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  • Ruth Wagner Named Interim Director
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  • MSOD Student Receives State's Highest Volunteer Award
  • International Fieldwork Experience
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  • The Scholar-Practitioner Tradition
  • Cohort Experience
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MSOD At a Glance

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

Duration: 18 months

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

Next Cohorts:
Cohort 71 begins February 7, 2015.
Application deadline is November 3, 2014. Admissions is rolling.

For more information about our application process, click here.

Information Sessions: Click here for a list of upcoming sessions.

Why AU MSOD?

  • 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 30 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 1,400 alumni who are experts in OD and system change. 
  • Flexible classes for working professionals - one weekend a month (FRI/SAT/SUN) for 18 months
  • Gain hands-on experience with our 12-day international residency and a practicum with a local organization

Carlos Valdes-Dapena
MSOD ’00

 Carlos Valdes-Dapena, MSOD/00

Current position: Consultant, Customized Learning Team Mars University

"Many of us were told that the program would change our lives, and I suppose it did for me. But it did more. When I started the program I had been working in the corporate world for 13 years. I knew there was a job for me to do, but I couldn’t find my place or a way to think about myself that felt authentic. The AU program gave me that clarity."

Faculty Profile

Dr. Robert Marshak

Dr. Robert Marshak has received the OD Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and is the author of over 50 publications on consulting and change.

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