Doctorate in Organization Development & Change

This ​three-year professional​ ​degree​ ​​prepares​ ​scholar​-​practitioners​ ​(leaders,​ ​managers,​ ​consultants, educators​ ​and​ ​facilitators)​ ​to​ ​apply​ ​​behavioral​ ​sciences​ ​for​ ​organizational transformation and community revitalization,​ ​focused​ ​on​ ​collaboration​ ​and​ ​a​ ​systemic​ ​approach​ ​to improvement and​ ​guided​ ​by​ ​humanistic​ ​values.​ As an executive​ ​program, it is designed for working professionals looking to advance their academic and professional goals. Because the program is interdisciplinary and interprofessional, it is well suited for a variety of students with graduate degrees seeking additional academic credentials.

The curriculum is grounded in evidence-based perspectives that are emphasized across a variety of colleges and degree programs. We serve three broad populations: leaders, consultants, and educators. An executive student may fit into one or more of these categories.

We serve leaders and change agents who aspire to be valued members of the “executive suite”; we serve those who are working in consulting and coaching (internal or external) providing change, collaboration and innovation services; and in the education arena, we serve experienced professionals looking for opportunities in the academy as a second career or as complementary work.

Currently accepting applications for Fall

Classes begin in August!  Contact us to find out how to get an early start.



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