Program Overview

The M.S. in Organization Development (MSOD) program empowers professionals to lead change through collaboration and mutually trusting relationships in the organizational system.

Students study theories and models of OD, practice participatory action research and develop skills to effectively contribute to, manage, and lead teams. The MSOD program values self-awareness, self-care, reflection, and compassion as building blocks of change.

There is a minimum of two years of professional work experience required for MSOD admission. This brings a common level of knowledge into your cohort and classroom.

The MSOD program curriculum is designed around four essential elements that define the field: reflection (self-as-instrument), diagnosis, implementation, and evaluation.

  • The MSOD curriculum is comprised of 32 units–24 units of core coursework and 8 units of electives.
  • Loading... are scheduled weeknights and occasional Saturdays; a convenient student schedule for working professionals.
  • Classes are held at the downtown campus at 101 Howard Street, San Francisco California.

A Top-Tier Program

Our program is accredited by the AACSB, the highest standard of achievement held by only 5 percent of business schools worldwide.

And no matter the industry, every successful business values the management, communication, and analytical skills required to resolve workplace challenges and look at internal growth strategically. Our MS in Organization Development graduates have studied and practiced these skills.

With an MS in Organization Development degree, you’re prepared to lead.

Companies value organization development experts for their specialized abilities.


  • Direct change at all levels of the organization
  • Promote collaboration and create effective teams
  • Encourage and support individual development
  • Influence and negotiate with key stakeholders