Organization Development

Pepperdine University

24 months
1685 USD/credit
1685 USD/credit
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Designed for experienced professionals, the Pepperdine University Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) prepares leaders in the art and science of managing strategic change.


The MSOD incorporates online learning with face-to-face intensives and has earned an international reputation as the premier graduate program in the field and as an innovator of experiential learning.

The MSOD Program is designed for experienced, working adults who desire to pursue organization development as a relevant and strategic contributor in organizational life, and we invite you to join us in making a difference.

The MSOD application process is designed to insure alignment of professional and personal development goals with those of the program. In addition, we look at the fit of temperament and background with the MSOD experiential learning format. The applicant is asked to reflect upon and answer a series of questions about life and work experience to document the trajectory of organization experience leading to your decision to pursue an advanced degree. The applicant also is asked to benchmark his or her knowledge of self that we know from experience is instrumental to effective organization development practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations and Orientation to Organization Development
  • Foundations of Organization Theory and Consulting
  • Foundations of Culture and Globalization
  • Foundations of Large Systems
  • Foundations of Collaboration

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university (preferably in a related field) is required.
  • Four to six years of organization experience is desired, preferably as a consultant or line manager. Candidates also must be currently employed in an organizational context in which students can apply what they learn in class.
  • A graduate test score is not required, however, the Graziadio School reserves the right to require an applicant to attain an acceptable score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1685 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1685 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1685 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1685 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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