Organizations, communities, and businesses need strategic advice to develop and grow in today’s complex, international environments. As a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems (HOS), you will develop the knowledge and competencies to help these organizations develop the structure, behavior, and leadership that will allow them to thrive.
Emphasizing the integration of adult development and human and organizational systems, the HOS program creates new approaches to leadership and designs for change in today’s complex local, national, and global organizations. As a nontraditional doctoral program, it provides you with the freedom to remain in your community, continue working while learning, and co-design your curriculum to optimize your goals. You build partnerships through vibrant, collegial interchanges that embrace diversity and infuse your learning with innovation and enthusiasm.
Remain in your local community through a variety of individual and collaborative group learning opportunities. Pursue your degree in ways that best fit with your career, family responsibilities, and study preferences.
Explore your passions with self-directed studies and optional concentrations. You and a faculty mentor will co-design a plan of study that is personally meaningful to you and will put you on track to achieving your individual goals. Our faculty bring experiential and academic expertise in management, systems, philosophy, sociology and psychology.
Participate in a vibrant, collegial, and engaged learning community of scholar-practitioners. Many of our HOS students serve in professions such as organizational consulting, human resources, and management. As a student, your individual experience and knowledge informs the research, theory, and practice within this program to address the challenges of modern global organizations.
Reach a new level of self-awareness for making a greater difference in the world through a program that focuses on organizational, community, and social systems. Guided by principles of social responsibility, the HOS program integrates adult and organizational development as a means for diversity and change. Our graduates have careers in consulting, strategic leadership for change, entrepreneurism, talent management, academia, and research.