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Organizational Development and Leadership (ODL), M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Today’s healthcare systems are ever-changing. As a result, they need individuals like you who understand the art and science of leading dynamic change—individuals who can create a positive culture, improve organizational performance and maximize human potential.

All sectors (not-for-profit, for-profit, government, education and healthcare) are represented in the classroom, offering a rich diversity of perspectives and experiences. For students who work in the healthcare sector, the ODL program’s unique setting within a medical school and healthcare community will provide you with enhanced insight into healthcare systems and providers, as well as their organizational change issues, challenges and opportunities.

During this dynamic, 36-credit program, you will explore and share practical information in an open, collaborative learning environment. This program features full weekend delivery, a schedule designed with working professionals in mind, blending face-to-face learning and online, technology-based project work.

Program Objectives

Students will demonstrate development in the following competencies upon completion of the Master of Science degree in Organizational Development and Leadership:

  • Foundational competencies - reflective practice and self-awareness, relational health and group process skills, business/organizational knowledge and acumen, systems thinking and intervention design skills, personal character/ethics and individual-cultural diversity.
  • Functional competencies - leadership, assessment/diagnosis/action research, intervention design, coaching and mentoring, consulting and communication.

Accreditation

PCOM is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

The College is also approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Foundations and Systems of Organizational Development
  • Team Dynamics
  • Capstone (completed in the last term)
  • Systems Literacy
  • Communication Skills for Leaders
  • Appreciative Inquiry: Leading Positive Whole System Change
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Lab: Building Bridges to Co-Create Brave Spaces for Transformative Practice
  • The Adaptive Leaders Toolkit: A Lab for Collaborative Action

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

For matriculation into one of the master's programs, the applicant must have completed a bachelor's degree program from a regionally-accredited institution with a B average or better.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    829 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 829 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    829 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 829 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    829 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 829 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs

  • Suwanee, United States

    900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs
  • Philadelphia, United States

    800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

At PCOM, we are committed to making our education affordable for students. In recent years we have been able to lower our rate of tuition increase, even amid rapidly rising tuition rates at many of the nation’s other professional schools, thereby reducing the burdens on our students.

At our Office of Financial Aid, we understand that your education is a significant investment. We also understand that the financial aid process can be complex. Thus, we’re committed to helping you navigate the process, providing all the guidance and information you need—including types of aid, how to apply for aid, debt management counseling, and more.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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