Which Program is Right for You?
The three programs in Social-Organizational Psychology – the M.A. program, the Executive M.A. program, and the Ph.D. program – all share a common grounding in the adherence to a scholar-practitioner model and to a belief in the importance of examining and understanding organizational issues from multiple contexts and perspectives. The programs are, however, designed for different constituencies of students.
For those newer to the field or transitioning in from another discipline or career, the M.A. program is likely to be the program to which this student is best suited. For those wishing to pursue a career in academia or in a research position within an organization, and who already have some experience in research, the Ph.D. program is likely to be the program to select. For those with extensive professional experience who continue to work full-time but wish to pursue an advanced degree, the Executive M.A. program may be the more appropriate program.
|Program||Experience of Applicants||Curriculum Focus||Number of Credits||Full / Part-Time||Structure||Years to Complete||Additional Admissions Criteria|
|M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology||At least 2 years of professional experience preferred||Broad exposure to the field of Organizational Psychology||45||FT or PT||Semesters||Approximately 2 years||MA Criteria|
|Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology||Previous research experience strongly preferred||Research and theory-building in Social-Organizational Psychology||75
||FT||Cohort||5-7 years unless currently hold M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology||PhD Criteria|
|Executive M.A. in Change Leadership||At least 8-10 years of professional experience||Skills and competencies required for leading Organization Change||45||PT||Cohort||Approximately 1 year||XMA Criteria|