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Master of Science in Organizational Development & Leadership

Mission driven. Market responsive.

This new program is a practitioner-oriented, professional graduate degree program, designed to optimize your capacity to change the world — one organization at a time.

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Fall 1

ODL 510 | Contemporary Organizational Development

ODL 511 | Managing Change with Agility and Resilience


Fall 2

ODL 512 | Managing and Developing Talent

ODL 513 | Optimizing Performance and Development


Spring 1

ODL 520 | Leadership Foundations

ODL 521 | Contemporary Leadership Practice


Spring 2

ODL 522 | Communication Skills for Leadership

ODL 523 | Leader as Coach and Mentor


Summer 1

ODL 531 | Research Methods


Summer 2

ODL 570 | Program Capstone

Tuition for the M.S. in Organizational Development & Leadership is $495 per credit hour ($1,485 per course).

10 courses | 30 credit hours

Tuition includes courses-related fees (e.g. testing, student services, course-resource fees). Expenses for books and supplies are the responsibility of the student.

Graduate applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so you can apply and start the program at any subterm!

You'll need to submit:

  • Graduate Admission Application
  • Letter of intent
    • 300-500 words
    • Outline your interest in the program
  • Résumé
    • Professional experience
    • Academic training
    • Professional and para-professional memberships
    • Leadership, affiliations, volunteer service and civic engagement
  • Three professional references
    • From employment, academic or volunteer/service contexts who may speak directly to your individual performance capacity
    • Contact information for each reference

Send your application materials to

With questions, contact Dr. Kelli Lynn Fellows, dean of online & graduate programs, at 803.321.5685.

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Career Possibilities

  • Entrepreneur
  • Team Leader
  • Corporate Executive
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Business Consultant


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