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Doctor of Psychology in Organizational Leadership

Individuals who wish to develop their leadership skills and promote organizational effectiveness may be interested in the Doctor of Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization program at University of the Rockies. Learn more about the Doctor of Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization

School Offering Program:

University of the Rockies, School of Organizational Leadership

Degree Level:

Doctorate

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Doctor of Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization program should be interested in preparing for management and executive positions. Applicants to University of the Rockies doctorate programs should have a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a graduate level cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or an earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization program at University of the Rockies examines theories of motivation in the workplace, leadership and organizational culture, methods of organizational and executive coaching, leadership and executive development, the utilization of human resources to execute business strategy, and organizational consulting as a business. Coursework covers research design, quantitative and qualitative research methods, tests and measurements used in psychological research, inferential statistics, and organizational leadership assessment tools. Students have the opportunity to study basic psychological principles and concepts, psychopathology, family systems and interventions, and organizational group theory. The program includes 180 hours of consulting practicum; the online program includes three in-residence weekends.

Learning Format:

Online and Denver

Total Credits Required:

68 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to students who qualify. Aid opportunities include scholarships, federal financial aid programs, and veterans benefits programs.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of the Rockies to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Course Requirements

  • ORG 5001: Survey of Psychology I (3 credits)*
  • ORG 5002: Survey of Psychology II (3 credits)*
  • ORG 7509: History & Systems of Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 7510: Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • ORG 7600: Family Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 7210: Adult Psychopathology & Treatment I (3 credits)
  • ORG 7260: Adult Psychopathology & Treatment II (3 credits)
  • ORG 7272: Group Process & Group Leadership in Organizations (3 credits)**
  • ORG 7302: Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402: Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7415: Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101: Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership (3 credits)**
  • ORG 8530: Influence, Motivation & Persuasion in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8512: Leadership & Organizational Cultures (3 credits)
  • ORG 8520: Coaching for High Performance (3 credits)
  • ORG 8534: Advanced Seminar: Human Resources Business Strategy (3 credits)
  • ORG 8522: Transformational Leadership, Coaching Top Level Executives (3 credits)
  • ORG 8500: Advanced Topics in Organizational Consulting (3 credits)
  • ORG 8535: Organizational Consulting as a Business (3 credits)
  • ORG 8770: Doctoral Capstone (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910: Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912: Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990: Dissertation (5 credits)

* Students entering the program without a Bachelor's or Master's degree with a major or minor in psychology or a related field are required to successfully complete ORG 5001 Survey of Psychology I (3 credits) and ORG 5002 Survey of Psychology II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program.

** This course may not be transferred in. For online students these three courses have a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Doctor of Psychology, Organizational Leadership Specialization program could seek advanced management positions in a variety of fields. The program can help graduates prepare for careers such as:

  • Industrial-organizational psychologists
  • Human resources specialist
  • Training and development specialist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Market research analyst
  • Postsecondary education administrator
  • General and operations manager
  • Administrative services manager

Special terms and conditions:

The Organizational Leadership Specialization in the Doctor of Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student's responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

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