ELDP: Columbia University

Prior to starting your job as a Tactical Officer (TAC), the Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) portion of your assignment through the Eisenhower Leadership Program (ELDP) takes 12-months to complete earning a master’s degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University (Teachers College).  Officers are stationed at West Point during this period and are assigned to the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership. They are inter-post transferred to the Brigade Tactical Department after graduation for the remainder of their tour as a TAC. Classes are coordinated between USMA and Columbia University, with some held on post but most are held on the Teachers College, Columbia University campus in New York City. Below is a list of courses you will take:

Summer Courses (JUN-AUG)

•ORLJ 4005: Organizational Psychology

•ORLJ 4009: Behavioral Research 

•ORLJ 5005: Leadership

•ORL 5362: Group and Team Dynamics

•LD710:  Quantitative Research Methods

Fall Courses (AUG-DEC)

•ORLJ 4001: Executive Coaching

•ORLD 4051: Adult Learning

•ORLJ 5340: Adaptive Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

•LD720: West Point, the Army, and the American Military Experience

•LD730: Cross Cultural Leadership


Spring Courses (JAN-MAY)

•ORLJ 5045: Organizational Dynamics and Theory

•ORLJ 5010: Field-Based Coaching Practicum

•ORLJ 6343: Practicum in Change and Consultation in Organizations

•LD740: Leader(ship) Development

Learn More


For more information on the program and course descriptions from Columbia University, CLICK HERE.

Contact Us


Contact our Tactical Officer Recruiting and Selection Liaison for more information about the Eisenhower Leader Development program at Comstafftacrecruitingteam@westpoint.edu.