The Masters of Training and Development program has been discontinued effective winter 2021. Applications are now available for fall 2021 admission to the new Masters of Organizational Leadership.
Masters of Organizational Leadership
The Masters of Organizational Leadership program is designed to develop practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to enhance individual and organization development and performance. The Masters of Organizational Leadership degree is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 32 credits in an approved program of study.
Additional information is also available in the Addendum to the 2019-2021 Graduate Catalog.
The program is designed to develop practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to enhance individual and organization development and performance. Graduates of the program will be able to lead and support interventions and processes associated with diagnosing individual and organization performance problems and opportunities, designing and implementing solutions, and evaluating results.
Graduates of the program will be qualified to work as human resource development professionals, including directors of training centers, organization development consultants, instructional designers and performance technologists.
Students are admitted on a full-time and part-time basis and must complete the program in six years. Full-time students can complete the program in two and a half years. This program is offered at Oakland University. Classes for this program are offered week days in the evenings.
Admission terms and application deadlines
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Oakland University Graduate School by the semester deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.
- July 15 for fall semester
- November 15 for winter semester
- International applicants
- The Master of Training and Development Program does not admit students during the summer semester
To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:
- Additional department application requirements
- A formal statement detailing work and life experiences of preferably one year or longer that have led to the desire to pursue the Master of Training and Development degree program. The statement must be between 1,000 and 1,500 words.
- Additional Recommendation for Graduate Admission form
In addition to the two recommendations listed above, a third recommendation is required by the program.
- Recommendation requirements
All three forms must attest to the quality and scope of the applicant’s academic and professional ability.
- A minimum of one year of professional work experience post earning a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate coursework, showing a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better.
- The formal statement is evaluated on the basis of quality of writing, organization of ideas, clarity of expression and compatibility with program goals.
- An interview with the coordinator will be required of all prospective students.
Admission review and assessment
Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Oakland University Graduate School, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.