Master's of Art in Organizational Development and Learning

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The Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Learning (MA-ODL) degree provides graduate-level instruction in training and organizational development, organizational management and leadership, globalization and diversity, project management, organizational change, budgeting, implementation, and assessment of organizational development programs. Graduates of the program are prepared for leadership roles in diverse 
professional settings.

 This innovative, fully online, interdisciplinary degree program consists of a 24 credit hour, organizational development and learning focused core and a block of six credit hours of graduate level electives. Students can package the elective credit hours to specialize in emergency management, gerontology, health informatics, nonprofit leadership, student affairs administration, research methods and assessment (for students selecting the thesis option), or interdisciplinary studies. The six credit hour block of electives allows students to customize the program to fit their personal and professional goals.

Available Focus Areas

  • Emergency Management
  • Gerontology
  • Health Informatics
  • Non-Profit Leadership
  • Student Affairs Adminstration
  • Research Methods and Assessment
  • Interdisciplinary Studies 

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Project-based learning
  • Porfolio development


  • Leadership and Leadership Development
  • Ethical and evidence-based decision making
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Organizational development and change
  • Project management

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

You could work as a(n):

  • Training and Development Managers
  • Organizational Development Specialists
  • Learning and Development Managers
  • Training Specialists

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree are:

  • Doctoral degrees in the following fields of study - Human Resources and Organizational Development
  • Leadership, Learning, and Organizational Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Adult Education
  • Adult and Higher Education Administration
  • Emergency Management

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The six credit hour block of electives present in this program allows students to customize the program to fit their personal and professional goals.


Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.