Graduate of Organizational Leadership Catalog - Academic Policy - Graduation Requirement | Judson University Christian College

Graduation Requirements

All degree candidates must have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average, completed their Applied Research project and be approved for graduation by the Program Chair, the Chair of the Division of Professional Students, the Graduate Council and Faculty. No course grade lower than a C will be accepted towards graduation in the program. All course work must be completed before the actual graduation date.

Graduation Application

Applications for graduation must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office at least one year prior to the planned graduation date.  All degree seeking students at Judson are required to meet with their academic advisor to complete the application.  The advisor must review and approve the planned coursework.  Applications that are not filled out entirely or do not have a copy of the degree audit attached will be returned to the student for completion. Once the application is accepted by the Registrar’s Office, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain approval from the registrar for any changes in their plan for completing requirements and to verify that course registration each term matches the approved plan.  No late applications will be accepted. 

The Application for Graduation form is available via MyJudson/Student Info/Resources – Forms (bottom right hand column).

Required Credit Hours = 37 Hours

Course Requirements

Core Requirements

Required = 10 Courses, 30 Hours

  • ORL501 Leadership Theories and Practice
  • ORL505 Analysis and Research Strategies
  • ORL510 Ethical Leadership
  • ORL515 Leading High Performance Teams
  • ORL520 Organizational Culture and Politics
  • ORL525 Global Leadership: Leading Across Cultures and Distance
  • ORL605  Intergenerational Leadership
  • ORL610 Leadership, Change and Innovation
  • ORL616 Strategic Leadership and Communication
  • ORL620 Applied Leadership Decision Making

Research Project

Required = 1 course, 4 hours

  • ORL625 Applied Research Project  in Leadership

Mentor Accountability

Required = 1 Course, 3 Hours

  • ORL601 Leadership Mentor Program 

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