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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 47,000+


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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Focus: The integrated curriculum emphasizes social innovation, including DE&I, environmental sustainability, and community service.

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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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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.

Quick Facts


$15,020 per term*




24 months


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

Fall 2023 Deadlines


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Tuition Information

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:

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Fall 2021 Student Profile

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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.



Average Age

15 Years

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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.

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 Best for the World 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.

Enroll in a Top Ranked Business School

We strive to facilitate an enriching student experience. Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Princeton Review have reported on our high-quality programs and faith-based education.


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MSOD Program Office
Pepperdine University
Graziadio Business School
6100 Center Drive, Ste 465
Los Angeles, CA 90045



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