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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.

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.

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Full Time Option 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.

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 2015 (9 Credits)

ORG CP600—Institution, Program, and Distance Learning Orientation (0 credits)

ORG HU676 – Participatory Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry (6 weeks, 3 credits)*
ORG TM610—Business Strategy and Organizational Life Cycle (Talent Management substitute, 6 week 3 credits)*
January 19- March 1, 2015
WIR: March 7-8, 2015

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

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

Summer 2015 (9 Credits)

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

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

ORG FP732 & ORG FP733 Field Project (Summer Session: 3 credits)
May 25-August 23, 2015
(No WIR)
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

Fall 2015 (12 Credits)

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

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

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

ORG FP732 & ORG FP733 Field Project (Fall Semester, 3 credits)
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
**For Talent Management concentration

Part Time Option 2015-2016 Schedule (January Start)

Program Start: January 19, 2015
Program End: December 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 subject to change.

Year 1 - Spring 2015 (6 Credits)

ORG CP600—Institution, Program, and Distance Learning Orientation (0 credits)

ORG HU676 – Participatory Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry (6 weeks, 3 credits)*
ORG TM610—Business Strategy and Organizational Life Cycle (Talent Management substitute, 6 week 3 credits)*
January 19-March 1, 2015
WIR: March 7-8, 2015

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

Year 1 - Summer 2015 (3 Credits)

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

Year 1 - Fall 2015 (6 Credits)

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

ORG FP732 & ORG FP733 Field Project (Year long, 3 credits)
August 31-December 20, 2015
(No WIR)
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

Year 2 - Spring 2016 (6 Credits)

ORG ST502—Diagnosis, Intervention, and Evaluation in Organizational Development (5 weeks, 3 credits)
February 22-March 27, 2016
WIR: March 19-20, 2016
Instructor: Ara Haroutiounian, MS

ORG FP732 & ORG FP733 Field Project (Year long, 3 credits)
1st-last day of Spring Semester
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

Year 2 - Summer 2016 (3 Credits)

ORG OP620—Consulting Skills (5 weeks, 3 credits)
Instructor: Ara Haroutiounian, MS
ORG TM601—Talent Acquisition and Management (Talent Management substitute, 5 weeks, 3 credits)
May 16-June 19, 2016
WIR: June 11-12, 2016
Instructor: John P. Elliott, PhD**

Year 2 - Fall 2016 (6 Credits)

ST500—Foundations of Organizational Development (5 weeks, 3 credits)*
August-October 2016 (Dates TBD)
WIR: October 2016 (Dates TBD)
Instructor: Dana DeNault

ORG PR850—Capstone (year long, 3 credits)*
Capstone is a year long course that also has a dedicated 5 weeks for comprehensive exams and finishing and presenting Capstone Projects
November-December 2016 (Dates TBD)
WIR: December 2015 (Dates TBD)
(November 23-28 off for Thanksgiving)
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

*Please note that the WIR for this course follows a unique timing schedule
**For Talent Management concentration

Updated 1/22/15

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