Institute for Professional Studies: MSOD

M.S. in Organizational Development Psychology (MSOD)

A Master of Science in Organizational Development Psychology (MSOD) will sharpen your instincts in the workplace. You’ll gain insight and skills by mastering organizational psychology and become an expert at organizing initiatives and managing teams. Choose one of four career-enhancing concentrations to help build your portfolio of skills: Strategic Human Resources, Leadership Coaching, Executive Leadership or Workplace Instructional Design.

You’ll learn to: 

  • Motivate people and manage organizational change 
  • Engage with real-life clients 
  • Develop your critical leadership and teambuilding capabilities 
  • Become a self-aware manager of effective conflict resolution 
  • Enhance your listening and communication skills 
  • Build consulting skills 
  • Test your progress through applied research 

Choose a concentration in the following: 

  • Strategic Human Resources 
  • Leadership Coaching Certification 
  • Executive Leadership 
  • Workplace Instructional Design 

The Master of Science in Organizational Development degree program class schedule begins six times a year in eight week and/or weekend-intensive formats. One of your advantages here is the flexibility to start, pause, and resume your progress according to your own personal schedule. 

Careers with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development 

No matter what direction your career takes you, you will find your knowledge and skills as an OD practitioner will give you broad appeal in diverse fields and career paths. OD practitioners serve in such areas as: 

  • Business development consulting 
  • Campaign strategizing 
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Executive coaching 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Leadership training 

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