MA in Organizational Development and Change

Become a Transformational Leader

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Webster University Online
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2.5 Years
Time to Completion
Cost Per Credit Hour
Credit Hours Required

Become an expert in HR management

Learn techniques to lead resilient teams and help organizations evolve in a complex business environment. Webster University’s Organizational Development and Change master’s degree teaches you to design, facilitate and evaluate changes to improve organizational effectiveness.

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Why a master’s in Organizational Development and Change from Webster?

Become an in-demand leader

Develop your skills to create a culture of innovation and adaptability. Prepare to maximize the potential of your workforce to drive optimum results for your organization. This program is ideal for:

Build your skill set

Through coursework on leadership, diversity and communication, deepen your existing knowledge and skills to inspire and empower people and businesses to be their best. Graduate with the skills to:

Classes focused on real-world organizational challenges

You’ll complete 36 credit hours to earn the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Change. The core curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics that will teach you how to successfully lead organizations through complex changes with minimal disruption.

Your course list

The 36 credit hours required for the MA in Organizational Development and Change include:

Core Courses
  • Achieving Breakthrough Results
  • Capstone Project in Organizational Development
  • Change Leader Self-Mastery
  • Data-Driven Approaches to Organizational Developments
  • Designing, Building, and Leading Effective Teams
  • Designing and Facilitating Organizational Development Interventions
  • Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion
  • Managing Communication During Change
  • Organizational Development Consulting
  • Organizational Development in a Global Context
  • Organizational Development in Emerging Situations
  • Practicing Organizational Development

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Designed for flexibility

Take classes through Webster University Online or in person at our main campus in St. Louis, full-time or part-time—Webster’s MA in Organizational Development and Change is designed with you in mind. Work toward your professional goals while balancing your other obligations.

Become an influential change manager

Your MA in Organizational Development and Change prepares you for positions like:



Average annual salary
(National, May 2022)

Human Resources Manager


Average annual salary
(National, September 2022)

Training and Development Manager


Average annual salary
(National, September 2022)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Achieve your personal and professional goals

We’re here to help

Webster is committed to your success. You'll never be alone as you pursue your Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Change.

Nationally recognized for quality

Earn your ACBSP-accredited Organizational Development and Change master’s from Webster, an independent, nonprofit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Professors. Mentors. Career Connectors.

Whether you attend class on campus or online, you’ll receive personal mentorship from esteemed faculty members—many of whom are still actively involved in change management with companies in the St. Louis area and around the world.