PHILADELPHIA (February 5, 2014) —
TheBestSchools.org recently acknowledged Saint Joseph’s University’s online Master of Science in Organization Development and Leadership
degree (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,” said 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 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.
With over two million hits a year, TheBestSchools.org informs prospective students about university and college programs. Learn more about the Online MODL ranking.
— Rosemary Martin '14
Courtesy of SJU University Communications