Organizational Development and Leadership, Public Organizations Concentration, M.S.

The Public Organizations Concentration of the Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership program provides those interested in a career in local, state or federal government settings with the opportunity to develop combined competencies in both leadership and public administration.

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What Will I Learn?

This program allows you to:

  • Learn basic principles and theories of organizational development and the role of leadership
  • Enhance skills and knowledge in public organizations
  • Combine theory with practical experience through an experiential capstone

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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.

The Graduate Catalog provides details about program requirements.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Alumni of this concentration have careers in:

  • A wide range of public sector agencies
  • Organizations that advocate or contract with the public sector
  • Policy-related jobs within elected and permanent legislative branches of government

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.