Sample Schedule

Class schedules are designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. Each semester, fall, spring, and summer, students are expected to take two courses to stay in sequence. Generally, classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.; occasionally, a course is offered on Friday evening and Saturday. Students may finish coursework earlier by either taking three courses during some semesters and/or by transferring up to two graduate courses taken within the past five years and relevant to the ALS program.

Prior to starting regular classes in the fall, newly admitted students will take a one-credit ProSeminar course during the summer. This course will be offered one night per week for four weeks from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Students will be oriented to expectations for scholarship, including academic writing style, research and conference presentations, learning how to search the literature through the IUP library's online resources, and writing a short paper related to their potential dissertation research interest.

This schedule may be subject to change. Additional optional electives may be offered.

Summer I (Year 1)

  • LDRS 800 Pro-Seminar (1 credit)

Fall I

  • LDRS 810 Nonprofit Management
  • SOC 802 Classical Social and Organizational Theory

Spring I

  • SOC 803 Contemporary Social and Organizational Theory
  • SOC 862 Analysis of Social Data (Statistics)

Summer II (Year 2)

  • SOC 804 Social Policy
  • LDRS 811 Administration in the Public Sector

Fall II

  • SOC 865 Qualitative Methods
  • SOC 863 Quantitative Methods I

Spring II

  • SOC 864 Quantitative Methods II
  • LDRS 801 Leadership Theories

Summer III (Year 3)

  • ECON 820 Managerial Economics
  • Elective

Fall III

  • LDRS 861 Program Evaluation
  • LDRS 802 Leadership Applications

Spring III

  • LDRS 900 Dissertation Seminar
  • Elective

Summer IV (Year 4)

  • Elective