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PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership - Social Media & Technology Specialization

The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Social Media and Technology program at University of the Rockies is designed to help students prepare for academic or advanced careers in communications and media technology. Read more about this doctoral degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Social Media and Technology

School Offering Program:

University of the Rockies; School of Organizational Leadership

Degree Level:

Doctorate

Program Prerequisites:

A technical background, possession of a master's degree, and strong analytical and decision-making skills are important for prospective students of this program. Applicants to University of the Rockies' PhD programs must hold 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.

Students entering the program who do not hold a bachelor's or master's degree in human performance technology, instructional systems design, human resource development, organizational leadership, industrial and organizational psychology, or a related field, are required to successfully complete ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits) and ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program. Those students not required to take the introductory courses at University of the Rockies are responsible for familiarity with foundational academic material from the field of organizational development and leadership.

Program Description:

The curriculum of University of the Rockies' Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Social Media and Technology program offers studies in the management, implementation, and integration of social networking and telecommunications technologies. In concentration courses, students could learn about the role of media and communications in organizational leadership, technical project development, uses of social media in promotions and public relations, Web and collaborative technologies, and the transforming effects of communication technologies on organizational structure. Core course topics are likely to include methods and concepts in personnel recruiting and training, performance assessment, employee motivation, organizational change, and stress management. All students of this program will be expected to complete a residency and a dissertation.

Learning Format:

Online and Denver

Program Length:

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 Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership, Social Media and Technology Specialization:

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

Required Courses

  • ORG 5010: Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5011: Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits)
  • ORG 7519: History & Systems of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 8530: Influence, Motivation, & Persuasion in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 7500: Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8511: Advanced Topics in Performance Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 8510: Advanced Seminar: Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 8518: Professional & Business Ethics in Organizational Leadership (3 credits)*
  • ORG 7410: Research Design & Methods - Qualitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7400: Research Design & Methods - Quantitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402: Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101: Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership (3 credits)*
  • ORG 7415: Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • ORG 8850: Theorizing Technology, Communication, & Media in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 8853: Organizational Implications of Implementing Technology Projects (3 credits)
  • ORG 8855: Advanced Social Networking for Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 8857: Building Innovative Organizational Capabilities (3 credits)*
  • ORG 8860: Leveraging Technology Toolsets as an Organizational Development Practitioner (3 credits)
  • ORG 8863: Advanced Topics: How Media & Communication Technologies are Transforming Leadership in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 8770: Doctoral Capstone Seminar (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910: Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912: Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990: Dissertation (5 credits)

*This course may not be transferred in. For online students this is 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 University of the Rockies' Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Social Media and Technology program might typically pursue academic careers at a college or university. They could also use the advanced skills and knowledge they might have gained in the program in senior management or directorial positions in corporate communications or technology departments. In these cases, they might oversee areas of social media development, communications technology analysis, or project management.

Jobs graduates could pursue include:

  • Information technology project manager
  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Social scientist
  • Marketing manager

Special Terms and Conditions: The Social Media and Technology Specialization in the Doctor of Philosophy 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.