Penn State's 30-credit online Master of Professional Studies in Organization Development and Change program can help you prepare to implement quality and continuous improvement initiatives in an organization. Throughout the program's curriculum, you will have the opportunity to:
- obtain a critical knowledge base in organization development, appreciative inquiry, collaborative engagement, evaluation, and change
- strategically lead both small group and large group change initiatives
- cultivate and demonstrate your competence in using various resources for developing, implementing, evaluating, and marketing organization development programs and initiatives
- learn about addressing ethical issues when performing development activities
- grow your competence in observing group dynamics and facilitating change
- become confident of your skills and effectiveness as an organization development practitioner through practical hands-on experience
The curriculum includes five required courses (15 credits), four elective courses (12 credits), and one required field-based project course (3 credits).
The Master of Professional Studies in Organization Development and Change (MPS–OD&C) will be conferred upon students who earn a minimum of 30 credits while maintaining a grade-point average of 3.0 or better in all course work and complete a quality culminating field-based project in consultation with a graduate adviser.
Required Courses (15 credits)
Concentration Areas and General Electives (select 12 credits)
Select 12 credits of additional courses from concentration areas that align with your career interests or from the list of general electives. The purpose is to develop skills tailored to your professional goals.
Four concentrations are currently available. The following lists of concentration areas and electives may expand or change over time in response to market demand.
Technology-Leveraged Organization Development
Culminating Experience (3 credits)
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