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Graduate Degree Programs

Organizational Development and Change: Consulting Skills

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

William J. Rothwell
310B Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-2581
Fax: 814-863-7532

To become effective Organization Development (OD) consultants and OD practitioners, hands-on experience is necessary. After completing the certificate program, students will have skills and competencies that can be applied to help the organizations they serve continuously improve and maximize potential. To be awarded the Certificate in Organization Development and Change: Consulting Skills, students must successfully complete 12 credits of coursework in the courses listed below.

Admission Requirements:

An applicant for the graduate certificate program must hold either (1) a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or (2) a postsecondary degree that is equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree earned from an officially recognized degree-granting international institution. Additionally, all international applicants must meet the Graduate School's English proficiency requirements.

Required Courses

WF ED 572 Foundations in Organization Development and Change (3)
WF ED 881 Marketing Organization Development (3)
WF ED 884 Appreciative Inquire (3)
WF ED 582 Assessing Data: Organizational Diagnosis (3)
*TRDEV 565 Impelmenting Training and Development Programs (3) is an approved substitution for one of the starred courses listed above.

Effective Semester: Spring 2016

Expiration Semester: Spring 2021


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