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Organizational Development and Leadership (ODL)

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

M.Sc.
12 months
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829 USD/credit
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PCOM’s Master of Science degree in Organizational Development and Leadership (ODL) uniquely combines organizational theory and individual self-discovery to provide an essential leadership perspective. Our program, offered on the Philadelphia campus, is led by faculty with expertise in organizational development, leadership and change management.

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Overview

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.

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

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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