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Leadership and Organizational Development Bridge Program

Accelerated Leadership Degree Program at SLU

The accelerated bachelor's to master's program for a Leadership & Organizational Development degree (BA/MA) is designed for working professionals wishing to pursue a bachelor's degree in Organizational Studies and professional master's degree while maintaining part- or full-time employment. Our leadership programs offer courses in online formats with optional blended class meetings, in an accelerated 8-week term. These accelerated organizational development courses in St. Louis make our advanced online organizational and leadership courses more accessible for working professionals.

As a part of their undergraduate studies, Organizational Studies majors at SPS can take up to two courses (6 credit hours) that can be applied toward both the bachelor’s degree and the Leadership & Organizational Development master's degree.

Students may request permission to take up to two of the graduate-level ORLD courses as a part of their undergraduate education (this applies to students in any online program at SPS as well as business degree students). If accepted to the LOD program, these two courses would be applied toward the degree completion requirements. The student must possess a 3.0 GPA in his/her major and minor coursework taken at SPS in order to be granted permission to take these graduate level courses. Business degree students and other undergraduate level students who meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.

After completing these two graduate-level organizational and leadership courses, up to 6 credit hours will be applied to the 36-credit-hour professional master's degree in Leadership & Organizational Development, leaving only 30 credit hours to completion and saving students time and money.

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Application Requirements
All potential students who wish to apply for a graduate-level leadership program must apply directly to and be accepted into the School for Professional Studies (SPS) in order to enroll. Once admitted to SPS, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major, minor/certificate, and master's-level bridge courses in order to advance in the Leadership & Organizational Development Bridge Program. To complete the remaining 30 credit hours for a Master's degree in Leadership & Organizational Development, SPS students must apply and be accepted into the graduate program. Per the current standards, no transfer course is accepted toward the master's degree if the student receives a letter grade below "B".

To learn more about our organizational development courses in St. Louis, please fill out the form on this page for more information.

If you've already completed your bachelor's degree, check out the Master's Degree in Leadership & Organizational Development. To learn more about the program, request information today or give us a call at 1-800-734-6736.

Courses for Leadership and Organizational Development Bridge Program

Bachelor's in Organizational Studies
General Studies Core
credit hours:
48
Foundation Courses
OSTD 3305
3
credit hours:
27
Minor (or at least 21 hours of approved elective credits)
credit hours:
18 - 24
General Electives (Number of Credit Hours Depends on Minor)
credit hours:
19 - 26
Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) Foundation Courses (Complete up to two LOD Foundation courses as an undergraduate student)
ORLD 5030
3
credit hours:
6
Bachelor's degree credit hours:
120
Master's in Leadership & Organizational Development
Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) Foundation Courses (Complete any remaining LOD Foundation courses as graduate student)
ORLD 5030
3
credit hours:
6
Leadership Development Courses
 
or
ORLD 5350
3
credit hours:
18
Capstone Courses
ORLD 5900
3
ORLD 5950
3
credit hours:
6
Master's degree credit hours:
30
total credit hours:
148 - 161
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