Organization Development and Knowledge Management

George Mason University

12 months
27720 USD/year
11736 USD/year
11736 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Develop the essential leadership, creative problem-solving, and analytical skills needed to become a change agent in your organization, work, and life with the Organization Development and Knowledge Management master's degree at George Mason University.


In this cohort-based program, you will be part of a dynamic community of professionals. Explore organizational leadership theory and practice, the shift from hierarchical structures to group-based learning, and best practices to promote the creation of adaptive, collaborative work environments. 

Educational Opportunity

You will graduate with the capacity to manage, evaluate, and affect rapid change in government, corporate, and nonprofit organizations.

The Organization Development and Knowledge Management program from  George Mason University is designed to meet the needs of contemporary society and of organizations undergoing rapid changes and shifting from hierarchical structures to more group-based learning environments. 

While focusing on the human and social aspects of organizing, the program also emphasizes the use of collaborative groupware technologies to support interactive learning, knowledge sharing, and knowledge creation.

This unique cohort-based program is offered in a part-time executive format, with classes offered primarily held Friday evenings and Saturdays on alternating weekends.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Organization Development and Knowledge Management
  • Group Dynamics and Team Learning
  • Social and Organizational Inquiry
  • Creating Learning Organizations
  •  Foundations of Coaching
  • Coaching and Organization Development:
  • Knowledge Management and Collaborative Work
  • Leadership and Social Justice
  • Organizational Development Practices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




35 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11736 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11736 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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