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Master of Science in Organization Development Program

Lead Effective, Strategic Organizational Development Through a Global Lens

Pepperdine Graziadio's Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) is an internationally recognized hybrid program known for its innovative approach to experiential learning and career preparation for both private and public organization development.  Designed for experienced professionals, this program offers a global perspective on strategic change and its impact on organizational effectiveness, while building multicultural competencies critical to business today. 

Start your career as a thriving organizational leader that understands the humanity of business in this two-year immersive program.  Travel to three different continents (Japan; Costa Rica; France; three U.S. based locations) for intensive face-to-face courses and gain invaluable field experience from leading-edge businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. 

Program Highlights



Hybrid Format


Two Year Program


Taught by Leading OD Practitioners


Experiential, Global Learning


Global Alumni Network of 48,000+


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The Future of Organization Development: The integrated curriculum emphasizes social innovation, including DE&I, environmental sustainability, and community service shaping today's organizations.

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Hybrid Model: Students build foundational knowledge through online courses and apply new learning during culturally immersive, 8-10 day, in-person residential intensives.

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OD Leading Faculty: Courses are led by world-class faculty who are leading OD practitioners, researchers and scholars.

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Consult with International Clients: During the course of the program, you will consult in teams with organizations that face real issues regarding organization development topics. Three of the four projects will be in countries other than the United States.

Quick Facts


$15,395 per term*




24 months


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*Use the Cost of Attendance Calculator to estimate the cost of your program of interest. This tool incorporates additional per term expenses such as living expenses (food and housing),  transportation, miscellaneous personal expenses, books, course materials, supplies, equipment, and fees.


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MS in Organization Development Admission

Program Deadlines



Fall 2024: Standard Deadline


Fall 2024: Final Deadline


Fall 2024: Classes Start


The Company You'll Keep

When you join the Graziadio community, you'll join a global network of over 48,000 alumni actively shaping the world of business at top organizations, including:

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Fall 2023 Student Profile

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Bar graph shows the percentage breakdown of current industries our students were employed upon time of application submission. 25% Consulting/Business Services, 16.67% Education/Nonprofit, 12.5% Healthcare, 8.33% Other Industries, and 4.17% Biotech/Pharmaceuticals. This information reflects the data collected from MSOD applications for the Fall 2023 cohort.



Average Age

13 Years

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.

What Our Alumni Are Saying

Adam Porter 
"MSOD has changed the trajectory of my life. What I appreciate most about the program is this balance of art and science, as well as heart and mind."
Adam Porter   
VP of Human Resources for Edwards Lifesciences
Beth Page
"MSOD, the community, the learning, and the experiences that we had really encouraged me to live big in my own life. "
Beth Page
CEO, Dream Catcher Consulting
Maria Racho
"The international aspects of the MSOD program are what really drew me in, as well as the practical application. "
Maria Odiamar Racho  
Venture Partner, Qubits Ventures
Albert Yu

"The MSOD program allowed me to channel my energies towards helping people grow and, by extension, develop teams that are capable of doing good work."

Albert Yo
Strategic Communications Consultant and Professional Coach



Student Experience


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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 Purpose-Driven Leaders.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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