Organizational Development Psychology

Master of Science in Organizational Development Psychology Degree (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, Coaching Certification, Executive Leadership or Instructional Design & Technology.

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
  • Instructional Design and Technology

The Master of Science in Organizational Development degree program class schedule begins six times a year in 8-week and/or weekend-intensive formats. Your Advantage is the flexibility to start, pause, and resume your progress according to your own personal schedule.

Course Requirements

Course Requirements

The 37-credit hour program for a Master’s degree in organizational development includes courses for organizational psychology, conflict management, and more.

 

Required Foundation Courses  

OD 600 Introduction to Organizational Development
OD 601 Statistics for the Organizational Sciences
OD 625 Practical Research Design
OD 630 Applications of Psychology in Organizations
OD 640 Organizational Development and Planned Change

Required Application Courses

OD 660 Organizational Analysis
OD 675 Team Development
OD 691 Consulting Skills

Required Capstone Course  

OD 695 Applied Research or Internship Project

 

Electives (12 Credits) choose 4 classes from below  


37 credit hours are required to graduate.

CONCENTRATIONS:

Coaching Certification  

OD 642 Introduction to Coaching
OD 643 Personal Coaching
OD 644 Coaching Skills
OD 645 Leadership Coaching as and OD intervention

Strategic Human Resources 

OD 679 Training and Development
OD 662 Strategic Management
OD 664 Workforce Planning and Employment
OD 667 Total Rewards and Risk Management
OD 668 Employee and Labor Relations

 

Executive Leadership  

OD 650 Strategic Communication
OD 655 Innovation and Creativity
OD 678 Conflict Management
OD 688 Leadership and Influence

 

 

Course Rotation

Course Rotation

COURSE ROTATION

Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions.

 

MSOD Core

OD 600 Intro to OD - Fall Weekend  
OD 600 Intro to OD - Spring Weekend  
OD 600 Intro to OD - Summer Weekend  
OD 601 Statistics - Fall Face-to-Face  
OD 601 Statistics - Spring Face-to-Face  
OD 601 Statistics - Summer Face-to-Face & Online  
OD 625 Practical Research Design - Fall Face-to-Face  
OD 625 Practical Research Design - Spring Face-to-Face  
OD 630 Apps of Psych in Orgs - Fall Face-to-Face  
OD 630 Apps of Psych in Orgs - Summer Face-to-Face  
OD 640 OD and Planned Change - Fall Face-to-Face  
OD 640 OD and Planned Change - Summer Face-to-Face  
OD 660 Organizational Analysis - Fall Face-to-Face  
OD 660 Organizational Analysis - Summer Face-to-Face  
OD 675 Team Development - Fall Face-to-Face  
OD 675 Team Development - Spring Online F2F in  2017
OD 675 Team Development - Summer Face-to-Face O/L in 2017
OD 691 Consulting Skills - Fall Face-to-Face  
OD 691  Consulting Skills - Spring  Face-to-Face  
OD 695 Capstone - Fall 16-week  
OD 695 Capstone - Spring 16-week  
OD 695 Capstone - Summer 16-week

MSOD Concentrations/Certificates

Executive Leadership Development:

OD 650 Strategic Communication - Fall Online  
OD 650  Strategic Communication - Summer Face-to-Face  
OD 655 Innovation and Creativity - Spring Face-to-Face  
OD 678 Conflict Management - Summer Face-to-Face  
OD 688 Leadership & Influence - Fall Face-to-Face  
OD 688 Leadership & Influence - Spring Online 

 

Leadership Coaching:

OD 642 Introduction to Coaching - Fall Face-to-Face  
OD 642 Introduction to Coaching - Spring Face-to-Face  
OD 642 Introduction to Coaching - Summer Face-to-Face  
OD 643 Personal Coaching - Spring  Face-to-Face  
OD 644 Coaching Skills - Summer (only in 2016) Face-to-Face  
OD 644 Coaching Skills - Fall (starting 2016) Face-to-Face  
OD 645 Leadership Coaching as OD Inter. - Fall (only in 2015) Face-to-Face   
OD 645 Leadership Coaching as OD Inter. - Summer (starting 2017) Face-to-Face

 

Strategic Human Resources:

OD 679 Training & Development - Spring Face-to-Face  
OD 679 Training & Development - Summer Face-to-Face  
OD 662 Strategic Management - Fall Face-to-Face  
OD 664 Workforce Planning & Employment - Spring Face-to-Face   
OD 667 Total Rewards & Risk Mgmt - Fall Face-to-Face  
OD 668 Employee and Labor Relations - Summer Face-to-Face

Career Opportunities

Careers with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development

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

The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award

 

That’s the Avila Promise.

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Avila University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit February 26-27, 2018 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Avila University has been accredited by HLC since 1946. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

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