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Master’s in Organization Development, MA

Master Organizational Leadership Online or in Chicago

The world is changing, fast. With a master’s degree in organization development, you’ll learn how to manage change effectively and guide others through the process. Study social and behavioral science to make your organization more effective.


Why Roosevelt for your Organization Development Masters

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Flexible online program

The fully online MA in Organization Development program accommodates your busy schedule. Courses are offered in an 8-week schedule format and delivered asynchronously to maximize the flexibility you need to balance your work, academic and personal life. Class sizes are purposely kept small to create an intimate learning environment where students can build relationships with classmates and receive individualized attention from faculty.

diagram of the Global OD Competency Framework

Core skills built on industry standards

The MAOD program's competencies are aligned with the Global Practice Framework of the Organization Development Network – the largest association of OD practitioners in the world. The classic OD values of authenticity, integrity, transparency and collaboration are woven throughout the curriculum.  These competencies ensure that our graduates are career-ready.

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Scholar-Practitioner Faculty 

Program faculty are highly qualified scholar-practitioners, including award-winning scholars and expert change management consultants with deep organizational experience in the field. Our faculty teach foundational theories but also use real-world cases and the student’s own organization as a laboratory to build practical understanding of how to drive positive change in organizations.


“I love learning about the ins and outs of organization development and took advantage of the extra networking resources the professors shared. I highly recommend this program.”

Shannon O’Connell, MA ’21