Master of Science in Organization Development Program
Lead Effective, Strategic Organizational Development Through a Global Lens
Successful organizations thrive when leaders possess not only a strong business acumen, but also a commitment to elevating their human enterprise. Pepperdine Graziadio's hybrid MS in Organization Development (MSOD) program has earned an international reputation as the premier graduate degree in the organization development field and as an innovator of experiential learning.
Designed for experienced professionals, the program offers a global perspective on strategic change and its impact on organizational effectiveness, while building multicultural competencies critical to business today. Students travel to domestic and international destinations on three different continents (China; Costa Rica; France; Malibu, California; Monterey, California; and Washington, DC) for intensive face-to-face courses where they gain invaluable field experience at leading-edge businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
Two Year Program
Taught by Leading OD Practitioners
Experiential, Global Learning
Global Alumni Network of 47,000+
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Focus: The integrated curriculum emphasizes social innovation, including DE&I, environmental sustainability, and community service.
Hybrid Model: Students build foundational knowledge through online courses and apply new learning during culturally immersive, 8-10 day, in-person residential intensives.
OD Leading Faculty: Courses are led by world-class faculty who are leading OD practitioners, researchers and scholars.
Incorporating Your Company: The Applied Strategic Research project allows you to integrate your company as the subject and directly apply new learnings towards your organization.
$15,020 per term*
Various locations and online
*Cost of tuition is in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year and is subject to change at the University's discretion.
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MS in Organization Development Admission
Priority Fall Deadline
Standard Fall Deadline
Final Fall Deadline
Prospective students for the MS in Organization Development program can expect to pay a tuition cost of $77,913 after merit awards. Without merit awards, the cost of tuition is $90,120.
|Full program cost||$90,120|
|Average merit award reduction||-$12,207|
|*Total tuition with merit award||$77,913|
*Pepperdine welcomes federal and state aid eligibility and veteran benefits which may further reduce tuition cost. Estimated tuition is based on the average merit award. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or above. MSOD students are eligible for merit scholarship for 3 terms.
The Company You'll Keep
When you join the Graziadio community, you'll join a global network of over 47,000 alumni actively shaping the world of business at top organizations, including:
Fall 2021 Student Profile
Bar graph shows the percentage breakdown of current industries our students were employed upon time of application submission. 20% Consulting/Business Services, 16% Education/Nonprofit, 12% Computer/Internet, 12% Other Industries, and 8% Financial Services/Insurance. This information reflects the data collected from MSOD applications for the Fall 2021 cohort.
Avg. Work Experience
Legacies of the Long Grey Line
In 1975, founder of the MSOD program, Patrick Williams, PhD, set out with the vision to educate future change leaders on a global scale. The program now consists of over 1,300 organizational development professionals working in Fortune 500 companies, governments, and nonprofits around the world. The Legacies of the Long Grey Line project tells the stories of 36 MSOD alumni and faculty representing a cross-section of this global community.
Values-Based, Personalized Learning
The Master of Science in Organization Development at Pepperdine Graziadio comes with small, collaborative classes led by our renowned faculty who are personally committed to your academic and professional success. With ethical, sustainable business woven into the core of our teachings and an emphasis on experiential learning, you'll experience a truly unique, transformational graduate degree within a global community of Best for the World Leaders.
Learning Together and from One Another
The MSOD program offers a diversified cohort experience that is unmatched to any other OD program in the nation. With a range of work history from 5-20 years and varied industry representation, students will benefit from the myriad of backgrounds their peers bring to the table. This balance contributes to the hands-on applied learning that helps develop the skills to be a global OD practitioner.
Gaining Experience on an International Level
Receiving much acclaim and recognition as the only Organization Development program in the world that offers students a micro and macro learning approach on an international level, the curriculum provides students with client-facing applied learning experiences in America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. This uniquely designed program allows students to learn Organization Development domestically and internationally while simultaneously enhancing their resume with consultative work across the globe.
Multicultural, International Client Experience
The MSOD program offers an immersive, hands-on, experiential learning experience with client facing consultative projects in America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. Developing our students on a multi-cultural basis and the readiness to be a global practitioner.
An Alumni Council Dedicated to Your Success
One of the most active and dedicated alumni groups within Graziadio, the MSOD alumni council regularly offers support and opportunities to connect and collaborate with current students. The group hosts a conference every other year to uphold their mission and initiative to "Pay it Forward" to the entire MSOD community. Additionally, dedicated members serve as an Learning Group Consultant to each current student, mentoring from the beginning and throughout the program and beyond.
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We strive to facilitate an enriching student experience. Bloomberg Businessweek, The Princeton Review, Forbes, Fortune, and U.S. News & World Report have reported on our high-quality programs and faith-based education.