Curriculum

PsyD in Leadership Psychology

Degree Requirements and Schedule

  • 98 credit PsyD earned over 4 years with 30 credits applied from a master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Semester format running 2 courses each semester for 15 weeks plus one summer session.
  • 600 hours of practicum and 300 hours of internship required
  • Graduate portfolio and doctoral project
  • First Year Entering Class attend a mandatory residency the week before classes start in fall or spring.
  • Orientation Dates:
    • Fall 2022: Wednesday and Thursday, August 24-25, 2022, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM on campus
  • Students may begin the program in January or late August each year. Click here to view the academic calendar for our semester schedule.
  • Three 4-day residencies held annually in the fall, spring and summer in Boston, MA:
    • Fall Residency, Dates TBA
    • Spring Residency, Dates TBA
    • Summer Residency—only mandatory for students taking Summer I courses. International students have an option of in-person or virtual attendance. (Two days per course) (see below for summer residency schedule)

Overview of Curriculum

Required Courses (33 credits)

ORG LP762 - The Psychology of Leadership and Followership (credits: 3)
ORG LP763 - Leadership, Use of Self, and Multicultural Competence (credits: 3)
ORG LP705 - Ethics and Standards of Practice in Leadership (credits: 3)
ORG LP703 - Advanced Integration of Leadership: Self and System (credits: 3)
ORG LP736 - Organization Development and Change (credits: 3)
ORG LP764 - The Neurobiology of Leadership (credits: 3)
ORG LP741 - Adaptive Leadership and Resistance to Change (credits: 3)
ORG LP810 - Team and Group Development for Leaders (credits: 3)
ORG LP803 - International Organizational Systems, Theory and Leadership (credits: 3)
ORG LP704 - Advanced Dialogic Interventions (credits: 3)
ORG LP737 - Adult Development (credits: 3)

Research Courses (9 credits)

ORG LP723 - Qualitative Methods of Naturalistic Inquiry (credits: 3)
ORG LP729 - Statistics 1: Survey Design and Analysis (credits: 3)
ORG LP722 - Statistics 2: Quantitative Research Methods (credits: 3)

Practicum/Field Work Sequence (starts year 2) (12 credits)

ORG LP715 - Practicum 1: Leadership (credits: 1)
ORG LP716 - Advanced Leadership Seminar 1 (credits: 1)
ORG LP718 - Practicum 2: Leadership (credits: 1)
ORG LP717 - Advanced Leadership Seminar 2 (credits: 1)
ORG LP719 - Practicum 3: Leadership (credits: 1)
ORG LP730 - Advanced Leadership Seminar 3 (credits: 1)
ORG LP720 - Practicum 4: Leadership (credits: 1)
ORG LP731 - Advanced Leadership Seminar 4 (credits: 1)
ORG LP915 - Internship 1 (credits: 1)
ORG LP917 - Advanced Leadership Seminar 5 (credits: 1)
ORG LP916 - Internship 2 (credits: 1)
ORG LP918 - Advanced Leadership Seminar 6 (credits: 1)

Doctoral Project Course Sequence (starts year 3) (6 credits)

ORG LP802 - Doctoral Project I (credits: 1)
ORG LP919 - Doctoral Project II (credits: 2)
ORG LP920 - Doctoral Project III (credits: 3)


Areas of Emphasis or Concentration

Students can choose a program concentration or area of emphasis. A concentration is 3 courses (8 credits) and an emphasis is 2 courses (6 credits).

Anti-Racist Leadership

ORG LP786 - The Psychology of Racism and Discrimination (3 credits)
ORG LP788 - DEI Interventions and Facilitation (3 credits)
ORG LP787 - Multicultural and Inclusive Leadership (3 credits)

Educational Leadership

ORG LP708 - Leadership of Educational Institutions (credits: 3)
ORG LP707 - Shaping School Culture (credits: 3)
ORG LP706 - The Crux of School Leadership: Managing Dilemmas, Paradoxes, and Complexity (credits: 2)

Leading Non Profits and NGOs

ORG LP912 - Leading Non Profits and NGOs (credits: 3)
ORG LP913 - Promoting Community Resilience after Trauma (credits: 3)

Neuroscience of Leadership Psychology

ORG LP724 - Neuroanatomy (credits: 3)
ORG LP758 - Neuroleadership Research Lab (credits: 3)

Electives

Students who do not sign up for an Area of Emphasis take a total of 8 credits of electives.
Students taking an Area of Emphasis only take 2 credits of electives.
Students may take courses in the areas of emphasis as elective credits as well.

ORG LP912 - Leading Non Profits and NGOs (credits: 3)
ORG LP913 - Promoting Community Resilience after Trauma (credits: 3)
ORG LP724 - Neuroanatomy (credits: 3)
ORG LP811 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (credits: 3)
ORG LP767 - Leadership and Employee Well Being (credits: 2)
ORG LP909 - Process Consultation and Facilitation Skills for OD Practitioners (credits: 2)
ORG LP706 - The Crux of School Leadership: Managing Dilemmas, Paradoxes, and Complexity (credits: 2)
ORG LP707 - Shaping School Culture (credits: 3)
ORG LP812 - Shaping Your Consulting or Leadership Practice (credits: 3)
ORG LP708 - Leadership of Educational Institutions (credits: 3)
ORG LP914 - Empower, Excite, Engage: Leadership and Motivation (credits: 2)
ORG LP786 - The Psychology of Racism and Discrimination (3 credits)
ORG LP788 - DEI Interventions and Facilitation (3 credits)
ORG LP787 - Multicultural and Inclusive Leadership (3 credits)

Total Credits: 68 + 30 credits from prior master's degree = 98


Summer Residency Schedule (dates TBA)

ORG LP737 - Adult Development (credits: 3)
ORG LP912 - Leading Non Profits and NGOs (credits: 3)
ORG LP758 - Neuroleadership Research Lab (credits: 3)
ORG LP914 - Empower, Excite, Engage: Leadership and Motivation (credits: 2)
ORG LP913 - Promoting Community Resilience after Trauma (credits: 3)
ORG LP761 - Process Consultation and Facilitation (credits: 3)
ORG LP909 - Process Consultation and Facilitation Skills for OD Practitioners (credits: 2)
ORG LP764 - The Neurobiology of Leadership (credits: 3)