Human & Organizational Learning Cross-Disciplinary Team (Example 1)

Apply to the Ph.D in Education

Conduct research on complex organizational topics while developing theories and models to guide global, equitable, and sustainable organizational practices on our inaugural Human and Organizational Learning Cross Disciplinary research team. This team will be dedicated to learning how to understand various cultural interpretations of diversity, equity, and inclusion in order to support inclusive workplaces around the world. Examples of general problems addressed in this program of study include:

  • What theoretical frameworks are needed to develop inclusive global workplaces?
  • What strategies will enable the application of these frameworks?
  • What are the global leadership processes that will facilitate these strategies and
    their implementation in different cultural settings?
  • How does identity work inform the conceptualization and practice of diversity,
    equity and inclusion?
  • How can we help develop and sustain humanistic organizations?


Master’s degree in a field relevant to teaching and learning is required.


Official transcripts from every institution attended whether or not a degree was completed; graduate and undergraduate.

Standardized Test Scores

Official GRE Test scores not older than five years. International students must also submit TOEFL scores not older than two years. TOEFL score minimum for admission is 100 on the Internet-based or 600 paper-based; IELTS of 7.0. The institutional code is 5246.

Recommendations Required

Three (3) letters of recommendation, with one preferred from a professor in the applicant’s Master’s degree program.

Statement of Purpose

An essay of 1200 words or less, through which the candidate clearly identifies the purpose in undertaking cross-disciplinary graduate study in teaching and learning that includes: (a) rationale for seeking a Ph.D. in Human & Organizational Learning; (b) articulation of personal research interests and how those align with those of the faculty in the program; and (c) how the applicant’s background and related qualifications prepared for this work and align with long term goals.

Curriculum Vitae

Current curriculum vitae.

Writing Requirement (Optional)

Candidates are encouraged to submit a current writing sample. The sample should reflect the candidate’s abilities to articulate complex ideas and to utilize evidence in support of his/her arguments. The writing sample should also provide evidence of the candidate’s research skills and engagement with scholarship.


Interviews may be required. Applicants should be prepared to discuss the alignment of their research interests with those of the program faculty,


    Application Deadline: This program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2021.

    For more information on any of these requirements, please visit our Admissions FAQ page.


PhD Foundations of Educational Science (6 credits)

PhD Pro-Seminars (6 credits)

PhD Research Methods (12 credits)

EDUC 8120 Group Comparison Designs and Analyses (3 credits)
EDUC 8122 Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)
Advanced Research Methods – Quantitative (3 credits)
Advanced Research Methods – Qualitative (3 credits)

HOL Core (15 credits)

HOL 8100: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Organizations (3 credits)
HOL 8708: Global Leadership (3 credits)
HOL 8703: Human Systems Change (3 credits)
HOL 8705: Organizational Culture (3 credits)
HOL 8747: International, Multicultural Issues in Organizations (3 credits)

Cross-disciplinary Individualized Coursework (9 credits)

PSYC 8253: Social Cognition
PSYC 8254: Social Influence
PSYC 8255: Attitudes and Attitude Change
PSCHY 8275/WGSS 8275: Women and Health
PUBH 6599: Culture and Health
HDEV 6129: Cultural Effects on Human Development
ANTH 6102: Proseminar in Sociocultural Anthropology
SPED 8352: Disability and Public Policy
IAFF 6102: Global Gender Policy
ANTH 6507: Nationalism and Ethnicity
ANTH6501: Gender and Sexuality
IAFF 6136: Gender and Development
SOC 6268/WGSS 6268: Race, Gender and Class
SOC 6271: Gender and Society
WGSS 6260: Global Feminism
WGSS 6257: Gender and Sexuality
MGT 6215: Conflict Management and Negotiation

Dissertation Research (12 credits)

HOL 8999 Dissertation Research (12 credits)

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