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MS in Organization Development

Graziadio Masters Programs

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.

Our MSOD incorporates online learning with face-to-face intensives and has earned an international reputation as the premier organizational education graduate program in the field and as an innovator of experiential learning. Review the MSOD admissions guidelines and request more information today to learn more about our organizational development program.

Quick Facts


Month Program


MSOD Alumni

Aug. 25

Classes Begin




Int'l Locations


Study Abroad

*This ratio is the Graziadio average and may vary by program.

November 1, 2017 February 15, 2018 July 15, 2018 August 25, 2018
Fall 2018 Deadlines (Classes Start August 25, 2018)
Round 1, Priority Round 2, Regular Round 3, Final Classes Begin

*Applications submitted after May 2, 2018 are considered on a rolling, space-available basis.

10 yrs

Average Work Exp.


Average Age


Background by Industry*


Month program


U.S. States Rep.


Countries Rep.

* of students represented

Institutes and Research at a Glance

Institutes and Research at a Glance

Why a Pepperdine MSOD?

Six Locations

Our MSOD program consists of six, face-to-face intensive courses in the U.S. and abroad:

Monterey, California
Washington, D.C.
Lyon, France
Malibu, California

MSOD locations

Relevant Management Practices

With our MSOD curriculum, learn the latest in how to drive organization change that incorporates sustainability, globalization, agility, complexity theory, and advancements in neuroscience.

Foundation courses
Applied Research Project
Practice Portfolio

Relevant Change Management Practices

An Emphasis on Fieldwork

Some programs offer internships. Pepperdine students work directly in the field to gain invaluable hands-on experience both domestically and abroad. In three practicum sessions, students conduct fieldwork with real organizations and managers. Faculty and experienced alumni work with student teams and challenge them to take their practice to a higher level.

Relevant Change Management Practices

An Active Network

Through cohorts and team projects, Pepperdine students build a strong network of OD colleagues that endures long after graduation. Today, more than 1,200 MSOD alumni distinguish themselves as agents of positive change in organizations around the world.

MSOD Alumni

World-class Faculty

Collaborate with world-class faculty and thought leaders who lead in the organization development field as both practitioners and researchers. They have real-life experience from leading successful change in a broad range of multinational Fortune 500 companies and organizations. Our faculty speaks to you directly from their professional experience.

MSOD faculty