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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 74 begins August 20, 2016. Application Deadline is Friday, May 6, 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

Katie Stratton
MSOD ’07

Katie Stratton, MPP/07

Current position: Senior Consultant, Research and Insights The Advisory Board Company

“The AU MSOD experience was so much more than your typical master’s program. I was given the opportunity to deepen my understanding of the theory and practice of organization development—and of who I am and how I can impact the organizations I work with.”