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William James College

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William James College

William James College, located in greater Boston, is an accredited college offering graduate degree programs in Organizational Psychology, Leadership Psychology, and Executive Coaching. These graduate programs are offered in blended and online learning formats.  

The MA in Organizational Psychology (MAOP) can be taken online or as a blended program. The Master's program is 11 months, 30 credits and offers a concentration in Talent Management.  

The PsyD in Leadership Psychology is primarily online with 2-3 annual residencies each year of the program. It is 4 years full-time or 5-6 years part-time. Doctoral concentrations include Educational Leadership, Neuroscience of Leadership, Inclusive Leadership, and Leading Non-Profits & NGOs.

The 8-month Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching is a Level 1 ICF Accredited Coach Education program and offered in a blended format.

Our graduate programs at William James College offer a supportive learning environment, expert faculty who provide career mentoring and academic expertise, as well as hands-on internship experience as part of our curriculum.

To learn more, please visit our website at www.WilliamJames.edu/OLP or attend one of our monthly program webinars.


  • Organizational Psychology MA

    The Master of Arts (MA) in Organizational Psychology is a 1 year program that can be completed fully online or as a blended program with weekends-in-residence.  Both formats accomodate a full-time working professional. A concentration in Talent Management is available to students.  Our 30-credit curriculum includes an 80-hour field project, which provides students with hands-on learning and application of coursework.

    Our faculty offer advising, career mentoring and many years of combined expertise in the field.  The mutlidsciplinary Organizational Psychology curriculum draws both from psychology and organizational behavior.  It inegrates theories of individual, group, and systems behavior with workplace case studies, applied projects, and research..

    Learn more on our website or attend one of our monthly program webinars.

    More Information » www.williamjames.edu/academics/olp/organizational-...

    Organizational Psychology MA
  • Leadership Psychology PsyD

    The Leadership Psychology PsyD at William James College is a 98-credit doctorate degree, which can be completed in four years full-time and six years part-time. The porgram is primarily online with 3 in-person residencies in the Fall, Spring and Summer at our greater Boston campus. 

    The accredited doctoral program in Leadership Psychology is for current and aspiring managers, consultants, and other individuals, with an average of 10 years of work experience, who want to exercise leadership, create lasting and positive change, or create followership. The program is designed to accommodate working professionals who work in varying contexts from all over the world.  Concentrations include Educational Leadership, Inclusive Leadership, Neuroscience of Leadership Psychology, and Leading Non-Profits and NGOs.

    Career Opportunities: Leadership psychologists work within organizations and as external practitioners in any number of roles and titles including: Leader...
    More Information » www.williamjames.edu/academics/olp/leadership-psyd...

    Leadership Psychology PsyD
  • Executive Coaching, Graduate Certificate

    WIlliam James College offers a highly acclaimed 8-month program in Executive Coaching (referred to as GCEC), which combines psychology, business, organizational development and coaching theory to support leaders in achieving powerful outcomes.

    At William James College, the subject matter is a rich mix of psychology, business, organizational development, coaching theory, principles and practices, and assessment. You and your cohort, individuals from diverse backgrounds, will gain an exceptionally strong foundation of cutting-edge knowledge.

    You will study in a Level 1 ICF Accredited Coach Education program and develop working knowledge and skills in core competencies of professional executive coaching.

    A certificate in executive coaching provide students with:

    The psychology of individuals, relationships, and groups in organizations
    How businesses work
    Coaching principles, practices, skills and techniques. 

    Learn more by visiting our we...
    More Information » www.williamjames.edu/academics/olp/executive-coach...

    Executive Coaching, Graduate Certificate