Master’s Degree & Certificate Options

Organizational Development & Leadership (MA)

Widener's online master of arts in organizational development & leadership program will help you work your way up the ladder and become a valued leader.


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Program Overview

The master of arts in organizational development & leadership gives you an edge over the competition in today’s fast-paced job market. The program is offered 100% online and is designed to prepare innovative leaders of tomorrow with the skills needed to successfully lead teams in an array of organizational settings.

Here, you will strengthen your communication skills and broaden your understanding of group dynamics in an effort to create a positive and ethical work environment. Take the inside track to a successful career in leadership by enrolling in the master's degree program or starting in one of our certificate options. 

Online Program Options

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You can choose a general master's degree in organizational development & leadership, or specialize in one of the following concentrations: 

If you are not ready to commit to a master's degree program, we also offer certificate programs that can help take your career to the next level and elevate you as a valued leader in your organization.  

See the curriculum requirements for our certificate options:

The credits you earn from the certificate programs can be applied towards the master's degree in organizational development & leadership. Entering the master's program this way will afford you significant savings, as certificate courses are offered at half the cost of master's degree courses.

Admissions Requirements

Program Highlights

As a Widener student, you will benefit from a convenient, innovative online curriculum through which you will gain key knowledge, skills, and experiences for a competitive job market, centering around critical thinking, ethics, and dealing with organizational stability and change.

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Leadership Development

Our curriculum focuses on communication and leadership skills and is designed to help you move into a supervisory role. You will develop 21st century skills in critical thinking, collaboration, and socially responsible leadership.

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100% Online, Flexible Format

Worried about how to complete your degree while working full time? Don't be! Widener's ODL master's program is conveniently offered 100% online and can be tailored to your individual life and work schedule.

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Expert Faculty Who Make You the Priority

Our faculty members are industry insiders with advanced degrees in their field. By making you the priority, they will help you gain the knowledge, skills, and support network you need to lead a rewarding career.

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Explore critical issues in organizational development including leadership, communication, and innovation. Your education will prepare you to lead organizations through internal and external change.

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Organization Development & Training
  • Human Resources & Talent Management
  • Public Relations

More Careers

  • Organizational Communications
  • Advancement & Development

Management & Leadership

  • Develop ability to manage various organizational roles
  • Identify best practices for leadership
  • Apply ethical leadership principles

Management & Leadership (cont.)

  • Enhance ability to communicate 
  • Address accountability through sound assessment and evaluation practices

Pride Perspectives

Hear from our students about their experience in the Organizational Development & Leadership program

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I’ve lifted myself up. I went from dropout to summa cum laude. It’s a complete 180.

Kelly Quinn

Kelly's Story

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To visit Widener is, more often than not, to fall in love with the place. To fit your timeline and schedule, we offer a variety of ways to get to know us.

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Financial Aid

At Widener, opportunities for financial aid extend to all of our master's degree students. Discover how Widener can help make obtaining your degree possible.

Next steps to apply

We strongly encourage you to meet with our admissions coach either in-person or by phone prior to submitting your application. Once you are ready to apply, it’s easy! Complete the online application form and send us your admissions requirements. There is a $35 application fee to apply to Widener.

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