+1 Accelerated Master's (Dual-Degree) Program in any Temple University undergraduate major + Advocacy & Organizational Development (MEd)

This +1 Accelerated Program offers undergraduate majors in any school or college at Temple University the opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree and, then, in the year following, complete a Master’s Degree in Advocacy and Organizational Development. The program develops students' awareness of the views and experiences of others and the relationship of individuals and groups to each other, to institutions and organizations, and to the larger society. The master's program draws from social science theory and research to develop students' diagnostic and intervention skills in the areas of adult learning, strategic communication, systems perspectives, group decision-making, team development, training design, conflict management and conflict intervention.

Graduate Tuition and Coursework

Twelve (12) credits of graduate coursework, selected in consultation with your advisor from the courses below, are to be completed by the end of your senior year and will count towards both your undergraduate and graduate degree program requirements.  

  • AOD 5402: Communications and Conflict (3 credits)
  • AOD 5404: Organizational Communication (3 credits)
  • Select Two from Three Approved Elective (6 credits) selected in consultation with your advisor.  Selected courses must be relevant to the student's choice of specialization.

Only students who have been accepted for the+1 Accelerated Program will be able to register for these classes as undergraduates. The graduate courses will be coded as undergraduate courses on your undergraduate transcript and undergraduate tuition will be applied. After you matriculate into the graduate program, the graduate level indicator will be added to these courses so that they may also count towards  the master's degree.

+1 Accelerated Program Contact

Linda C. Jones, director of external teacher certification programs and certification coordinator
Phone: 215-204-8011
Email: lcjones@temple.edu

Program Contact

Janice Laurence, professor of policy, organizational and leadership studies, is faculty coordinator of the Adult and Organizational Development program.
Phone: 215-204-8079 
Email: janice.laurence@temple.edu