Organizational Development and Leadership, Historical Administration 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 history.

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What Will I Learn?

This program partners with the History Department's graduate program and provides leadership skills to Organizational Development and Leadership students interested in a career in public history.

The major history courses cover many aspects including:

  • Advanced and diverse topics in public history
  • United States history
  • Historical research

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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.

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Organizational Development and Leadership, Historical Administration Concentration, M.S. Degree Plan


Full-Time (30 Credits)

First Year

Fall Semester: 9 Credits​ 


 

Spring Semester: 9 Credits


 

Second Year

Fall Semester: 6 Credits


  • HIS Elective Credits: 3 
  • HIS Elective Credits: 3

 

Spring Semester: 6 Credits


  • HIS Elective Credits: 3 
  • HIS Elective Credits: 3 
 

Planning Notes for all students:


  1. 30 total credits required
  2. Students can begin in any semester or term, including, fall, spring, winter or summer.
  3. Students can take elective courses in any semester or term. For list of electives, see program Organizational Development and Leadership, Historical Administration Concentration, M.S. 
  4. Students can take core courses in any semester or term.
  5. The above sequence is for illustrative purposes only. Students can tailor their program to their individual needs.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Alumni of this concentration have careers in:

  • Archives
  • Museums
  • Historical preservation/fundraising
  • Historical interpretation

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?

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.