Fielding Graduate University is proud of its legacy developing true scholar-practitioners. What is unique about the Fielding ODC PhD curriculum is that we provide you with the foundation you need to become a scholar while offering you the flexibility to be the type of practitioner you aspire to become.
Our PhD offers a master’s along the way, as well as the option to fulfill elective requirements choosing not just from HOD (Human and Organizational Development) electives but from any of the general electives offered in the IECD (Infant and Early Childhood Development) program and/or the Leadership for Change program.
These courses create a strong core for your advanced studies while challenging you to consider perspectives and contexts beyond your current profession.
Foundations of Doctoral Study
Doctoral Competencies Seminar
Foundations of Inquiry
Foundations of Organization Studies
Systems Approaches to Leadership, Organizations, and Society
Social & Ecological Justice
Organization Development and Change
Practicum in Organization & Systems Change
Qualitative Research Methods
Quantitative Research Methods
ODC Comprehensive Assessment
Electives: Define Your Own Scholar-Practitioner Identity
Our electives offer you the flexibility to find your own definition of what it means to be a scholar-practitioner. See the Fielding catalog for a full list of electives. Below are examples of how you can use electives to set your own path. Our concentrations allow you to further extend these interests.
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Structural Inequality and Diversity
Social and Ecological Sustainability: Theory and PracticePlus two additional electives*
Intervention Theories and Methods
Group Dynamics and Team Learning
Intervening in Systems
Consulting Process and Practice
Strategic Organizational Change ProcessPlus one additional elective*
Leadership Theories and Methods
Public Policy and Public Action
Inclusive Leadership: Transforming Self and Systems
Leadership for Social and Ecological SustainabilityPlus one additional elective*
Theoretical Foundations of Evidence Based Coaching
Organizational and Leadership Coaching
Evidence Based Coaching PraxisPlus two additional electives*
Creativity and Innovation in Organization Design
Culture, Technology, and Social Change in the Digital Age
Media, Technology and Disruptive InnovationPlus two additional electives*
The Scholar - YOU DECIDE!Craft your own scholar-practitioner identity with six electives (24 credits)!