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Doctorate in Organizational Development 

The doctoral program in Organizational Development (OD) builds on the Cabrini tradition and mission of preparing graduates who are committed to making ethical and socially just contributions to their workplaces, local communities, and global initiatives.

The program is designed for mid- and senior-level executives from all sectors of the workplace who are interested in studying and advancing theory, research and practice in the disciplines of organizational development, change management, and leadership.

Students can choose between a professional, practice-based Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and the more theoretical, research-based Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and can earn their degree in three years.

As a doctoral student, you will come to Cabrini's campus in beautiful Radnor, PA (a suburb of Philadelphia) one weekend a month and supplement your coursework with online learning, making it easier to balance work, family, and other life demands.

A cohort model, in which students take all classes together, allows for extensive networking and relationship building throughout the program.

For more information about the application process or the program, please contact Todd Matthews, PhD, at tlm395@cabrini.edu or 610.902.8172, or attend one of our Doctoral Open House events!

Year 1 - 2020-2021

5/18-5/22 - Orientation Residency and DORG 725 - Group Facilitation, Consultation, and Team Development

6/19-6/21 - DORG 700 - The Evolution of Organizational Development

7/17-7/19 - DORG 700 - The Evolution of Organizational Development

8/14-8/16 - DORG 715 - Philosophy of Science

9/18-9/20 - DORG 715 - Philosophy of Science

10/16-10/18 - DORG 710 - Theory and Practice of Organizational Leadership

11/6-11/8 - DORG 710 - Theory and Practice of Organizational Leadership

12/11-12/13 - DORG 735 - Socio-Cultural Dynamics, Morality, & Diversity in the Workplace

1/15-1/17 - DORG 735 - Socio-Cultural Dynamics, Morality, & Diversity in the Workplace

2/12-2/14 - DORG 730 - Organizational Assessment, Design, and Strategy

3/12-3/14 - DORG 730 - Organizational Assessment, Design, and Strategy

3/26-3/27 - Qualifying Exam End of Year 1 Preparation Residency

Year 2 - 2021-2022

5/17-5/21 - Orientation Residency (Monday) and DORG 755 - Leading in a Global Environment

6/11- 6/13 - DORG 745 - Research Design & Methods—Quantitative

7/9-7/11 - DORG 745 - Research Design & Methods—Quantitative

8/6-8/8 - DORG 746 - Research Design & Methods—Qualitative 

9/10-9/12 - DORG 746 - Research Design & Methods—Qualitative 

10/1-10/3 - DORG 750 - Corporate Governance and Business Ethics through a Social Justice Lens

10/22-10/24 - DORG 750 - Corporate Governance and Business Ethics through a Social Justice Lens

11/19-11/21 - DORG 760 - Advanced Topic Seminar: Negotiation, Conflict, & Communication Strategies to Advance Social Causes'

12/10-12/12 - DORG 760 - Advanced Topic Seminar: Negotiation, Conflict, & Communication Strategies to Advance Social Causes'

1/21-1/23 - DORG 765 - Advanced Topic: Advanced Quantitative & Qualitative Methods

2/18-2/20 - DORG 765 - Advanced Topic: Advanced Quantitative & Qualitative Methods

3/11-3/12 - Qualifying Exam End of Year 2 Preparation Residency

Year Three

Leadership Lecture Series II

International Field Experience

Dissertation: Proposal, Development, and Defense

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