Individuals holding master’s degrees from
schools other than HPU can also complete one of these certificate
programs as a means of gaining entry to the Southern Cross
Ph.D. program. Each certificate requires the successful completion
of four HPU graduate courses.
This agreement provides important opportunities for HPU graduates
to immediately pursue a doctoral degree from a respected institution,
Southern Cross University. It is gratifying that SCU recognizes
the caliber of education that students receive at HPU and that
they have granted special status to HPU alumni who wish to pursue
their fine doctorate,” said Dr. Gordon Jones, dean of the
College of Professionals Studies.
Both HPU’s MAOC and SCU’s Ph.D. program were designed
to meet the global demand for expertise in leading and creating
change initiatives. The degrees are well suited to professionals
working in government, private industry, health care, the military,
and higher education.
As Southern Cross University Ph.D. candidates, students will
work in a direct mentored relationship with faculty supervisors.
Coursework can be completed via distance learning. All candidates
are required to attend a one-week residential conference each
year.HPU’s organizational change program is also recognized
by Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in San Francisco,
which also provides a Ph.D. program in organizational change