Organizational Development and Leadership, MS

Strengthen your community and produce ideas that have influence through proactive leadership by enrolling in the Organizational Development and Leadership Program. You know that advanced education and credentials will open a pathway for an upward trajectory in your current career or even open new doors for a career change. Our program will challenge how you think, how you lead, and how you work with others.

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What Will I Learn?

The Master of Science in organizational development and leadership is an interdisciplinary program that will provide students with several opportunities:

  1. To learn basic principles and theories of organizational development and the role of leadership.
  2. To enhance skills and knowledge in specified content areas.
  3. To combine theory with practical experience through an internship in the student's concentration.

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.

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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 Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Alumni of this concentration have careers in these areas and more:

  • For-profit and non-profit settings
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Consulting
  • Community organizations
  • Voluntary groups

The Public Organizations focus 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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Those interested in a career in the many applications of management information systems should consider the Management Information Systems focus of the Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership program.

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Leadership in Society is the broadest Organizational Development and Leadership, allowing you to select from a wide range of graduate courses in social sciences and humanities to best prepare for your own career goals.

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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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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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The Organizational Development and Leadership program with a business concentration is designed for students without a business or business-related undergraduate degree. The program is focused on leadership theory, leading change and organizational theory to prepare strong leaders and followers for the complex world.

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Organizational Development and Leadership, M.S. Degree Plan


Full-Time (30 Credits)

First Year

Fall Semester: 9 Credits


 

Spring Semester: 9 Credits


 

Second Year

Fall Semester: 6 Credits


  • BSN Elective Credits: 2
  • BSN Elective Credits: 2
  • BSN Elective Credits: 2

 

Spring Semester: 6 Credits


  • BSN Elective Credits: 2
  • BSN Elective Credits: 2
  • BSN Elective Credits: 2

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, Business 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.