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Location: Chicago, Schaumburg, Online
Start Term: Fall, Fall B, Spring, Spring B, Summer
Program Type: 8-week class schedule, Master's, Graduate Online

The master's degree in organization development helps students develop expertise in the theories and practices of organization development, a systematic approach to improving productivity and competence in organizational settings. Students seeking an MA in organizational development will complete twelve courses to form a foundation of knowledge that will prepare them to assess organizational and individual needs, identify and implement solutions, and generate support.

Robert Tenuta
,  Department Chair
Erica Poremba
,  Schaumburg Advisor

What Differentiates Us



The MAOD program aligns to the competencies of the Organization Development Network Global Practice Network. The ODN is the premier professional association in the organization development industry.



Flexible delivery options including online, campus and flipped classrooms — Roosevelt was one of the first to offer this degree program fully online.



We have excellent faculty with years of experience in the field — our faculty brings years of relevant knowledge and skill into the classroom.

Expectations & Requirements


Every business needs an expert in improvement, whether it's a consultant or in-house. Through a series of courses, students will receive extensive training in workplace learning; instructional methods and delivery; instructional design models and theories; evaluation; and the latest technologies used in adult learning. Students will develop highly marketable skills that will prepare them to reshape tomorrow's workforce.

Sample Courses

  • Organization Behavior and Culture
  • Values and Ethics in OD
  • Organization Development
  • Group Facilitation
  • Leadership Theories and Application
  • OD Instruments, Analysis and Feedback I
  • OD Instruments, Analysis and Feedback II
  • Executive Coaching
  • Interventions and Applications
  • Evaluation of Change and Intervention
  • Leveraging and Diversity and Dimensions
  • Organization Development Portfolio


Career Options
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I have always had an interest in assisting people, teams, and companies with analyzing gaps and talent development. I selected the Masters of Arts in Organizational Development (MAOD) at Roosevelt University because I felt this program aligned with building my knowledge and skills around my interest. I would highly recommend the MAOD program from Roosevelt University because each of the twelve courses I took increased not only my knowledge and expertise but my confidence. I felt that the combination of learning from the professors and adjunct faculty was an excellent blend. I have been able to implement these skills in both my personal and professional life. The program helped me uncover that I do not need to be an expert in all aspects of organizational development and realize it is okay to surround myself with people that have the expertise I may be lacking. Although I have been in my role for a while, I know that what I have learned will allow me to expand on my current position and open up opportunities in the future. I am proud to say that I graduated from Roosevelt University.

Margaret O'Donnell 2016
​Master of Arts in Organization Development,
Kathy Iverson

The Master of Arts in Organization Development is the perfect degree for those who want to lead and inspire change in individuals and organizations. The applications are many and varied and can lead to exciting and important work in coaching, career development, organizational success, and change.

​Kathy Iverson
Associate Professor, Training and Development​, Roosevelt University

Admission Info

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  • Online Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities within the United States. Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Intent outlining your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in this program, and how it will help you achieve your goals
  • Admission Interview
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement.