MS in Organization Development

Master of Science in Organization Development

Graziadio Masters Programs

Designed for experienced professionals, Pepperdine's Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) prepares leaders in the art and science of managing strategic change.

Our 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.

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Program Overview

Important Dates

Fall 2016 Application Deadlines

Round 1: November 2, 2015
Round 2: February 15, 2016
Round 3: May 2, 2015

Decision Release Dates

Round 1: December 4, 2015
Round 2: April 5, 2015
Round 3: June 1, 2015


Various locations in California, China, Costa Rica, and France


Two years


Six face-to-face sessions plus integrated online learning

Work Experience

Three to five years organization experience desired.

Program Highlights

Blended Learning: Online and Face-to-Face

In addition to online learning, there are six face-to-face intensives lasting one week each. Three of these take place in California while the other three are held in China, Costa Rica, and France. This unique design makes the program accessible to students from all over the world.

Global Experience: 50 Percent in International Locations

Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management has the only graduate OD program in the world that spends more than 50 percent of class time in international locations. Going beyond simulations or simple company visits, students work directly with local managers on real issues.

As OD becomes increasingly global and cross-cultural, graduates are well-prepared to help organizations develop international capabilities.

MSOD Alumni

MSOD Alumni

Graduates of the MS in Organization Development program connect and support one another in personal and professional advancement. In addition to our mission-focused MSOD Alumni Network Council, our bi-annual conference and Founders Scholarship add opportunities for growth.

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