The Education and Human Resource Studies - Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change Specialization program from Colorado State University  is designed to help working executives, researchers, and academics develop the skills needed to improve organizational effectiveness, enhance decision-making, and develop analysis and research expertise.
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The mission of the Education and Human Resource Studies - Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change Specialization program from Colorado State University  is to use communication, leadership, and facilitation skills effectively in teaching, research, and engagement in order to empower and support prospective and practicing educators to become personally and professionally competent, effective, and caring community members.

Key facts:

The program’s coursework is grounded in organizational, strategic and change management theory, focusing on a combination of sociological, systems, psychological, and economic approaches to performance improvement strategies. This doctoral degree is a cohort structure offered as face-to-face, bi-weekly Saturday meetings held in downtown Denver.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Foundations of Educational Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Seminar: Proposal Development
  • Applied Linear Models-Educational Research
  • Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Analysis of Variance--Education Research

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • 10-12 years of advanced experience in a related discipline
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores from within the past five years
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Three recommendation letters

Tuition Fee

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    1432 USD/semester
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  • National

    584 USD/semester
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
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