Master of Science in Organizational Development - Online

ACU’s online Master's in Organizational Development is ideal for individuals wishing to enhance their leadership skills and advance their careers in human resources or business management.

Master of Science in Organizational Development Program Overview

The Master of Science in Organizational Development online program embraces organizational systems, cultural systems and human systems issues as they apply toward leading, administrating and managing human resources in organizations. Simply put, the degree is an interdisciplinary program in organizational leadership and human resource management incorporating communication, conflict resolution, psychology and business/management sciences.

The central objective of the degree program is to provide an advanced degree synthesizing knowledge from diverse fields into a focused yet flexible plan of study that is useful to leaders in all organizations. The program is committed to applying the study of individual, group and cultural issues to meet the special needs of administrators, managers, trainers, military officers, government leaders and others in the professional community.

Distinctive features of the M.S. in Organizational Development are breadth in understanding human behavior, development of leadership skills with multiple applications, adaptation of models to diverse organizational settings and maximization of career mobility for holders of the degree.

Course Curriculum

The M.S. in Organizational Development program is a 36-hour program composed of 10 courses and a capstone. You may add a non-credit, one-week residency to earn ACU’s Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution. To learn more, please contact an enrollment advisor at 1-877-723-1131 Ext. 3534 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-647-722-6641 Ext. 3534 (international). The following courses [...]

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Learning Outcomes

The Master’s in Organizational Development program is designed to equip students to become leaders who integrate faith with critical and global thinking in a variety of organizational contexts. This outcome will be demonstrated through the following five program competencies. Leadership – Discern and develop their own and others’ individual and team leadership strengths through the [...]

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Graduates of the Organizational Development program can apply what they learn to a variety of careers/positions. An Organizational Development degree can potentially enhance your current career, open up new career goals or provide a new career opportunity. Here are some examples of the types of jobs the knowledge gained from this program may apply to: [...]

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Message from the Director

Welcome to the Master of Science in Organizational Development online program at Abilene Christian University. This strategically sequenced, 36-hour Master of Science (M.S.) degree focuses on enhancing the practice of organizational leadership and human resource management. It does so by incorporating courses in the following disciplines: Communication, Psychology, Management Sciences and Conflict Resolution – making [...]

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The strength of the faculty at ACU creates a program unlike any other. Faculty participate in research; are published; act as consultants to colleges and universities; and actively participate in professional organizations. They bring vast experience to their classrooms and have a passion for teaching and learning. Jonathan Camp, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Communication; Director [...]

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ACU program webinars provide prospective students with the opportunity to discover more about ACU’s online Master of Science in Organizational Development. Attendees get to hear directly from the program faculty, can ask questions and gain perspectives about the program from current students or graduates. Check back for upcoming webinar dates or contact an Enrollment Advisor [...]

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