Online M.A. in Psychology - Organizational Leadership 
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M.A. in Psychology

Organizational Leadership Concentration

  • Online
  • Full-Time, Part-Time
  • 1 Year Full-Time / 2 Years Part-Time

By providing a thorough understanding of the principles, theories, and applications 
of psychology, students in The Chicago School’s M.A. in Psychology, Organizational Leadership Concentration online program will learn how knowledge is applied in business and organizational settings. Master of Arts in Psychology students with an Organizational Leadership Concentration will take 21 credit hours in foundational […]

By providing a thorough understanding of the principles, theories, and applications 
of psychology, students in The Chicago School’s M.A. in Psychology, Organizational Leadership Concentration online program will learn how knowledge is applied in business and organizational settings.

Master of Arts in Psychology students with an Organizational Leadership Concentration will take 21 credit hours in foundational psychology, 9 credit hours within their Organizational Leadership Concentration, and 6 credit hours in an applied research project focused on organizational leadership or business psychology.

Guided by practitioner faculty, students will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • The psychological science of leadership
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Gender and leadership style
  • 21st century leadership models

Through attainment of foundational psychology principles, M.A. in Psychology, Organizational Leadership Concentration graduates will be able to take on leadership roles in a wide range of fields and professions, including:

  • Business Management and Leadership
  • Organizational Consultation
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Government
  • Nonprofit

M.A. in Organizational Leadership: Online Student Experience

Through the convenience of The Chicago School’s online programs, your life remains intact. Our online Global Student Dashboard is where you will find all of the components to successfully complete your program. There, you’ll find your coursework and assignments, interact with fellow students, and are ask questions from your instructor.

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Organizational Behavior

This course explores organizations at the individual and team level, examining the relationship between employees and managers, and employees and teams. It examines the factors that drive productivity and success in organizations including motivation, diversity, work stress, conflict and negotiation, decision making, personality, and attitudes.

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

This course examines the science of emotional intelligence and its effect on leadership. Topics include: constructive thinking, emotional competence, social emotional intelligence, and alexithymia. Objectives include: evaluating the role of constructive thinking in effective leadership, analyzing and synthesizing emotional competencies, evaluating emotional-social intelligence, evaluating and addressing Alexithymia, linking emotional intelligence with performance, and leading and developing the emotional intelligence of individuals and organizations.

Gender and Leadership Style

This course explores the effects of gender on leadership style and follower reactions. Topics include: gender-based leadership styles, community-building techniques, leadership strategies from a cross-gender perspective, and inclusive leadership strategies. Objectives include: differentiating styles of leadership gender, applying community-building techniques that reflect the influence of gender, categorizing leadership techniques from a cross-gender perspective, and examining inclusive leadership strategies.

The M.A. Psychology program does not include internships or a traditional thesis option; rather, students will complete an Applied Research Project over the course of their studies that reflects their grasp of the program’s learning outcomes and their ability to integrate this learning and apply it to workplace situation or other life contexts.

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Application to the M.A. in Psychology program is open to any person who has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and who meets other entrance requirements. Students applying to the M.A. in Psychology program must submit the following:

  • Application
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Students should ensure their resume properly highlights two or more years of post-baccalaureate work experience.
  • Essay – Please answer the following question within three double spaced typed pages (approximately 500-750 words). Essay must specifically address the program/specialization for which you are applying.
    • Psychology is a vast discipline with many career options. In an essay format, please describe:
      • Why you chose this particular program/specialization. Cite specific experiences and examples.
      • Why it is important to you to study this discipline at a school that emphasizes cultural awareness, competence, and understanding of diversity (see our Commitment to Diversity Statement).
      • Your professional career goals as they relate to this specialization.
      • Why you believe this program will assist you in reaching these goals.
  • Official College/University Transcripts
    • Students must submit official transcripts from all schools where degrees have been earned. The Chicago School requires that all schools be regionally accredited higher education institutions. Official transcripts may be sent directly from the institution or with your application for admission as long as they are official, sealed, and signed across the envelope flap when they arrive.

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The Chicago School is dedicated to keep our professional degree programs accessible to anyone regardless of financial status. In addition to the scholarships that may be available, our Financial Aid Department will help provide you with information to determine what financial arrangements are right for you.

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