Master of Science in Organizational Development

HR leaders aren’t born … they’re educated. They pursue career-changing degree programs, such as an organizational development degree online, to prepare for leadership opportunities. Are you looking for an online master’s degree program to help you pursue your leadership goals in Human Resources?

At ACU Online, we have your program – the Master of Science in Organizational Development.  

By incorporating communication, conflict resolution, psychology and business/management sciences, ACU’s online Master of Science in Organizational Development program offers a focused yet flexible plan of study for leaders in all organizations. You’ll also learn to integrate faith to further enhance your ability to lead, administer, and manage human resources.

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


36 credit hours

Program length: 24 months

Example Coursework

Leading Organizational Change

Training & Development

Organizational Behavior



School of Professional Studies

Upcoming Start Dates

August 27, 2019

October 22, 2019

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What outcomes can you expect from your online master’s degree in organizational development?

  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Medical and Health Services Manager

Admission Requirements

  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • Transcripts from accredited undergraduate degree
  • GPA 3.0, probationary status may be granted
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A purpose statement (2 pages, double-spaced, typed)
  • 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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