Progression and Retention

  •  School of Education, Social Sciences, and The Arts
    Department of Social Sciences  

     Organizational Leadership (Ph.D.) Program Benchmarks

     
    Organizational Leadership Program Entrance Benchmarks
    :

    • Master’s degree in relevant discipline with minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Graduate level coursework in social science research methodology and statistics with minimum B in each course
    • Statement of purpose
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Successful interview with Admissions Committee


    Level 1: First semester (Fall) of first year Benchmarks for Target Progression and Retention:  

    • Complete ORLD 601, 602, 603 (9 hours total)
    • Earn minimum 3.0 GPA with no F’s


    Level 2: Second semester (Spring) of first year Benchmarks for Target Progression and Retention:  

    • Complete ORLD 612, 611, 610 (9 hours total)
    • Earn minimum 3.0 GPA with no F’s


    Level 3: Third semester (Summer) of first year Benchmarks for Target Progression and Retention:

    • Complete ORLD 613, 617 (6 hours total)
    • Earn minimum 3.0 GPA with no F’s


    Level 4: First semester (Fall) of second year Benchmarks for Target Progression and Retention:

    • Complete ORLD 604, 614, 618 (9 hours total)
    • Earn minimum 3.0 GPA with no F’s


    Level 5: Second semester (Spring) of second year Benchmarks for Target Progression and Retention:

    • Complete ORLD 620, 623, 624 (9 hours total)
    • Earn minimum 3.0 GPA with no F’s


    Level 6: Third semester (Summer) of second year Benchmarks for Target Progression and Retention:

    • Complete ORLD 898 with Satisfactory grade (6 hours)
    • Complete ORLD 700 with Satisfactory grade (1 hour)
    • Pass all Comprehensive Examination questions (minimum 80% average score on each question)


    Level 7: Third year Benchmarks for Target Progression and Retention:

    • Complete ORLD 899 (6 hours total) with Satisfactory grade
    • Complete (successfully defend) dissertation proposal
    • Advance to candidacy (must be by no later than end of fifth year in program)


    Level 8: Fourth year Benchmarks for Target Progression and Retention:

    • Complete ORLD 899 (6 hours total) with Satisfactory grade
    • Complete (successfully defend) dissertation (goal is by end of fourth year, but must be by no later than end of ninth year in program)
    • Apply for graduation
    • Complete successful Graduation Audit

    Total Credits to complete Organizational Leadership: 61
    *Valid for current ORLD curriculum as of August 2017 – see Program Coordinator for updates


    Annual Student Progress Report:

    To monitor the retention and progression of our students, we ask that all active students (enrolled) complete and submit to their adviser an annual report of progress by April 30th. You may download this as a Word document here. Please input the requested information in the form and return to your adviser by April 30th.