Organisational and Political Psychology 2018-01-27T15:52:51+00:00

Organisational and Political Psychology

Areas of Study

Organisational and political psychology are growing fields because of the need to meet the demands of ever-more-quickly changing work settings, political institutions, and community organisations.Students interested in this field typically work in domains such as:
  • Social sciences, human resources, social and human services and clinical practice.
  • Politics, social and political activism and human rights.
  • Leadership, administration, consulting, organisational psychology, and coaching.
Three areas of study allow candidates with diverse interests to tailor their education in a non-traditional yet academically rigorous manner that is tailored to their individual needs and goals. The areas are:
  • Organisational Psychology: Professionals with this focus combine the academic domains of sociology, and social psychology with organisational leadership, behaviour and consulting. They help organisations develop and manage psychological capital and workgroup strengths. Provide coaching to managers and employees to enhance their success, and personal and professional development.
  • Political Psychology: Professionals with this focus foster the ability to provide leadership and action in the political and governmental sectors. They may also focus on working “outside the system” with community organizations, non-profits, and grassroots groups working for change.
  • Social Justice and Human Rights: Professionals with this focus work to promote and pursue social justice and human rights organizing and activism at the local, national and international levels. They typically work to increase knowledge of social and political justice and universal human rights and how to achieve these goals. They help people and communities learn how to advocate for social conditions and environments that meet basic human needs and promote social, economic, political, and cultural justice.

Certificates and Continuing Education

In addition to degree programs, certificate and continuing education credits are available that offer learning experiences for enhancing professional knowledge approved by professional agencies and organisations.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) and Doctor of Applied Science (DAS) Degree Requirements

  • A relevant master’s degree.
  • Documented pertinent professional experience.
  • 93 credits*, which include the following:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • 66 post-baccalaureate graduate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design, I, II. (12 credits)**
  • The eight-day Graduate Seminar at the ten-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Dissertation and Oral Defense. (12 Credits)

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Doctor of Applied Science (DAS)

  • 66 post-baccalaureate graduate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior t o, or after admission.
  • Research and Design I & II. (12 credits)**
  • The eight-day Graduate Seminar at the ten-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Project and Oral Examination. (12 Credits)

*All relevant graduate credit, including those credits from graduate degrees, as well as approved graduate level, continuing education, certification and licensing coursework.

** Distance Learning.


Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MSc) Degree Requirements

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree.
  • Documented pertinent professional experience.
  • 45 credits* for each degree as follows:

Master of Arts (MA)

  • 27 post-baccalaureate credits* on-line with IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design I. (6 credits)**
  • The seven-day Graduate Seminar at the ten-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Thesis and Oral Defense. (9 Credits)

Master of Science (MSc)

  • 27 post-baccalaureate credits* graduate credits on-line wiht IUGS or in transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design I. (6 credits)**
  • The eight-day Graduate Seminar at the ten-day Residency (3 credits).
  • A Project and Oral Examination. (9 Credits)

*All relevant graduate credit, including those credits from graduate degrees, as well as approved graduate-level, continuing-education, certification and licensing coursework.

** Distance Learning.

 


What are the costs?

ALL TUITION AND FEES ARE PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS

Application Fee $250 (non-refundable)

Doctoral Degrees

Tuition (Includes advisement, library fees, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, Research and Design I & II, the external and internal reviews of the project or the dissertation, the oral project examination or the oral dissertation defence and the printing and binding of the project or the dissertation.)1 $20,000
*Mentor Fee (PhD candidates are required to hire a mentor. For non-PhD candidates a mentor is suggested but is not required). The typical mentor fee is $1,500 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor. *$1,500
Travel, food and lodging (Estimate) $2,000
Total Cost without mentor $22,000
Total Cost  with mentor $23,500

Master’s Degrees

Tuition (Includes advisement, library fees, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, Research and Design I, the exam and the review of the project, the oral project examination or the oral thesis defence and the printing and binding of the project or the thesis.)1 $13,000
*Mentor Fee (Master’s thesis candidates are required to hire a mentor. For master’s non-thesis candidates a mentor is suggested but is not required). The typical mentor fee for master’s candidates is $1,000 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor. *$1,000
Travel, food and lodging (Estimate) $2,000
Total Cost without mentor $15,000
Total Cost  with mentor $16,000

1 Total Cost does not include the cost for the evaluation of continuing education course content or for the testing of unevaluated continuing education coursework submitted for transfer, or online courses offered by the University.

Graded (evaluated) $200 per credit
Ungraded (unevaluated) $300 per credit
Independent study and online courses (if needed) $450 per credit

 


Meet the Dean – Dr. Daniel Jordan

Daniel Jordan, MA, PhD, ABPP

Dean, Faculty of Organisational and Political Psychology
Dean, Faculty of Public Health, Healthcare Administration
Chair, Institutional Review Board

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