Organizational Development and Leadership, Higher Education Structure and Policy Concentration, M.S.

Shippensburg University’s Organizational Development and Leadership program is designed for students pursuing leadership positions. This concentration is for those interested in higher education.

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What Will I Learn?

This concentration provides students interested in a career in the many higher education areas with the opportunity to develop competencies in policy, social structures, inequalities, communications and leadership within a college or university setting.

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Meet Abolfazl Farajnezam

"The syllabus of the program is really interesting due to the fact that it will provide all the firsthand information that a prospective leader might need."

How Abolfazl Found Success at Ship

What are the requirements for this degree?

A minimum 2.75 GPA from your undergraduate experience, a one page goals statement matching your goals to the program's objectives and a resume are required for admission.

In addition to core and concentration courses, you must complete an experiential capstone.


What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Alumni of this concentration work in areas such as:

  • Admissions
  • Orientation
  • Residential life
  • Advancement and development
  • Career planning
  • Student activities
  • Athletic coaching and administration
  • Institutional data
  • College marketing and public relations

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

This interdisciplinary program offers a broad social science perspective on the interactions between leaders, followers and social structures. The highlight is an experiential capstone where you will put leadership into practice and gain valuable real world insights.