Curriculum

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Change starts at the top. Be part of it.

Organizational Psychology Course Sequence

Students should take courses in the proper sequence to satisfy prerequisites for advanced courses and to prepare for practicum placements. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) must be complete before beginning the practicum.

YEAR ONE
Fall Term
Term Credits = 13
Spring Term
Term Credits = 13
Summer Term
Term Credits = 13
* 220 Professional Development Seminar I
1 credit
* 221 Professional Development Seminar II
1 credit
* 550 MAOP Thesis Preparation
1 credit
* 519 Introduction to Adlerian Psychology
and Counselling Theories
3 credits
* 576 Strategic Human Resources Development
3 credits
548 Organizational Policy Frameworks
and Dispute Resolution
3 credits
* 570 Foundations in Organizational
Psychology
3 credits
* 472 Basic Intervention and
Assessment Skill
3 credits
580 Organizational Theory and Change Management
3 credits
* 641 Social Psychology and Individual
Differences
3 credits
* 530 Ethics in Organizational
Psychology
3 credits
567 Executive and Career Assessment and Development
3 credits
* 546 Research Methods in Organizational Psychology
3 credits
* 547 Group Therapy and Team Dynamics
3 credits
575 Executive Coaching / Consulting and
Leadership Development
3 credits
YEAR TWO
Fall Term
Term Credits = 4
Spring Term
Term Credits = 1
Summer Term
Term Credits = 2
549 MAOP Thesis
3 credits
549 MAOP Thesis (continued)
0 credits
549 MAOP Thesis (continued)
0 credits
221 Community Service Practicum I
1 credit
223 Community Service Practicum II
1 credit
587 Organizational Psychology Practicum
1 credit
    588 Organizational Psychology Practicum Seminar
1 credit


Practicum

An integral part of all master's programs at the Adler School is supervised field placements. Ongoing involvement in clinical activities at professional training sites, including Adler Community Health Services, provides an opportunity to apply and further develop the knowledge, skills, values, and competencies gained in coursework.

In your first year, the Community Service Practicum focuses on developing skills for community-based interventions, advocacy, social justice, and systemic interventions that benefit human welfare and well-being. A minimum of 150 clock hours of practicums is required.

In your second year, practicum focuses on developing competencies required for entry-level practice upon graduation. You must complete at least 350 hours in an organizational setting.

The Director of Clinical Training and Community Service will work with you to identify and approve clinical experiences. Because the focus is on integrating master's-level education with master's-level clinical training, the Adler School does not grant transfer credit for practicum credits earned elsewhere. Please refer to the Practicum Handbook for detailed information.