Community & Organizational Leadership - Master of Science Degree


 
 

Program of Study

Semester I (Fall) - Total (9 cr)
  • COL 700 (3 cr) Collaborative Leadership in Community Development
  • COL 710 (3 cr) Organization and Program Management
    • Prerequisites: COL 700 or concurrent enrollment
  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization
Semester II (Spring) - Total (6-9 cr)
  • COL 720 (3 cr) Outcome Based Program Evaluation
    • Prerequisites: COL 700
  • COL 730 (3 cr) Best Practices in Program Development
    • Prerequisites: COL 700
  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization

Semester III (Summer) - Total (6 cr)
  • COL 740 (3 cr) Grants and Funding for Small Projects
    • Prerequisites: COL 700
  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization
Semester IV (Fall) - Total (6 cr)
  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization
  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization (if not taken in summer)

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Students who choose coursework to complete the 30 credit requirement must pass:

  • a comprehensive exam, or
  • COL 798 (6cr) Project, or
  • COL 799 (6cr) Thesis

 

COL 700. Collaborative Leadership in Community Development.
3 cr. Examine the meaning of community, importance of community organizations in making positive changes and explore collaborative leadership competencies.
 
COL 710. Organization and Program Management.
3 cr. Examine theoretical and practical aspects of leading and managing organizations and programs. Theories of leadership and organizational behavior, and organizational change on macro (organizational) and micro (program) levels will also be covered. Management topics include communication, marketing, supervision, accounting and finance, strategic planning and ethics. In-depth investigation of various human and community programs and resources. Prereq: HCR 700 or Concurrent Enrollment.
 
COL 720. Outcome Based Program Evaluation.
3 cr. Designed to enhance the community health practitioner’s awareness of the importance of using outcome measures to guide the development and assess the effectiveness of interventions and programs. Prereq: HCR 700.
 
COL 730. Best Practices in Program Development.
3 cr. Overview of research and issues concerning the application and use of research-based information in the development of programming for children, youth, individuals, and families.
 
COL 740. Grants and Funding for Small Projects.
3 cr. Basic grant writing, understanding of agency and foundation granting, use of campus, agency and foundation grant funding sources and resources. Prereq: 700, 720, 730, or cons. instr. HCR 720 and/or 730 may be taken concurrently with 740.
 
COL 750. Field Work.
1-8 cr. Professional experience in an organization, agency, and/or institution related to your career goals.
 
COL 751. Independent Study.
1-3 cr. Planned study to supplement preparation in area of specialization.
 
COL 752. Readings.
1-3 cr. Independent reading and review of current literature; written reports. Prereq: Cons instr.
 
COL 755. Special Topics.
1-3 cr. Subtitle will designate human development topic. May repeat for credit with different subtitles. Prereq: Cons instr.
 
COL 798. Graduate Project.
1-6 cr. Practical project dealing with a specific problem in an academic area, employment or community setting, culminating in a defense and paper. If you are completing a project option for your degree, enroll in at least one credit of 798 each semester you’re working on your project. Credits vary. May repeat for 6 cr. max.
 
COL 799. Thesis.
1-6 cr. Research project dealing with a specific problem in an academic area and culminating in a thesis. If you are completing a research option for your degree, enroll in at least one credit of 799 each semester you’re working on your thesis. Credits vary. May repeat for 6 cr. max.
  
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