Organizational Development and Leadership, Public Organizations, MS

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.

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

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:

  • 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

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Organizational Development and Leadership, Public Organizations 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


  • Public Organizations Elective Credits: 3 
  • Public Organizations Elective Credits: 3

 

Spring Semester: 6 Credits


  • Public Organizations Elective Credits: 3 
  • Public Organizations 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, Public Organizations 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.