Brainstormby yourself the first words that
come to mind to describe the ways in
which a Ph.D. differs from a Masters level
Software & Computing (Jen Rau & Grant
The insiders guide to Courses (Nick Rau)
SLSS Student Handbook and The Grad
School (Susan Murphy & Emily Benner)
Building Community at SSLS (Geary Cox)
• Many uses
• The Graduate School is building more capabilities for grad students
Correspondence from SSLS and The Graduate School
through JMU student email only.
Blackboard (and on the iPad or other tablets).
General Computing: http://www.jmu.edu/computing/
Accessing the library
JMU official Wireless using your laptop or iPad or
smartphone for library access or watching movies.
SPSS—Available to employees for free or can be bought
IRB– Institutional Review Board
The institutional review board or IRB is an
independent, administrative body established
to protect the rights and welfare of human
Mandatory training for persons planning to
conduct research involving human subjects
Qualtrics – Survey research suite.
“Easy enough for an intern” and it’s
FREE, to boot!
Eventually you will conduct research and
use surveys to gather data.
• Talk to Emily, upperclass students, & JMU MBAs
Psychology Stats Courses
• Grad Psych – Pass intro exam or take class
• Speak with Professors
• Register yourself!
Variable credit courses
Ph.D. Curriculum in
LEAD 900 – 12 hours
Advanced Leadership Dynamics:
LEAD 890 – 6 hours
Strategic Advocacy and
MBA 690 – 3 hours LEAD 710 - 3 hours
Postsecondary Education Studies
Policy Development and Innovation, Entrepreneurship Proseminar in Research Practicum in
Analysis in Postsecondary and Economic Development: Postsecondary Education: Postsecondary Studies:
Education: LEAD 780 – 3 hours LEAD 782 - 3 hours LEAD 785 – 3 hours LEAD 800 – 3 hours
Introduction to Business & Organizational Foundations – 15 hours (+ MBA 690 above)
Research Methodology & Evaluation – 12 hours Leadership Studies Required Courses Electives – Pick 3 from the MBA curriculum**
LEAD 600 – 3 hours Managerial
Multivariate Statistics: Finance: Suggested
PSYC 608 MBA 630 courses
include but are
not limited to:
Research and Measurement Public Policy & Accounting for
Inferential Theory: Accountability: Decision-Making &
Statistics: PSYC 606 PSYC 770 Control:
PSYC 605 MBA 620 *
**You may substitute one advanced statistics course
* Pre-requisite: for an MBA elective with advisor permission.
Part of the Capstone course (LEAD 890 3-6 credits)
4 major areas of study
1. Leadership theories and research as well as the role
of leadership in strategic change
2. Statistical analysis literacy with respect to study
design, analysis, as well as assessment strategies
3. General knowledge of business practices as applied
to case analysis
4. Concentration areas themes as designated by your
Work to develop study guide with instructor
and other students
LEAD 890: Advanced Leadership Dynamics
Synthesis of Written Case
New Readings Written
Org. Change Qualifying
1. Following the guidelines for your program, register for the appropriate course.
2. Choose a graduate faculty member to act as the chair of your committee then form
the rest of your committee under the guidance of your chosen committee chair and
among approved graduate faculty.
3. Submit the Committee Approval form to The Graduate School within two weeks of
4. After your research is completed and you are ready to begin writing, refer to the style
guide used by your academic unit and The Graduate School formatting requirements
5. Prepare a rough draft of your document.
6. Consult with your committee for approval of the content of your document.
7. Attend a formatting workshop scheduled in the semester that you plan to complete
8. Arrange for The Director of Student Support to review the format of your rough draft.
Review may be conducted in person at The Graduate School office or via email with
the Director of Student Support.
9. Make any necessary changes in content or format.
10. Obtain signatures on approval pages, signed in black ink on each copy.
11. Submit original signed copies of approval pages to The Graduate School.
12. Submit your document(s) to JMU libraries electronically.
13. For Dissertations, submit one copy electronically to ProQuest.
2 Key Policy Reminders
1. Continuous enrollment (except summer,
otherwise placeholder course GRAD 597 & $50)
2. YOU must apply to graduate.
Note. Two most frequently mentioned areas
students claim they “did not know about.”
Brainstorm as many questions as you can
for our student panel. In other words,
what information haven’t you heard yet
today, but were excited to ask about?