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MSOD Program Highlights

A flexible schedule designed for working professionals

The MSOD program curriculum is designed to meet the needs of working professionals and provides a flexible part-time schedule. Students can finish in as little as two years, or spread their coursework across multiple semesters to accommodate personal schedules and needs. Edgewood College is the only institution in the Madison area to offer a graduate level Organization Development program.


Unique program design and schedule

Courses are offered in an accelerated format. A new course begins every 8 weeks, 6 sessions per year. New students may begin the program in either the fall or spring semesters.


Small class sizes in a cohort format

The MSOD program uses a cohort-based format limited to small groups of no more than 30 students. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, creating a rich and diverse community of learners who support each other in both intellectual and personal growth.


Interdisciplinary, real-world approach

Classes are highly interactive with appropriate combinations of presentations, discussions, case studies, and group/individual projects. The curriculum is designed with a core of Institutional Interdisciplinary (IC) courses that are integrated across disciplines including business and psychology to cultivate creative, intellectually engaged, and ethical problem solvers.

Using their education in Organization Development to lead positive growth in a variety of fields, our graduates find roles in some of the top companies in Madison, including American Family Insurance, TDS, and the City of Madison.

Some sample careers currently held by our graduates include:

         Director of Human Resources Administration, TDS
HR Specialist, City of Madison
Office Manager, UW Systems
Merchant Services Representative, John Deere Financial
Project Leader, Madison College
Registrar, UW Medical Foundation
Workforce & Talent Strategies Specialist, American Family Insurance
Corporate Communications Manager, Hooper Corporation
Account Executive, Morgan Murphy Media
Intelligence Officer, United States Army
Team Lead, Baptist Health South Florida
Operations Manager, Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement at UW-Madison
        Manager of Solution Architecture, Dell Software
        Human Resources Manager, Aprilaire


  • Edgewood College quality

    • Edgewood College, rooted in the Dominican tradition, engages students within a community of learners committed to building a just and compassionate world. The College educates students for meaningful personal and professional lives of ethical leadership, service, and a lifelong search for truth.
    • Courses are taught by academically and professionally qualified faculty who combine sound theoretical knowledge with practical, real-world experience.
    • Instructors recognize the knowledge and perspective that students contribute to the learning process by encouraging engagement in the classroom.
    • Students have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with instructors and advisors to discuss individual goals, interests and special needs.
    • Our small class size and cohort structure promote a sense of community and facilitate individualized instruction.
    • Edgewood College is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.\
    • Edgewood College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best National University,” among “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes, and a “Best in the Midwest College” by Princeton Review.



"My experience with Edgewood's Organizational Development program was great. The blended program was a perfect fit for my professional and personal life. I was able to make connections with my classmates and still have the flexibility of some online classes. I also truly appreciated the great staff. The program director has a true passion for OD work and it was great to learn from a subject matter expert. The advisor for the program was supportive, responsive, and has the best interests of the students at the forefront. I'm now working as an OD professional and know my degree from Edgewood College helped me land that job."


Brittney Peters
MS in Organization Development, 2013