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.

If you want to help your organization thrive, we have your program – the Master of Science in Organizational Development.

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.

Ready to be a part of this life-changing profession? Contact ACU today to learn more.

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Meet the Program Director

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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What Our Students Say

"The support of the faculties and staffs from the start have been invaluable. What confidence builders they are! Their servant’s hearts through their leadership have been God sent."

-MSOD student

"The online MSOD program at ACU has been one of the most rewarding, challenging, and life-changing experiences for me...The rigorous program enhanced my knowledge and transformed my skills through specific learning paths, manageable assignment deadlines, and various interactions with colleagues."

-MSOD student

Degree Highlights


Program length: 24 months

36 credit hours

Example Coursework

Leading Organizational Change

Training & Development

Organizational Behavior



School of Professional Studies

Upcoming Start Dates

January 12, 2021

March 9, 2021

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What can you expect to do with your online master’s degree in organizational development?

  • 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

Admission Requirements

  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • Transcripts from accredited undergraduate degree
  • GPA 3.0, probationary status may be granted for lower GPA's
  • Current resume

See full ACU online graduate catalog, including admission requirements here.
For a comprehensive list of admission requirements for your organizational development program online, please contact a Graduate Advisor.

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