Organizational Leadership

Master of Arts

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Our MA in Organizational Leadership program exposes students to styles and theories of leadership within organizational contexts and structures. Highlighted key foundations in leadership include good intention, open mind and compassionate heart which are applied in real world contexts while being explored and developed within a rigorous academic context.

This program is designed for growth-oriented individuals and professionals working in business, government, social services, allied health, education, and the sciences who are interested in developing and enhancing their leadership skills in a humane and compassionate manner.

Students can complete the 30 credit MA in Organizational Leadership program entirely online by following this curriculum.

Curriculum Requirements
Admission Requirements
The MA in Organizational Leadership requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better GPA in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee *waived through 6/30/2021 by using code GRFEEWAIVER2021!
Admission Deadlines

Students pursuing Organizational Leadership can apply for admission to any of the upcoming semesters. Here are the deadlines for 2021-22 academic year:

  • Summer 2021 – April 15, 2021
  • Fall 2021 – August 1, 2021
  • Spring 2022 – December 1, 2021

*We suggest submitting your documentation at least two weeks prior to the posted date to ensure your application is complete and can be reviewed by the deadline. 

Register Now for Spring 2021

Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!

Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Register for Courses” option on the left. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.

Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.

New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to psu-registrar@plymouth.edu or faxed to 603-535-2724.

Graduate Tuition Rates – Tuition for graduate coursework is calculated on a per credit rate based on residency status. Click here to see the current tuition costs.

“How much will my graduate program cost?” and “How will I pay for it?” are two of the most common questions asked when considering continuing your education. Here is some basic information about tuition, financial aid, scholarships and Graduate Assistant opportunities. We encourage you to click the links on this page for additional information and resources.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition for graduate level courses is assessed on a per credit basis, and differs slightly for NH residents and non-residents. Please note, the per credit rate varies depending on the level of the program to which you are admitted

2020-21 ESTIMATED Rates for New Hampshire Residents

Program Level Tuition Mandatory Fees Per Credit Total
Master’s $550 $42 $592
CAGS $575 $42 $617
EdD $640 $42 $682

2020-21 ESTIMATED Rates for Non-Residents

Program Level Tuition Mandatory Fees Per Credit Total
Master’s $765 $42 $807
CAGS $695 $42 $737
EdD $780 $42 $822

More information is available through the Student Account Services Office.

Financial Aid

Graduate students are eligible for financial aid in the form of student loans only. You will need to complete the FAFSA at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester you wish to begin taking classes. International students are not eligible for federal financial aid – please review our international admission requirements to learn more.

More information can be found on the Financial Aid webpages.

Scholarships

Each year, Plymouth State offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to admitted graduate students. Selection criteria include academic and professional achievements, commitment to graduate study, and achievement or pursuit of personal or professional goals. Visit the PSU Scholarship Opportunities webpage for additional information.

Graduate Assistant positions

Graduate assistants are an important part of Plymouth State’s collaborative learning community. They work alongside faculty, staff, and students to help achieve the University’s goals, while gaining valuable experience as assistants, researchers, and teachers.

At this time, our Graduate Assistant positions are limited and available only for certain graduate programs.  Please contact your program coordinator for more information on available positions and the application process.

We would be happy to provide you with more information about our graduate programs – here are a few ways to learn more!

INQUIREComplete a brief inquiry form and we will connect you with the program coordinator and provide you with additional information about the curriculum, admission requirements, faculty information, and more.

VISIT We hold information sessions and campus visits throughout the year, or we can schedule an in-person advising appointment – come check out our beautiful campus in Plymouth, NH

EMAIL Have a quick question about our wide array of graduate programs and certificates? Send us an email at forgrad@plymouth.edu

CHATWe would be happy to chat with you – just submit a question to one of our admissions advisors.

Want an answer right away? Give us a call – the Admissions Office is open Mon-Fri from 8:00am-4:30pm at 603-535-2237 or 800-FOR-GRAD.

