Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership

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Program disclosures for Denver Campus
Program disclosures for Online

This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.^

Managers analyze problems. Leaders solve them. Earn your Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership from University of the Rockies and discover how to solve problems in any organization. 

Career Opportunities

  • Strategic organizational consulting
  • Management consulting practice
  • College and university teaching
  • Senior management in human resources
  • Organizational development
  • Executive coaching
  • Corporate training
  • Leadership development
  • Operations management
  • Organizational research
  • High-potential succession planning
  • Organization planning
  • Municipal employee entrance testing 

Degree Objective

This doctoral degree is the culmination of graduate studies in leadership and organization. It demonstrates your ability to assess organizations by relying on research and evidence. Anticipate the impact of strategic initiatives and organizational change. You will also evaluate diversity in organizations as a competitive advantage. Plus, you will create your own development solutions and evaluate them based on human performance technology. Finally, demonstrate your expertise by writing your dissertation. 

Your coursework includes discovery and applications in areas such as:

  • Performance management
  • Organizational change
  • Global organizations
  • Employee and team motivation
  • Training and development
  • Management and leadership
  • Teams in organizations
  • Organizational systems and dynamics
  • Executive coaching
  • Research in organizations
  • Human resource management
  • Ethics
  • Assessment and measurement
  • Diversity

Graduation Requirements

To fulfill the requirements for the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership, you must successfully:

  • Complete program coursework of 62 credits*
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
  • Complete dissertation requirements*
  • In-residence course requirements (applies to online students)

* Students can refer to these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about dissertation.

Online Schedule

Your course schedule is flexible. Take online courses one at a time. Online courses are offered in an accelerated six-week format and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dissertation courses are nine weeks in length.

Faculty

Your faculty members all have earned doctorates and have recent experience practicing what they teach. At University of the Rockies, both the theory and its practical application are taught. Your instructors will enliven your discussions and enhance your feedback with real-world lessons from their workplace experience.

Residency

Although you will be enrolled in an online program, certain facets of your doctoral coursework necessitate one-on-one or group interaction. For the Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership program, you are required to attend three in-residence weekends in Denver, CO. Please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this in-residence requirement.

Special Terms and Conditions

COLORADO RESIDENTS

This program of study does not meet, nor is intended to meet, the requirements for professional licensure in the State of Colorado. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership program is not a licensure program.

OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership program is not a licensure program. The University of the Rockies cannot confirm whether its courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure in your state. For information regarding professional licensure requirements in your state, you should contact the applicable licensing board or agency in your state and determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure in the state where you reside.

Additional information will be provided to you when you contact the school and during your first term in your program of study.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit http://www.rockies.edu/ophdodl.

Licensure Information

^The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

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