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. Joseph Halbert is the Associate Program Director for the Master of Science in Organizational Development and an attorney in Round Rock, Texas. His focus at Abilene Christian University is helping students flourish and become assets to their communities.  He holds degrees from the University of Texas and Abilene Christian University. Prior to joining the ACU Dallas faculty, Joseph was a staffer in the Texas Legislature for five legislative sessions. Throughout his tenure, he served as a general counsel, budget analyst, and committee counsel. 

Joseph is married to Samantha and together they have two young children. In their free time, they enjoy going on walks, watching movies, and eating great local food.

Dr. Jospeh Halbert

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

August 25, 2020

October 20, 2020

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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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