Thank you for visiting our Mindful Corner. This is a grouping of resources that you can use to advance your understanding of mindfulness, both practice and theory. The content includes updated research on the latest mindfulness and neuroscience studies, links to local and global mindfulness resources, guided meditations, and videos/films about mindfulness. Please contact Annette M. Holba (aholba@plymouth.edu) if you have any questions or comments about the Mindful Corner.

External Mindfulness Resource Links

UCLA, Mindfulness Awareness Research Center

https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/about-marc

Guided MeditationsUCLA MARC

https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/audio

and here:

https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/mindful-meditations

and here:

https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/meditation-at-the-hammer

and here:

https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/patients

University of New Hampshire Mindfulness Resource Center

https://extension.unh.edu/resource/mindfulness-education-resources

Association for Mindfulness in Education

http://www.mindfuleducation.org/

 

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (CMind)

https://www.contemplativemind.org/

 

Contemplative Sciences Center, University of Virginia

https://csc.virginia.edu/UVA-mindfulness-center

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practices with Jon Kabat-Zinn

https://www.mindfulnesscds.com/

Mindfulness Center at Brown (University)

https://www.brown.edu/public-health/mindfulness/home

Rocky Mountain Mindfulness Center

https://www.rockymountainmindfulness.org/

Latest Mindfulness and Neuroscience Research

Positive Psychology: Mindfulness Research

https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-brain-research-neuroscience/

Greater Good Magazine: Mindfulness Research

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/the_state_of_mindfulness_science

American Mindfulness Research Association

https://goamra.org/

Mindful Schools: Research on Mindfulness in Education

https://www.mindfulschools.org/about-mindfulness/research-on-mindfulness/

US National Library of Medicine: A Review of Empirical Studies on Mindfulness

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3679190/

Research at UCLA-MARC

https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/research

Scientific American: Where’s the Proof?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wheres-the-proof-that-mindfulness-meditation-works1/

Popular Links for Guided Mindfulness Practice

Pema Chodron: Guided Meditation for Increased Mindfulness, Awareness, Calm Abiding, & Special Insight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl9FRX8kalE

Pema Chodron: Guided Meditation for Cultivating Unconditional Friendliness through Meditation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmthYcJ2FCA

Gregory Kramer: Discussion: Three Bases of Insight Dialogue (Interpersonal Meditation)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qm7hnS93lw

Gregory Kramer: At the Garrison Institute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBjtkyOANgg

Jon Kabat-Zinn: Leading a Session on Mindfulness at Google

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nwwKbM_vJc

Jon Kabat-Zinn: Mindfulness Today: Opening Meditation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nwwKbM_vJc

Arthur Zajonc: Four-Part Bell Practice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzkBK6rIoTM

Arthur Zajonc: Interviewed for the film ‘The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_OVGU7Ow1w

Videos and Films about Mindfulness

(This is a list of gathered short talks by well-known mindfulness practitioners)

Tara Brach – On Radical Compassion

https://www.tarabrach.com/transcript-tonglen-radical-compassion/

Pema Chodron – Tonglen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwqlurCvXuM

Jon Kabat-Zinn – On Mindfulness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nwwKbM_vJc

Shauna Shapiro – The Power of Mindfulness TEDx – Washington Square

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeblJdB2-Vo

Graduate Admission Team – Whether you are just graduating with your bachelor’s degree or have been out of school for a while, we are here to help guide you through the application process, assist in getting you registered for your first semester of classes, and provide you with “next steps, information, and resources on campus.

Program Coordinator/Advisor – Once you have been admitted into a graduate program, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will be your go-to person for class scheduling, program and/or curriculum questions, and academic guidance.

Office of the Registrar – can assist with course registration, transcript requests and degree conferral information

Student Account Services – please contact them with questions regarding your bill, employer reimbursement, or financial holds on your account.

Financial Aid Office – is here to assist financial aid, student loans, or other financial related questions.

Course Offerings for Organizational Leadership
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.