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Why a Ph.D. in Organizational Learning?
The doctoral OLPC program is designed to prepare you for roles and responsibilities as a research professor or a leader in a variety of industries, such as:
You’ll gain all of the skills you need for research, practice, and consulting in organizational learning. You’ll leave the program equipped to understand workplaces on a deeper level, and to enhance them with long-lasting solutions.
Build a Strong NetworkJoin a Select Group of Peers
Work With Leaders in the Field
This program is highly selective. We look for students with diverse backgrounds and experiences, with:
Significant work experience
A strong belief in applying research to define problems and discover solutions
The drive to apply solutions to improve organizations and the people within them
Expand Your Career Goals
Graduates of our program go on to a variety of roles, including:
Global consulting firm director
Director of training and organizational development departments in Fortune 500 companies
Quality and process improvement manager
Senior vice president
Make an Impact
Be a Catalyst for Change
You’ll learn to examine individual roles, groups, and processes in organizations, then to develop and implement effective change solutions. And because the program is designed for working professionals, you’ll be able to apply what you learn immediately to your current workplace, influencing change before you graduate.
Prepare for a Faculty Role
In our program, you’ll develop a program of research, submit papers to research conferences, and present your work. You’ll publish your work in academic journals and explain how your research influences practice. Engage in scholarly debate, critique, and support of your peers’ research.
Our faculty have diverse academic, corporate, and consulting experience. Internationally recognized as leaders in the field, they’ll offer perspectives and research interests to help cement your learning through real-world examples and experiences.
Designed with You in Mind
Pursue your Ph.D. while maintaining your personal and professional life.
Our courses are delivered in-person at the CSU Denver Center, located in downtown Denver, Colorado. You’ll attend classes biweekly, allowing you to engage with your peers and instructors face-to-face.
Accelerated Program Format
The accelerated format of this cohort-based program lets you complete your coursework in three years. You’ll spend your remaining time in the program focused on your dissertation research, for a total of 60 credits (beyond a master’s degree).
Learn as a Team
Your cohort will learn to function as a team, developing research, and build innovative and practical skills together.
Leverage Online Tools
You’ll also use a variety of online learning tools to facilitate collaboration and to supplement your coursework.