks)
Instructor: Michele Vitti, MA
or
ORG TM615 - Performance Development and Management Psychology and Training (credits: 3)(Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks)
March 28 - May 6, 2016
WIR: April 30 - May 1, 2016
Instructor: Charles Allen, MA

Spring Break: May 2-16, 2016

Summer Session 2016 (9 Credits)

ORG OP620 - Consulting Skills (credits: 3)(6 weeks)
Instructor: Ara Haroutiounian, MS
or
ORG TM601 - Talent Acquisition and Management (credits: 3)(Talent Management substitute, 6 weeks)
Instructor: J.P. Elliott, PhD
May 16 - June 24, 2016
WIR: June 11-12, 2016

ORG ST501 - Designing Organizations, Groups and Teams (credits: 3)(6 weeks)
June 13 - July 24, 2016
WIR: July 23-24, 2016
Instructor: JP Elliott, PhD

ORG FP732 & ORG FP733 - Field Placement: MAOP (3 credits)
May 16 - July 24, 2016
(No WIR)
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

Fall Semester 2016 (12 credits)

ORG ST500 - Foundations of Organizational Development (credits: 3)(6 weeks)
August 26 - October 9, 2016
WIR: October 8-9, 2016
Instructor: Dana DeNault

ORG PA550 - Organizational Assessment: Qualitative and Quantitative (credits: 3)(6 weeks)
October 10 - November 20, 2016
WIR: November 12-13, 2016
Instructor: Charles Allen, MA

ORG PR850 - Capstone Course and Field Project (credits: 3)(year-long, with dedicated 6 weeks)
November 14 - December 18, 2016
WIR: December 17-18, 2016
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

Thanksgiving Break: November 22-27, 2016

ORG FP732 & ORG FP733 - Field Placement: MAOP (credits: 3)(Fall Semester)
August 24 - December 20, 2016
(No WIR)
FP hours must be completed by close of the program on December 20, 2016.
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD