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).
Residency is held annually October 1-4.
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) (credits: 4) 
Instructor: TBA

Year One Total: 16 credits
Year Two: Fall Semester (8 credits)
ORG LP726 - Statistics and Research Methodology I (credits: 4) 
Instructor: Mark Ouchida, MEd
ORG LP740 - Adaptive Leadership and Immunity to Change (credits: 4) 
Instructor: Scott Wimer, PhD

Year Two: Spring Semester (8 credits)
ORG LP727 - Statistics and Research Methodology II (credits: 4) 
Instructor: TBA
ORG LP745 - Creative Change and Transformative Leadership (credits: 4) 
Instructor: TBA

Year Two Total: 16 credits
Year Three: Fall Semester (8 credits)
ORG LP740 - Adaptive Leadership and Immunity to Change (credits: 4) 
Instructor: Scott Wimer, PhD
ORG LP748 - Leadership and Systems Approaches Specialization (credits: 4) 
Instructor: TBA

Year Three: Spring Semester (8 credits)
ORG LP750 - Neuroleadership (credits: 4) 
Instructor: Kathryn Stanley, PhD
ORG LP745 - Creative Change and Transformative Leadership (credits: 4) 
Instructor: TBA

Year Three Total: 16 credits
Year Four: Fall Semester
ORG LP801 - Doctoral Dissertation Design Seminar (credits: 3) 

Year Four: Year Long 
ORG LP904 - Dissertation (credits: 12) (concurrently with practicum, below)
Select one of the following (150 hours, 5 credits, year-long):
ORG LP751 - Practicum - Leadership in K-12 Education (credits: 5) 
ORG LP752 - Practicum - Leadership in Higher Education (credits: 5) 
ORG LP753 - Practicum - Leadership in Business Organizations (credits: 5) 
ORG LP754 - Practicum - Leadership in Non-Profit Organizations and NGOS (credits: 5) 
ORG LP755 - Practicum - Leadership in Health Care Organizations (credits: 5) 
ORG LP756 - Practicum - Leadership in Government and Public Sector (credits: 5)

Year Four Total: 20 credits
 Program Total: 68 credits