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3 graduate certificates

in Organization Development and Change

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No GRE or GMAT test scores required for application

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Earn an Organization Development and Change Degree or Certificate — 100% Online

Penn State's online programs in organization development and change are designed for professionals who need the skills and knowledge to effectively lead change in their organization.

You'll study with faculty from Workforce Education and Development, which has been internationally recognized for offering high-quality degree programs at the Penn State College of Education since 1993. The Workforce Education and Development faculty has extensive experience teaching in online environments and a wealth of real-world work experience in OD&C.

Master's Degree:

Organization Development and Change (Master of Professional Studies)
Apply by July 15 to start August 26
Develop your knowledge of organization development, appreciative inquiry, collaborative engagement, and change management. Gain practical skills to effectively manage and lead change in corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits.

100% Online for Maximum Flexibility

Penn State World Campus has been a leader in online learning for more than 20 years, helping adult learners achieve their educational goals. Benefits include:

  • asynchronous learning
  • start in fall, spring, or summer
  • study whenever, wherever
  • complete weekly assignments at your preferred pace
  • have freedom to take a semester off
  • no GRE/GMAT test score required

Graduate Certificates:

Organization Development and Change Essentials (Graduate Certificate)
Apply by July 15 to start August 26
Learn to lead change initiatives and evaluate group dynamics to facilitate positive organizational change. This program can help you build a strong foundation in organization development and change, and the credits earned in the certificate may be applied toward the MPS in OD&C.
Organization Development and Change Consulting Skills (Graduate Certificate)
Apply by July 15 to start August 26
Gain the specific skills and knowledge you need to lead organizations through small- and large-scale change initiatives. This certificate focuses on marketing and organization consulting services and can serve as a stand-alone credential or a path toward the master’s degree.
Organization Development and Change Operational Excellence (Graduate Certificate)
Apply by July 15 to start August 26
Build your expertise in project management, team facilitation, and Lean Sigma processes while reinforcing basic organization development concepts. This certificate program may provide a pathway toward the MPS in OD&C.
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