Course Offerings

by Web Manager published Jan 23, 2017 09:55 AM, last modified Mar 09, 2021 01:12 PM

For a comprehensive discussion of the MPS in Psychology of Leadership degree requirements, including course planning guidance, please refer to the MPS Degree Requirements documentation.

Psychology Courses

The MPS in Psychology of Leadership program plans to offer the following courses during the indicated upcoming terms. List is current as of March 2021 but may be subject to change. 

Course

Type of Course Offerings: 1 section each semester unless otherwise noted

LEAD 555*

Full Range Leadership Development Elective for PSYLD majors; five required for degree FA21

LEAD 556*

Diversity Leadership Elective for PSYLD majors; five required for degree SU21

PSY 532*

Psychological Foundations of Leadership Required for PSYLD majors; elective for non-PSYLD students

FA21, SP22 - 2 sections each

SU22 - 1 section

PSY 539*

Foundations of Behavior, Motivation, and Attitudes at Work Required for PSYLD majors; elective for non-PSYLD students

FA21, SP22 - 2 sections each

SU22 - 1 section

PSY 811

Global and Cross-Cultural Leadership Elective for PSYLD majors; five required for degree FA21, SP22

PSY 812

Group Leadership and Effective Decision Making Elective for PSYLD majors; five required for degree SP22, SU22

PSY 813

Leadership for Creativity and Innovation Elective for PSYLD majors; five required for degree FA21, SP22

PSY 814

Psychology of Leading Work Groups and Teams Elective for PSYLD majors; five required for degree SP22

PSY 815

Psychology of Servant and Authentic Leadership Elective for PSYLD majors; five required for degree SU21

PSY 816

Dysfunctional Leadership Elective for PSYLD majors; five required for degree FA21, SP22, SU22

PSY 817

Psychology of Shared and Collective Leadership 
Elective for PSYLD majors; five required for degree FA21, SP22, SU22

PSY 818

Leadership Assessment and Development Elective for PSYLD majors; five required for degree FA21

PSY 833**

Ethics and Leadership: Psychological and Social Processes Required for PSYLD majors; elective for non-PSYLD students FA21, SP22, SU22

PSY 894***

The Capstone Experience (two sections) Required for PSYLD majors; last course in program

FA21, SP22, SU22 - 2 sections each

Offerings by semester

FA21: 532 (2), 539 (2), 811, 813, 814, 816, 817, 818, 833, 894 (2)

SP22: 532 (2), 539 (2), 811, 812, 813, 814, 816, 817, 833, 894 (2)

SU22: 532, 539, 812, 816, 817, 833, 894 (2)

*All sections of all 500-level courses are open to all graduate students. 800-level PSY courses are open to PSYLD students only.

**Formerly PSY 533.

***Students require prior approval from the program in order to enroll. 

Non-Psychology Electives

The following is a comprehensive list of approved non-Psychology elective courses for the MPS-PSYLD program. Please refer to the Schedule of Courses to see if a class is offered during a given semester. 

Designation

Title Registration Instructions

COMM 531

Strategic Communications Theory and Implementation Contact Shannon Kennan at skennan@psu.edu for permission.

HPA 805

Change Leadership in Health Services Organizations Contact Daphne L. Mark at dlm79@psu.edu. Attach your resume to the email and copy in your MPS_PSYLD advisor to indicate their approval

HRER 802

Human Behavior and Organizational Performance  Contact Tricia Everhart at pxm205@psu.edu for permission.

HRER 836

Diversity in the Workplace Contact Tricia Everhart at pxm205@psu.edu for permission.

HRER 860

Ethical Decision Making for HR Practitioners Contact Tricia Everhart at pxm205@psu.edu for permission.

LEAD 862

Strategic Leadership Students may register via LionPATH

LER 464 / OLEAD 464

Communication Skills for Leaders in Groups and Organizations Students may register via LionPATH

MGMT 507

Positive Organizational Behavior and Wellbeing Students may register via LionPATH

MGMT 823

Organizational Change: Theory and Practice Students may register via LionPATH

MGMT 841

Human Resource Management Students may register via LionPATH

OLEAD 409

Leadership Development: A Lifelong Learning Perspective Students may register via LionPATH

WFED 572

Foundations in Organization Development and Change Contact Tracey McCloskey at tem8@psu.edu for permission.

WFED 585

Appraising Organization Change and Development and Consulting Contact Tracey McCloskey at tem8@psu.edu for permission.

WFED 884

Appreciative Inquiry Contact Tracey McCloskey at tem8@psu.edu for permission.