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MSOD Admission Requirements

MS in Organization Development Program

MSOD Admission Requirements

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Submit letters of recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required from persons familiar with the applicant's educational, consulting, or management experience, preferably from a direct supervisor or organizational sponsor.

Submit resume

Provide a current resume prior to the established application deadline.

Four to six years of organization experience is desired, preferably as a consultant or line manager. Candidates also must be currently employed in an organizational context in which students can apply what they learn in class.

Official GMAT or GRE Test score not required

A graduate test score is not required, however, the Graziadio School reserves the right to require an applicant to attain an acceptable score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

If English is not the applicant's native language, an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is also required.

Provide official English Proficiency Test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE)

Applicants who earned their undergraduate/graduate degree(s) in a language other than English must submit the English Proficiency Test score taken within the last two years from one of the following agencies listed below:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Contact: www.toefl.org or call (617) 671-2075.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE). Contact: usreco@pearson.com or call (323) 255-2771.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Contact: www.ielts.org or call (609) 921-9000.

Use the following codes for score reporting:

TOEFL: 7485
PTE: Not required
IELTS: Not required

Provide official transcripts

You must provide an official transcript with your bachelor's degree posted from your undergraduate university. Please have the school's registrar mail your transcript directly to the MSOD Program Office. If work toward your undergraduate degree was completed at additional colleges or universities, please request official transcripts from all institutions. Transcript request forms are included in the application for admission. International students should provide translated copies of their transcripts.

Superior applicants will have had at least one course in organizational behavior and a human interaction laboratory experience. The MSOD Admission Committee may request that an applicant participate in such a laboratory experience as preparation for program attendance.

Complete an interview

Applicants are contacted by a pre-admission representative to schedule an interview required for admission committee review.

Program Admission Information

  • Please send all documents to: MSOD Program Office, Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School, 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
  • The International Student Data (ISD) form and financial support documents are not required at the time of application.
  • Use one e-mail throughout the application process and all correspondence in order to insure proper processing by Admission. Be aware that @163.com and @126.com addresses often have difficulty receiving emails from Pepperdine.

Contact Us


Office of Admission

Pepperdine University
Graziadio Business School
6100 Center Drive, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: (310) 568-5535
E-mail: gsbmadm@pepperdine.edu