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Leadership Psychology Program

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Leadership Psychology

Online Info Session This four-year professional Leadership Psychology doctorate program has been designed with the input of national and international leaders. The full-time program is entirely online with the exception of an annual 4-day residency in Boston and is delivered in a cohort model.

Why, Who, What, Where, WhenWhy a PsyD Degree in Leadership Psychology?

Leadership is an art and science framed upon the foundation of understanding human behavior and psychology. Our program provides a diverse platform for students to understand leadership, followership, and to deploy the best research and practice approaches to address 21st century challenges in Health Care, Education, and High-Technology. Current students are also pursuing specializations in Government, Higher Education, Business, and Superintendent Leadership.

A PsyD Degree in Leadership Psychology provides students with

  1. foundation in principles of leadership and leadership psychology theory,
  2. knowledge to perform as organizational leaders, and
  3. skills sufficient to both inquire into the nature of and contribute to the field of organizational leadership.

Year One: You are introduced to the theory and practice of leadership and leadership psychology.

Year Two: Focuses on research methodology training and more advanced leadership theory and practice. Experts in the fields of leadership research and qualitative methodology will demystify these topics and provide a solid grounding in leadership and leadership psychology research.

Year Three: Brings you into the field more deeply and will include an examination of your own leadership style and specialization. Experts in the field of leadership research and qualitative methodology will train students in leadership and systems assessment.

Year Four: This is your internship year (150 hours under the supervision of an expert in your area of interest) coupled with the completion of your doctoral project.

Schedule subject to change.

Career Outlook

Studies show that corporate and entire industries are quickly embracing psychology as instrumental to improving performance and efficiency of managers.

  • 26%* increase in career opportunities by 2018 – a rate that could mean there will not be enough trained professionals
  • The educational investment is well worth. The mean salaries ranges from $70,012 in academic settings to $117,670 in business and management.**

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition,

**As reported in "2009 Income and Employment Survey Results for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology," Charu Khanna and Gina J. Medsker, Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO)

Updated 11/3/14

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