Doctorate in Organization Development And Change
Building on the Cabrini tradition of preparing graduates who are committed to social justice and making significant contributions to their workplace, local communities, and global initiatives, the Doctorate in Organization Development and Change is designed for mid- and senior-level executives and other experienced practitioners from all sectors of the workplace who are interested in studying and advancing theory, research, and practice in the disciplines of organization development, change management, and leadership.
Combining state-of-the-art education, visits from world-class scholar-practitioners, and a blended approach to learning, the PhD program focuses on developing skills in research and practice in keeping with the scholar-practitioner model of advanced education.
The 70-credit program is designed to be completed in three years. The structure of the program includes a weeklong intensive on-campus meeting consisting of an orientation and one course in the beginning of the first year of the program. Students attend weekend (Friday-Sunday) residency sessions on campus or virtually approximately every three to four weeks (June-March). All courses are offered in a blended online format, providing maximum flexibility for students to complete coursework. There are six courses/seminars in each of the first two years of the program. There are also substantive take-home examinations due at the end of year one and year two. The third-year is comprised of an International Field Experience and dissertation research and writing