Ranks Online Masters of Organization Development and Leadership at No.5

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

by Rosemary Martin '14

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 5, 2014) — recently acknowledged Saint Joseph’s University’s Online Masters in Science of Organization Development and Leadership (MODL) as one of the top programs in its category. The fully online format for this program launched four years ago, and was recognized for academic excellence, course offerings and return on investment. SJU ranked fifth out of 20 highlighted schools.

"I am very proud to receive this ranking after such a short time online,” says Program Director Felice Tilin, Ph.D. “We worked hard to develop a program that is distinctive in the online realm using a unique experiential learning methodology designed for students to immediately apply what they learn to their work environments. I believe that the criteria of academic excellence and return on investment ranked high for SJU due to the team of esteemed part-time and visiting professors who dedicate themselves to educating, coaching and championing every single student in the program."

According to the Journal of Leadership Studies, organization leadership is one of the fastest-growing academic fields in higher education. SJU’s 36-credit-hour Online MODL program combines online courses and facilitative leadership clinics along with other meetings with professors and classmates. Most of the students are adult professionals who work full time, and they connect course work and real-world experiences with their respective careers. In two years or less, candidates graduate with a certificate or a master’s degree, along with the understanding and ability to initiate change, becoming leaders within their organizations.

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As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the  Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 8,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.


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