• Leadership PsyD Class

    Leadership Psychology students participating in the onsite residency.

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    Leadership Psychology students participating in the onsite residency.

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    Leadership Psychology students participating in the onsite residency.

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Leadership Psychology

  • 98 credit PsyD earned over 4 years with 30 credits applied from a master’s degree from an accredited institution. 
  • Semester format running 2 courses each semester for 15 weeks plus one summer session.
  • 600 hours of practicum and 300 hours of internship required
  • Graduate portfolio and doctoral project
  • Three 4-day residencies held annually in the fall, spring and summer in Boston, MA: 
    • 2017-18 Fall Residency, November 1-4, 2017; Spring Residency, March 14-17, 2018 
    • 2018-19 Fall Residency, October 31-November 3, 2018; Spring Residency, March 13-16, 2019
    • 2019-20 Fall Residency, October 30-November 2, 2019;  Spring Residency, March 11-14, 2020
    • Summer I Residency, July 18-21, 2017—only mandatory for students taking Summer I courses. International students have an option of in-person or virtual attendance. (Two days per course)
  • First Year Entering Class attend a mandatory residency the week before classes start in fall or spring.
  • Orientation Dates:
    • Spring 2018: January 11-12, 2018
  • Students may begin the program in January or late August each year. Click here to view the academic calendar for our semester schedule.

Overview of Curriculum 

For students entering fall of 2016 to present

Required Courses (33 credits)
ORG LP762 - The Psychology of Leadership and Followership (credits: 3) 
ORG LP763 - Leadership, Use of Self, and Multicultural Competence (credits: 3) 
ORG LP705 - Ethics and Standards of Practice in Leadership (credits: 3) 
ORG LP703 - Advanced Integration of Leadership: Self and System (credits: 3)
ORG LP736 - Organization Development and Change (credits: 3) 
ORG LP764 - The Neurobiology of Leadership (credits: 3)
ORG LP741 - Adaptive Leadership and Resistance to Change (credits: 3) 
ORG LPXXX - Team and Group Development for Leaders (credits: 3)
ORG LPXXX - International Organizational Systems, Theory and Leadership (credits: 3)
ORG LPXXX - Advanced Dialogic Interventions (credits: 3)
ORG LP737 - Adult Development (credits: 3) 

Research Courses (9 credits)
ORG LP723 - Qualitative Methods of Naturalistic Inquiry (credits: 3) 
ORG LP729 - Statistics 1: Survey Design and Analysis (credits: 3) 
ORG LP722 - Statistics 2: Quantitative Research Methods (credits: 3) 

Practicum/Field Work Sequence (starts year 2) (12 credits)
ORG LP715 - Practicum 1: Leadership (credits: 1) 
ORG LP716 - Advanced Leadership Seminar 1 (credits: 1) 
ORG LP718 - Practicum 2: Leadership (credits: 1) 
ORG LP717 - Advanced Leadership Seminar 2 (credits: 1) 
ORG LPXXX - Practicum 3: Leadership (credits: 1)
ORG LPXXX - Advanced Leadership Seminar 3 (credits :1)
ORG LPXXX - Practicum 4: Leadership (credits: 1)
ORG LPXXX - Advanced Leadership Seminar 4 (credits: 1)
ORG LPXXX - Internship 1 (credits: 1)
ORG LPXXX - Advanced Leadership Seminar 5 (credits: 1)
ORG LPXXX - Internship 2 (credits: 1)
ORG LPXXX - Advanced Leadership Seminar 6 (credits: 1)

Doctoral Project Course Sequence (starts year 3) (6 credits)
ORG LP802 - Doctoral Project 1 (credits: 1)
ORG LPXXX- Doctoral Project 2 (credits: 2)
ORG LPXXX - Doctoral Project 3 (credits: 3)

Areas of Emphasis Required Courses
Students may only sign up for one area of emphasis.
Leading Non Profits and NGOs
ORG LPXXX - Leading Non Profits and NGOs Emphasis (credits: 3)
ORG LPXXX - Promoting Resilience in Communities After Trauma (credits: 3)
Neuroscience Leadership
ORG LP724 - Neuroanatomy (credits: 3) 
ORGLPXXX - Neuroleadership Research Lab (credits: 3)

Electives
Students who do not sign up for an Area of Emphasis take a total of 8 credits of electives. 
Students taking an Area of Emphasis only take 2 credits of electives.
Students may take courses in the areas of emphasis as elective credits as well.

ORG LP735 - Qualitative Methods II (credits: 4) 
ORG LP745 - Creative Change and Transformational Leadership (credits: 4) 
ORG LP761 - Process Consultation and Facilitation Skills (credits: 3)
ORG LPXXX - Leading Non Profits and NGOs (credits: 3)
ORG LPXXX - Promoting Resilience in Communities After Trauma (credits: 3)
ORG LP724 - Neuroanatomy (credits: 3) 
ORG LPXXX - Neuroleadership Research Lab (credits: 3)

Future Electives in Development
Advanced Intervention Skills (credits: 4)
Interpersonal Conflict Negotiation (credits: 2)
Organizational Culture and Leadership (credits: 2)
Addiction in Business (credits: 2)
Strategic Human Resources and Talent Management (credits: 2)
Executive Assessment and Development (credits: 2)
Motivation (credits: 2)

Total Credits: 68 + 30 credits from prior master's degree = 98

Overview of Curriculum 

For students entering fall of 2013 thru spring of 2015

Required Courses (52 credits)
ORG LP710 - Leadership and Followership: Theoretical Bases of Leadership (credits: 4) 
ORG LP711 - Leadership Development and the Use of the Self (credits: 4) 
ORG LP713 - Leadership Pro-seminar: The Self and the System (credits: 4) 
ORG LP725 - Qualitative Methods I (credits: 4) 
ORG LP740 - Adaptive Leadership and Immunity to Change (credits: 4) 
ORG LP757 - The Neuroscience of Leadership (credits: 4) 
ORG LP726 - Statistics and Research Methods I (credits: 4) 
ORG LP728 - Organizational Assessment and Intervention (credits: 4) 
ORG LP727 - Statistics and Research Methods II (credits: 4) 
ORG LP802 - Doctoral Project I: Leadership (credits: 1)
ORG LP905 - Fourth Year Practicum I: Leadership (credits: 2)
ORG LP910 - Advanced Leadership Fourth Year Seminar I (credits: 4) 
ORG LP902 - Doctoral Project II: Leadership (credits: 1) 
ORG LP906 - Fourth Year Practicum II: Leadership (credits: 2)
ORG LP911 - Advanced Leadership Fourth Year Seminar II (credits: 4)
ORG LP903 - Doctoral Project III: Leadership (credits: 2)

Electives (16 credits)
Students have 16 credits worth of electives they can use on any course in the Leadership PsyD program including new 3 credit and 2 credit courses listed above.
ORG LP712 - Becoming a 21st Century Leader (credits: 4) 
ORG LP748 - Systems Approaches (credits: 4) 
ORG LP735 - Qualitative Methods II (credits: 4) 
ORG LP745 - Creative Change and Transformational Leadership (credits: 4) 

Total Credits: 68 + 30 credits from prior master's degree = 98

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