The Center for the Study of Organizational Change (CSOC) in partnership with the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri offers educational opportunities for students interested in the psychosocial and psychodynamic approach to organizational studies.
Focuses on understanding human action in administrative situations and on developing personal capacities for effective action in varied and difficult organizational situations.
Investigates processes and methodologies of organizational diagnosis, intervention strategies, and the role of a change agent.
Certificate in Organizational Change
The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Change provides students with a conceptual framework for analyzing, intervening in, and changing organizations. Students gain a deeper understanding of the contemporary challenges to organizations, particularly in the public and nonprofit sectors. This certificate is designed for students who plan to, or are currently, consulting in organizations or who are functioning as change agents in their management roles.
The Truman School of Public Affairs offers an interdisciplinary Doctorate in Public Affairs that prepares graduates for careers in universities, colleges, and applied research settings in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Doctoral students complete core sequences in public policy and management, research methods, and organizational analysis. At the doctoral level, students may choose to specialize in qualitative methods, participate in advanced organizational research practicum, and participate in readings courses to develop greater insight into organizational dynamics.
CSOC Doctoral Fellowships
The Competitive Organizational Change Fellowships support doctoral students interested in the psychosocial dynamics of organizational culture, politics, structure, and processes, in public, nonprofit, and private organizations.
Organizational Research Practicum
Our cross-dimensional approach is fertile ground for organizational researchers. We promote meaningful learning by placing researchers in organizations to observe the dynamics of organizational change first hand. CSOC provides qualitative research experiences that lead to a greater understanding of organizations and organizational change. Research teams are comprised of faculty and doctoral students at the University of Missouri-Columbia campus and researchers working in related fields across the country.
Last modified: April 23, 2013.