Pennsylvania State University

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Master of Professional Studies in Organization Development and Change



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Professional Studies in Organization Development and Change

Format: Online

Program Description:

Penn State's online Master of Professional Studies in Organization Development and Change (MPS–OD&C) can provide you with the background you need to effectively manage and lead change in an organization.

Begin with the 33-credit master's program or with one of several graduate certificates that may act as a step-up into the master's degree or as stand-alone certificate. Certificate specializations include: 

  • OD&C Consulting Skills
  • OD&C Operational Excellence
  • OD&C Occupational Safety and Health
  • OD&C Analytics
  • OD&C Essentials

 As you progress through the courses, you can gain new skills and knowledge that may apply immediately in your current work environment to help improve your organization's effectiveness. Your course projects will regularly pull from work-related environments to ensure that the concepts you are building on are grounded in the reality of organization development.

Our online courses provide the flexibility and convenience you need to study around your schedule, no matter where in the world you are located. With no required visits to campus, you can skip the lengthy commute time without sacrificing any of the important core concepts. Learn from the experiences of your fellow classmates and faculty while minimizing disruptions to the other obligations in your busy life.

You'll have the opportunity to learn from faculty who are experts in the organization development subject matter — and thought leaders in their fields. By providing highly interactive course material in an online global community, these world-class faculty members are dedicated to ensuring that you are as close to the face-to-face learning experience as possible.


Penn State is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $853 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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