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  • International Fieldwork Experience
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  • The Scholar-Practitioner Tradition

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 73 begins January 9, 2016. Application Deadline is Friday, November 20, 2015. Admissions are rolling.

Cohort 74 begins August 20, 2016. Application Deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016. Admissions are rolling.

For more information about our application process, click here.

Information Sessions: Click here for a list of 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 35 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

Rod Allen
MSOD ’09

Rod Allen, MSOD/09

Current position: Vice President of Human Resources New York Life Insurance Company

“Even though I have a fair amount of work experience, the program’s focus on the scholar-practitioner added breadth and depth to my knowledge base and enhanced the quality of my work. I now have a clear picture of how to grow as a leader.”