• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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.

About

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. 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Priority Application Deadline: February 1

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Evening, Weekday, Weekend
  • Credits
    35 alternative credits

    35-38

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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 24 months.
  • National

    11736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11736 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fairfax

  • 1330 - 2300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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