Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Leadership Psychology

Curriculum Map

30 credits applied from an appropriate master’s degree.
Semester format running 2 courses each semester for 15 weeks (4 credits each).
4-day residencies are held annually in the fall and spring in Boston, MA.
Click here to view the academic calendar for our semester schedule.
25 hours of practical work equals 1 credit for Organizational and Leadership Psychology.


Year One: Fall Semester (8 credits)
ORG LP710 - Leadership and Followership: Theoretical Bases of Leadership (credits: 4) 
Instructor: Dan Jacobs, PsyD
ORG LP711 - Leadership Development and the Use of the Self (credits: 4) 
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

Year One: Spring Semester (8 credits)
ORG LP712 - Becoming a 21st Century Leader (credits: 4) 
Instructor: Jason Osher, PhD
ORG LP713 - Leadership Proseminar (Ethics, Negotiation, Research and Practice) 
Instructor: Candice Crawford, PhD

Year One Total: 16 credits
Year Two: Fall Semester (8 credits)
ORG LP725 - Qualitative Methods I (credits: 4) 
Instructor: Renee Charney, MS
ORG LP742 - Immunity to Change in Organizations 
Instructor: Scott Wimer, PhD

Year Two: Spring Semester (8 credits)
ORG LP735 - Qualitative Methods II (credits: 4) 
Instructor: Renee Charney, MS
ORG LP750 - Neuroleadership (credits: 4) 
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

Year Two Total: 16 credits
Year Three: Fall Semester (8 credits)
ORG LP725 - Qualitative Methods I (credits: 4) 
Instructor, Renee Charney, MS
OLP LP728 - Organizational Assessment and Intervention (credits: 4)
Instructor: Candice Crawford, PhD

Year Three: Spring Semester (9 credits)
ORG LP735 - Qualitative Methods II (credits: 4) 
Instructor, Renee Charney, MS
ORG LP750 - Neuroleadership (credits: 4) 
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD
ORG LP802 - Doctoral Project I (credits: 1)
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD

Year Three Total: 17 credits
Year Four: Fall Semester (11 credits)
ORG LP801 - Doctoral Dissertation Design Seminar (credits: 3) 
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD
ORG LP905 - Practicum Leadership I (credits: 2)
Instructor: TBA
Dissertation I (credits: 6)
Instructor: TBA

Year Four: Spring Semester (9 credits) 
ORG LP906 - Practicum II (credits: 3)
Instructor: TBA
ORG LP907 - Dissertation II (credits: 6)
Instructor: TBA

Year Four Total: 20 credits
Program Total: 69 credits
Program total plus 30 credit MA: 99 credits