PsyD in Leadership Psychology

Organizational and Leadership Psychology

Organizations Need Effective Leaders More Than Ever. Are You Ready to Lead?

The way you lead influences the performance of your team and your colleagues. A doctoral degree in Leadership Psychology can increase your confidence, improve the way you work, and, at the same time, help others around you to grow and develop. Our hybrid program for working professionals invites you to learn, grow, and lead change. 

Jessica Sharp“I have loved being at William James College! I love the faculty—they are very dedicated to our success and work to make sure we are engaged. And I love the classes and the content. It is incredibly relevant and timely.”

Jessica Sharp
Leadership Psychology PsyD Student

Our Philosophy, Your Experience

We believe that the best learning comes from integrating classroom knowledge with hands-on experience. Your education is enriched by a curriculum that combines an understanding of theory, training, and practice, and we emphasize the development of professionals, like you, who are committed to the ethical provisions of quality services to culturally diverse clients, agencies, and organizations.

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At William James, you'll gain exceptional training in a supportive, student-centered learning environment, with instruction and guidance provided by leading practitioners in the field. Throughout your studies, you'll experience our integrative philosophy of training and education, with application of classroom instruction in structured field experiences. Underlying this approach to professional training, is a sustained focus on your personal and professional development, with an orientation towards community service, and respect for those you'll serve.

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