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Olutosin Burrell, MS Organization Development, 2014

"The MSOD Program has focused my career trajectory to align my gifts with how I can best serve the world and make it a better place."
Program Overview

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 78 begins August 11, 2018.

Priority Consideration Application Deadline is Monday, March 19, 2018.

Regular Admissions Application Deadline is Monday, April 23, 2018.

Admissions are rolling. Learn more about our application process.

Information Sessions: View our upcoming sessions.

Master the Power of You


  • 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
Voices of Change

Voices of Change

SPA's Master of Science in Organization Development presents a new podcast pilot series.

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Admissions Information Sessions

Cohort 78 begins August 11, 2018. The Priority Admission Deadline is Monday, Monday, March 19, 2018. The Priority Admission Deadline includes an application fee waiver and applicants are ensured first consideration for seats in the cohort.

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MSOD Alum Rod Allen

Rod Allen, MSOD ’09 Alum

“The program’s focus on the scholar-practitioner added breadth and depth to my knowledge base and enhanced the quality of my work.”

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