Doctor of Psychology in Leadership Psychology (PsyD)

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Help Reshape Leadership with our PsyD in Leadership Psychology

Expertise and leadership don’t always go together. If you’re an experienced professional with a master’s degree who wants to become a more confident, influential leader in your field—and help others unlock their potential—the Doctor of Psychology in Leadership Psychology from William James College could be the right program for you.

This innovative PsyD program offers expertise in the neurology, theory and practices of effective leadership that you can apply to your current role or to career opportunities in consulting, training, education and more. It features a flexible hybrid format that accommodates full-time work schedules, so you can advance your skillset without hitting pause on your career.

Program Features

  • Hybrid format combines online courses with four-day residencies three times a year
  • Program includes a 400-hour practicum and 600-hour internship, with the opportunity to use your current place of work as a field experience site (subject to approval)
  • Small cohorts of five to ten students means you can build meaningful relationships with faculty and peers
  • Study with faculty who are active practitioners in their fields, who can bring real-world examples and case studies to your classes

Program Format

The PsyD in Leadership Psychology combines online courses with periodic residencies. Coursework covers 68 credits of classes and field experience.
Residencies last four days each and take place in the fall, spring and summer of each year. You can complete this program in as few as four years full-time or six years part-time.

To fulfill graduation requirements, you will complete a doctoral project that shows how you have synthesized concepts from the program and applied them to an area of professional interest.

Emphasis Areas and Concentrations

You have the option to complete an emphasis and school-wide concentration as part of your PsyD program with us. Emphasis areas focus on a specific branch of leadership, while concentrations offer cultural competence and additional opportunities to hone your ability to lead diverse groups.

College-Wide Concentrations:

  • African and Caribbean Mental Health
  • Asian Mental Health
  • Global Mental Health
  • Latino Mental Health
  • LGBTQIA+ Studies

Program Emphasis Areas:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Leading Non-Profits and NGOs
  • Neuroscience of Leadership Psychology
  • Inclusive Leadership

Core Curriculum

Required (Core) Courses

  • Required Courses
  • ORG LP762 – The Psychology of Leadership and Followership
  • ORG LP763 – Leadership, Use of Self, and Multicultural Competence
  • ORG LP705 – Ethics and Standards of Practice in Leadership
  • ORG LP703 – Advanced Integration of Leadership: Self and System
  • ORG LP736 – Organization Development and Change
  • ORG LP764 – The Neurobiology of Leadership
  • ORG LP741 – Adaptive Leadership and Resistance to Change
  • ORG LP810 – Team and Group Development for Leaders
  • ORG LP803 – International Organizational Systems, Theory and Leadership
  • ORG LP704 – Advanced Dialogic Interventions
  • ORG LP737 – Adult Development

Research Courses

  • ORG LP723 – Qualitative Methods of Naturalistic Inquiry
  • ORG LP729 – Statistics 1: Survey Design and Analysis
  • ORG LP722 – Statistics 2: Quantitative Research Methods

Practicum/Field Work Sequence (Begins Year 2)

  • ORG LP715 – Practicum 1: Leadership
  • ORG LP716 – Advanced Leadership Seminar 1
  • ORG LP718 – Practicum 2: Leadership
  • ORG LP717 – Advanced Leadership Seminar 2
  • ORG LP719 – Practicum 3: Leadership
  • ORG LP730 – Advanced Leadership Seminar 3
  • ORG LP720 – Practicum 4: Leadership
  • ORG LP731 – Advanced Leadership Seminar 4
  • ORG LP915 – Internship 1
  • ORG LP917 – Advanced Leadership Seminar 5
  • ORG LP916 – Internship 2
  • ORG LP918 – Advanced Leadership Seminar 6

Doctoral Project Course Sequence (Begins Year 3)

  • ORG LP802 – Doctoral Project I
  • ORG LP919 – Doctoral Project II
  • ORG LP920 – Doctoral Project III

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