USF Student Experience

MS in Organization Development

Our MSOD classes are held one night each week, and on occasional Saturdays, so you can work full-time while earning your degree.

You can also complete your degree in less than two years, with the typical program length being 21 months.

Unparalleled network and location in the SF Bay Area

Our downtown San Francisco campus puts you in the heart of business, innovation, and technology. You’ll take classes just steps from some of the most prominent organizations in their industries, providing you opportunities to engage with and build an expansive professional network.

I worked full-time at Adobe while I was in the MSOD program. The class schedule allowed me to balance my schoolwork while still progressing in my career. I’d meet with my cohort on weekends or evenings to collaborate on projects, and then I’d apply what I learned in class at the office."

VALERIE HIGGINS MS Organization Development '11
Who Are Your Classmates?

Gain hands-on experience solving real organizational challenges.

USF gives you endless opportunities to make connections in the Bay Area and beyond. You’ll build professional relationships by helping organizations and individuals thrive.

You’ll complete three consulting projects in collaboration with for-profit, nonprofit, and government organizations.

  • One consulting project focuses on a team observation.
  • In the second project, students apply research methods to a service-learning project in a nonprofit context.
  • The Culminating Project allows students to incorporate their learnings throughout the program by working directly with industry practitioners to solve a current OD challenge.

Genentech, Sephora, Gap Inc., Habitat for Humanity SF, and ASPCA are a few recent consulting-project collaborators, as well as innovative startups and small tech firms.

You’ll create a portfolio of OD engagements, as well as form valuable relationships with leading organizations across a broad range of industries and sectors.

MS Organization Development Degree Learning Outcomes


Participate in the OD Mentor Program

During the MS Organization Development degree program, students have an opportunity to be paired with an alumnus of as part of our new mentor program. 

Contact Info

Admission: Graduate

Monday–Friday 9 a.m–5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-2221