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    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
   
 
  Aug 09, 2020
 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Summer II Addendum 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Summer II Addendum [Archived Catalog]

Ed.D. Organizational Leadership


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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is not currently accepting new students into this program. 

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Program Overview

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership degree program is designed to provide students with a learning environment that integrates the knowledge and skills needed for the development of organizational leaders ready to face the complex issues present in an ever-changing world.

Based on the premise that an organization’s success is directly and substantially linked to its leaders, the program is designed to prepare students to lead organizations faced with strategic challenges, such as, increasing globalization, changing economies, societal shifts, and individual organizational relationships. Students will have the opportunity to apply ethical and evidence-based techniques to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness to meet the challenges of the future.

Students should be aware that they will at times need access to an organization-whether their employer or any other organization-to maximize the opportunity to develop their competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Outcome One: Leadership in Teams
Evaluate the needs of teams and respond to them through appropriate and evidence-based leadership techniques that demonstrate an appreciation for diversity.

Program Outcome Two: Ethical Leadership
Identify, evaluate, and apply ethical solutions to resolve leadership dilemmas.

Program Outcome Three: Change Management
Integrate the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate organizational change through effective communication and motivation techniques.

Program Outcome Four: Application of Theory and Research
Evaluate and apply appropriate leadership theories to influence people and their decisions to increase organizational efficiency and effectiveness through research and analysis.

Program Outcome Five: Conflict Resolution
Apply appropriate conflict resolution skills at individual and organizational levels to maximize productivity and organizational effectiveness.

Admission Requirements

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is not currently accepting new students into this program. 

  • A graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by dean of the Graduate School of Business and Management, or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) in work leading to the master’s degree and in any subsequent graduate study.
  • A minimum score on an institution pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction.

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department of the individual campus to which application is being made. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Official transcripts from the institution that conferred the master’s degree and any institutions where graduate coursework was subsequently taken. Bachelor’s level transcripts are not required.

Policies

The following policies are located under Academic Policies and Procedures : Academic Calendar, Admissions Requirements, Attendance, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Service Learning, and Transfer Credit/Course Waiver. Click the link above for detailed information.

Graduation Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of 60 credit hours beyond the master’s degree that includes:
    • 15 credit hours of research core requirements
    • 24 credit hours of core requirements
    • 9 credit hours of elective requirements
    • 12 credit hours of doctoral research requirements
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0); any course in which a student earns a grade below “B-” must be retaken
  • Satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Exam
  • Successful completion and defense of the Doctoral Research Project
  • Completion of these requirements within seven years of matriculation into the program
  • A completed and approved Petition for Degree Conferral submitted to the Office of the Registrar. 

Doctoral Qualifying Examination

Students are required to successfully complete a Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE) that focuses on the learner outcomes that are associated with the required core courses of their programs. Students must take the DQE the session after successfully completing all required core courses and must pass it within three sessions of successfully completing all required core courses. Successful completion of DQE will be noted on students’ transcripts as QEOLEDD  Doctoral Qualifying Examination: EdD in Organizational Leadership. 

 

Research Core Requirements (15 Credit Hours)


Students enrolled in the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership degree program are required to complete four research core courses and one research elective course (15 credit hours

Students Choose One of the Following Research Core Electives


Core Course Requirements (24 Credit Hours)


Students enrolled in the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership degree program are required to take eight core courses (24 credit hours).

Electives (9 Credit Hours)


Students enrolled in the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership degree program are required to take three elective courses (9 credit hours). Please note that students are required to obtain advisor approval before taking doctoral level business (B-prefix) courses. Doctoral level business (B-prefix) courses may have prerequisites or may be otherwise unsuitable for students who are not enrolled in the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program. In addition, students can take one advanced research course that has not already been taken to fulfill the program’s Research Core Elective Requirements as one of their elective choices.

Doctoral Research Requirements (12 credit hours)


Upon successful completion of the prerequisite coursework and the doctoral qualifying exam (DQE), students enroll in doctoral research courses. To progress through each doctoral research course, students must successfully complete specified course objectives. If all objectives of the course are successfully met, students will earn a PR grade, permitting them to enroll in the next doctoral research course as outlined in the course sequence of their program of study. If objectives of a doctoral research course are substantively but not fully met (67% completed) by the end of the course (as determined by the research mentors) students will earn a grade of Incomplete Progressing (IP) for the course and must complete an IP contract outlining a plan for completion of the remaining course objectives. Students must successfully complete all remaining course objectives by the due date specified in the IP contract before enrollment is permitted in the next doctoral research course. If little to no progress has been made in a doctoral research course (less than 67% of the course objectives were successfully completed) or the IP contract is not successfully fulfilled within the specified timeframe, students will earn a grade of No Credit (NC). Students who earn a grade of NC in a doctoral research course are required to retake the course. A student may only receive any combination of two NC, W, or WF grades in doctoral research courses. Upon receiving the third NC, W, or WF grade in a doctoral research course, the student will be dismissed from the program. Published course objectives for each doctoral research course apply unless the student and research mentors agree to and confirm in writing alternative specified objectives more appropriate for a particular doctoral research topic. Students must fulfill the prerequisites of each doctoral research course before enrollment is permitted.

Extension Courses


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