Master's Concentration

Organizational Development

Spearhead the change you wish to see at your organization! Learn to connect culture, structure, and strategy, and manage change by leveraging organizational development best practices. You’ll gain insight into the history and challenges of organizational development, then learn to construct a diagnosis plan, synthesize data, and communicate your findings while adhering to a personal philosophy about organizational development.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
January 7
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Master's Degree
Tuition
$32,928
Time
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Assess, compare, and contrast different models of change


Create organizational assessments


Develop and defend a personal philosophy of organizational change

Curriculum

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Organizational Development requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)

5
Core Courses
4
Concentration Courses
3
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Organizational Leadership program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Classes 1 2 1 2
Year 2 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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Take a Course Before You Apply


We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Organizational Development


The job outlook for training and development specialists is expected to grow 10% through 2026. One major factor for growth is due to the constant need for workplace training and education.


Innovations in training methods will continue as organizations use technology and social networks in their training programs.


Job prospects with experience developing online and mobile training programs will have a competitive edge.

Job Titles

Organizational Development Specialist
Professional Development Manager
Business Manager
Coach
Consultant
Trainer
Strategic Design Manager
Organizational Development Analyst

Training and Development Specialist Salary: National Average

$59,020
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Get Ahead with Career Services


One-on-one career coaching and mock interviews


Job database dedicated to DU students and alumni


Résumé and cover letter guidance

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

Advisory Board

Our programs our developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.

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Jennifer Darling
Vice President of Philanthropy, The Children's Hospital Foundation
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Bonnie Downing
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
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Erik Estrada
Attorney, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
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David Frostman
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Stellar Solutions, Inc. (Retired) Major General in Air Force Reserve
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John Genell
Development Executive, Grant Thornton LLP
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Heather Rule Grady
Business Development Manager, Rossetti Associates
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Karen Main
City of Englewood, Chief Innovations Officer for Innovations in Training
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Kevin Raines
Principal, Corona Insights
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Molly Smith
Instructional Support Specialist, University of Denver, University College

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Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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