MS in Creativity and Innovation Overview Innovation is the spirit of solving real world problems through new ideas and critical thinking. Drexel University's accredited Online Master’s degree in Creativity and Innovation develops students' ability to solve these problems through challenging and practical coursework that fosters professional excellence for tomorrow's leaders. Students will acquire the skills to conduct methodical analysis of problematic situations in a variety of settings, whether corporate, educational or military, and devise and implement the best possible solutions. This degree is ideal for burgeoning professionals looking to develop themselves and the organizations they work for. Online Open HouseView our archived online open house to learn more about the program.Skills AcquiredAs a student of the MS in Creativity and Innovation accredited program you'll be taught to:Assess and develop your own creative strengthsEffectively identify problematic situations within a variety of settings and fieldsProduce plausible and creative solutions to solve real-world dilemmasMethodically analyze and implement the best possible solution to these situationsImprove workplace results through the executive of innovative practicesExamine and interpret contemporary research in creativity and innovation in both academic and professional settingsParticipate in cutting-edge research with emerging creativity scholars virtually or on-campus to collaborate, share ideas and receive assistance with literature review, methodology, and grant writingDevelop in-house expertise in your own workplace to foster creative environments and identify fellow creative problem-solversExpertise in the WorkplaceA recent IBM study conducted amongst 1,500 chief executive officers worldwide identified creativity as the most important leadership quality of the future. Many of these CEOs were from Fortune 500 companies like Pepsi, BF Goodrich, Ford Motor Company, Disney, Time Warner, and K-Mart - all of whom employ a “Chief Innovation Officer” or “Chief Creativity Officer” as part of their executive staff. The diversity of these companies reflects the multidisciplinary nature of career options for graduates of the accredited MS in Creativity and Innovation.Drexel at the Center of CreativityDrexel is headquarters to the American Creativity Association (ACA,) affording students access to some of the world’s most prominent thinkers, researchers, and writers in the field of creativity and innovation. The Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation, directed by Dr. Fredricka Reisman, is housed directly in the Goodwin College on Drexel's main campus in Philadelphia. The Torrance Center promotes cutting-edge creativity through programs that cultivate skills in creative thinking, innovative leadership practices, and problem solving-techniques. The Center works to enhance individuals' creative thought and their ability to imagine new ideas by developing otherwise unseen solutions for both day-to-day and long term problematic situations. The Creativity Graduate Student Association (CGSA) offers students an opportunity to work together to promote innovative leadership within and outside of Drexel University.Program Director - Dr. Fredricka ReismanDr. Fredricka "Freddie" Reisman is a professor at Drexel University's Goodwin College, and director of the Drexel/Torrence Center for Creativity and Innovation. Formerly, Dr. Reisman served as assistant provost for assessment and evaluation, interim associate dean for research, and founding director of Drexel's School of Education. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Dr. Reisman served as professor and chair of the Division of Elementary Education at the University of Georgia, as an elementary, middle school and high school mathematics teacher in New York; and a mathematics education instructor at Syracuse University. She has authored a trilogy of books with the world-renowned creativity scholar and researcher, E. Paul Torrence, on teaching mathematics creatively. Dr. Reisman was awarded the national 2002 Champion of Creativity Award by the American Creativity Association and was appointed to the ACA National Board where she has served as an officer and is now president. The American Creativity Association (ACA) is a global network of creativity and innovation practitioners in fields ranging from business to education and the arts. The association's annual conference is one of the most successful gatherings of creative-minded professionals in the world.Dr. Reisman's recent work includes the Reisman Diagnostic Creativity Assessment RDCA. A free version can be downloaded into your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.This program is also available as a graduate minor.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Courses CRTV 501Foundations in Creativity3.0CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0CRTV 610Creativity and Change Leadership3.0CRTV 620Research Methods and Assessment of Creative and Innovative Thinking3.0CRTV 630Global Perspectives on Creativity3.0CRTV 640Creativity & Innovation: 1500-Present3.0CRTV 650Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation3.0CRTV 660Diagnostic Creative Intervention3.0Professional Electives12.0Selected in consultation with the Program Director and/or Advisor Suggested Electives Select two courses from the following:6.0EDAM 700Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings EDAM 702School Leadership & Decision Making EDPO 620Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications EDPO 628American Educational Policy and U.S. Competitiveness EDPO 632Ethics in Educational Policy Making EDHE 680Foundations of Evaluation EDHE 682The Evaluation Process EDLT 537Technologies for Performance Support EDLT 538New Media Literacies EDUC 516Diversity and Today's Teacher EDUC 532Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience EDUC 561Mediating and Resolving Conflict in School Settings EDUC 800Educational Leadership & Change EDUC 804Program Evaluation in Organizations Total Credits45.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institutionUndergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher Graduate GPA's will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA, and a cumulative GPA above 3.0 may be consideredRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationPersonal statement (500 - 750 words) describing your interest in the program. Specifically, please discuss: How the program relates to your previous educational activitiesIf changing course, why you are moving in a new direction with your educational goalsHow the program relates to your current line of workHow you plan to apply the program to your future goalsResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $921 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1228 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the MS in Creativity and Innovation Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.