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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:

  • Corporate
  • Government
  • Military
  • Medical
  • Nonprofit

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.

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Build a Strong Network Join 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:

  • University professor
  • Global consulting firm director
  • Director of training and organizational development departments in Fortune 500 companies
  • Entrepreneur consultant
  • Quality and process improvement manager
  • Senior vice president
  • CEO

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Want to Take the Next Step?

Our Graduate Programs Coordinator can answer any questions you have.

Graduate Program Resources Useful Links

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Our graduate programs have slightly different application requirements. Get all the details for your application here.

There are a number of funding opportunities available for our graduate programs.

Tips and timelines for what to expect on your doctoral journey.

Learn about our dedicated faculty and their areas of interest.

View our Accreditation Documentation

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