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Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Washington D.C. Business Psychology

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Full-Time
  • 3 Years

The Chicago School offers a blended (online/onground) Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership program. Ideal for experienced managers seeking to further their careers, this program prepares students to develop models that fulfill organizational needs and objectives. Guided by practitioner faculty, Organizational Leadership students will cover a wide range of topics, including: Human diversity and ethics Research strategies Strategic […]

The Chicago School offers a blended (online/onground) Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership program. Ideal for experienced managers seeking to further their careers, this program prepares students to develop models that fulfill organizational needs and objectives.

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

  • Human diversity and ethics
  • Research strategies
  • Strategic change management
  • Teambuilding
  • Organizational interventions
  • Interpersonal dynamics
  • Leadership theories
  • Electives to support each student’s individual career goals

In the online blended program, students take two courses concurrently within a 15-week semester in a cohort fashion, learning and sharing experiences with the same group of classmates for the duration of the program. Classes meet face-to-face one weekend per month, with online assignments and discussions between classes.

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership graduates emerge from the program highly qualified to apply the principles of organizational dynamics and leadership theory in a broad range of settings, including:

  • International business
  • Nonprofit
  • Education
  • Government

 

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership: Washington D.C. Student Experience

Surrounded by much of the nation’s historical and cultural riches, students will have the opportunity to benefit from a location essential to much of the United States’ political, governmental, and multi-national affairs.

Expanding on the success of the Chicago, Los Angeles, and Orange County, Calif. campuses, the Washington D.C. campus reflects The Chicago School’s commitment to diversity and effort to expand  services to multicultural and underserved communities.

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Management Philosophy and Practice

Looks at various management philosophies and their practical applications. Topics include an examination management and leadership philosophy’s and styles, and a comparison and contrast of the differences between management, leadership, and mentorship.

Emerging Theories of Leadership

Examines current theories regarding leadership. Topics include an examination of ethical leadership and the various theories of leadership and leadership development.

Systems Theory

Focuses on the exploration of General Systems Theory and major modes of organizational systems in order to facilitate understanding of change and its impact on organizational life.

Students must have access to an organizational environment that will be available for use in research and reference for course work.

Completion of the dissertation is an essential aspect of a student’s academic experience and professional education. It provides the school the opportunity to evaluate the student’s ability to apply Organizational Leadership theory and research and to think critically and creatively about an issue in the field.

The dissertation should clearly and concisely demonstrate the student’s command of the research in a specific area of Organizational Leadership. In the dissertation, the student will critically evaluate and synthesize relevant research and theory in the topic chosen for study. The student’s dissertation Committee is responsible for determining the appropriateness and acceptability of the dissertation proposal and for final approval of the dissertation.

More specific information is located in the Program Guidebook.

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350 N Orleans ST STE 1050
Chicago, IL 60654-1822

Application to The Chicago School’s Organizational Leadership doctoral program is open to any person who has earned a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in psychology, the behavioral sciences, organizational discipline or other related field, and who meets other entrance requirements. Students applying to the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership (post-Master’s) program must submit the following:

  • Application
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Three or more years of work experience is preferred
  • Essay – Please answer the following question in approximately 500-750 words.
    • Tell us how leaders have personally inspired you in your professional and personal life.
  • Statement of Research (using APA format)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.
  • Preparatory Coursework:
    • Aside from general admission requirements, this program requires applicants to have successfully completed at least one (1) foundational course in statistics, and one (1) foundational course in psychology or organizational behavior with a grade earned of ‘C’ or better by the end of their first semester (second online term) of study.  Students who have not done so through previous coursework must successfully meet this progression requirement though the options outlined in the catalog.

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The Chicago School is dedicated to keeping 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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