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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

Evidence-Based Coaching - PhD in I/O Psychology


Return to: PhD in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology  

The Evidence-Based Coaching specialization prepares students to facilitate change that can help individuals and organizations improve performance and achieve goals. Coursework provides students with a scholarly knowledge of leadership coaching models, leadership development practices, and change management principles as well as evidence-based coaching skills. Students may also select one elective course from other doctoral specializations in Research and Evaluation; Consulting Psychology; Forensic Consulting; or Organizational Diversity and Social Change.

Degree Requirements


  • 110 quarter credit hours

Curriculum


Dissertation (20 cr.[minimum requirement]-120 cr. [8-year maximum timeframe])*


  • IPSY 9000 - Dissertation *To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook. In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation course until they complete an approved dissertation, which usually requires more than the minimum terms in the dissertation course shell.

Course Sequence


Quarter

Course

Credits

1

IPSY 8000 - Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology  

5 cr.

IPSY 8755 - Leadership and Leader Development  

5 cr.

2

IPSY 8480 - Psychology of Organizational Behavior  

5 cr.

IPSY 8214 - Consulting for Organizational Change  

5 cr.

3

IPSY 8706 - Ethics and Standards of I/O Psychology  

5 cr.

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦  

5 cr.

4

IPSY 8552 - Psychological Motivation at Work  

5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

5 cr.

IPSY 8753 - Leadership Coaching: Theories, Concepts, and Processes   6 cr.

5

DRWI 8507 - Coaching Skills Virtual Intensive   0 cr.

IPSY 8551 - I/O Tests and Measurement  

5 cr.

6

IPSY 8754 - Personnel Psychology in the Workplace  

5 cr.

IPSY 8756 - Leadership Coaching: Practices and Applications  

6 cr.

7

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

5 cr.

IPSY 8579 - Job Attitudes, Measurement, and Change  

5 cr.

8

IPSY 8576 - Advanced Personnel Psychology  

5 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

5 cr.

9

Elective**

5 cr.

IPSY 8115 - Writing a Quality Prospectus in Psychology  

5 cr.

10–13+

IPSY 9000 - Dissertation *

20 cr. (minimum requirement)–120 cr. (8-year maximum timeframe)*

*To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation course until they complete an approved dissertation, which usually requires more than the minimum terms in the dissertation course shell.

**Based upon your career goals, you may choose one of the following elective courses for the Leadership Development and Coaching specialization:

 

Note on Certification


The MS and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology – Evidence-Based Coaching specializations have been designed to prepare students to sit for the national Board Certified Coach Examination (BCCE), which is administered by the Center for Credentialing and Education. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. Students must contact the Center for Credentialing and Education directly after completing all of the application requirements to apply to take the exam which is administered via computer-based testing (CBT) at numerous centers worldwide. For more information regarding the application process please see http://www.cce-global.org/Credentialing/BCC/Exam. As academic requirements may change, students are encouraged to check the Center for Credentialing and Education on a regular basis.