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Master of Science in Organization Development
At a Glance

Site: Washington, D.C., and domestic and international residencies

Duration: Approximately 21 months

Schedule: 11 course curriculum in 3-day class weekend format; three residencies plus integrated online learning

Next Cohorts:

Cohort 77 begins January 13, 2018.

Priority Consideration Application Deadline is Monday, September 25.

Regular Admissions Application Deadline is Monday, October 23.

Admissions are rolling. Learn more about our application process.

Information Sessions: View our upcoming sessions.


  • 82% of our recent graduates have obtained positions in their desired career path within 1 year of graduation or are actively using their degree within their current positions.
  • Recognized as one of the top programs in the country for OD, our experiential learning program has defined the field for over 37 years
  • Learn from internationally recognized OD scholar-practitioners and leaders
  • Experience a curriculum steeped in the foundations, skills, and emerging methodologies of OD
  • Explore new ways to work within and across organizations
  • Develop your leadership ability to become a stronger ethical, authentic change agent
  • Connect to a network of more than 1,700 alumni who are experts in OD and system change. 
  • Flexible classes for working professionals - one weekend a month (FRI/SAT/SUN) for 20-21 months
  • Gain hands-on experience with our 12-day international residency and a practicum with a local organization

Jack Shankman
MSOD ’99

Jack Shankman, MSOD/99

Current position: Director of Organizational Development Bon Secours Health System

“I started this program after consulting for many years. It gave me a real theory base to rest my practice on—one that took me to new levels as
an OD practitioner. I use what I learned every single day.”