Master of Science in Organizational Development

Organizations are complex and dynamic, constantly growing and changing. Now more than ever, it’s important for leaders to understand the health of their organizations, and how to help them flourish. Earn your Master of Science in Organizational Development (MSOD) and help your organization thrive.

Organizations are complex and dynamic, constantly growing and changing. Now more than ever, it’s important for leaders to understand the health of their organizations, and how to help them flourish. Earn your Master of Science in Organizational Development (MSOD) and help your organization thrive.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

About the Program

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By incorporating courses and professors from the fields of communication, conflict resolution, and psychology, ACU’s online Master of Science in Organizational Development program offers a focused, yet flexible plan of study for organizational leaders in a variety of settings. You’ll also learn to integrate your faith to further enhance your ability to lead, administer, and manage organizational change, both internally and externally.

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Learn what it takes to lead, resolve conflict, and be a change agent. Our master’s degree in Organizational Development will give you the skills to be the leader your company has been needing.

Required Hours

36 hours
24 months

Example Coursework

Leading Organizational Change
Training & Development
Organizational Behavior
Negotiation

Upcoming Start Dates

June 29, 2021
August 24, 2021

COMMON JOB TITLES

Chief Operations Officer
Training and Development Manager
Organizational Development Consultant
Small Business Owner
Non-profit organization professionals
Government administrators

Meet the Program Director

Kipi Fleming, Conflict Management and Resolution, Master of Science in Organizational Development

Dr. Kipi Fleming, Master of Science in Organizational Development

Dr. Fleming received her B.S.Ed in elementary education with an emphasis in reading from Abilene Christian University in 1985. Before the birth of her children, she taught first grade and later substituted in the public schools in Texas and Oklahoma at all levels. Dr. Fleming received her MACRR from ACU in 2010 and went on to complete her doctorate in conflict analysis and resolution from Nova Southeastern University in 2015 where her research concentrated on the biblical interpretation of marital submission and how it affects the Christian marriage relationship.

Dr. Fleming joined the faculty at the Duncum Center in the summer of 2015 as an adjunct professor and was named the conflict management program director at ACU Dallas in July of 2016. Her research interests include family conflict, gender and conflict, conflict in schools, leadership and conflict, church conflict, and conflict in American history. Dr. Fleming is a mediator for the Lubbock County Office of Dispute Resolution where she works primarily with families in divorce mediations.

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Master of Science in Organizational Development

Upon completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Direct change at all levels of the organization
  • Promote collaboration and create effective teams
  • Encourage and support individual development
  • Influence and negotiate with key stakeholders
This is where we make it happen

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor’s from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted.
  • Submit a current resume.
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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

 

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).