All applicants must have completed baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree from accredited institutions. The master’s degree should be in a discipline related to the study of psychology, sociology, physics, organizational leadership and behavior, education, fine arts, political science, management or business. Candidates need to provide one of the following driving motivations to study organizational leadership psychology:
- Understanding of a particular organizational context for leadership (e.g., political science, or management, or education wherein the applicant learned about organizations/institutions and about how those organizations/institutions either serve society or are served by society);
- An interest in understanding human behavior that can be applied to the study of organizational life and leadership (e.g., literature, philosophy, art, psychology, sociology); or
- Interest in methodological skills of organizational leadership psychology research (e.g., statistics, naturalistic inquiry, social sciences with an emphasis in methodology).