We strive to make earning the online Master of Science in Organization Development and Leadership degree from Saint Joseph's University accessible for busy working adults. The following common questions and answers will help you as you begin the journey to becoming more valuable and more promotable within your organization.
How and when do I get started?
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Request information below or contact a Program Manager at (610) 660-3400 for enrollment information.
How many sessions a year do you offer?
In order to align with the demanding schedules of today's professionals, we offer 6 sessions per year. Each session is eight weeks in duration. Request information below for the next start date.
What kind of educational background is required to apply?
A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required and a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is preferred for the online MS ODL program. A GPA under 2.8 may be considered with sufficient relevant work experience.
How many total credits are required?
The MS ODL online program consists of 36 credit hours, which includes 10 three-credit courses and 1 six-credit residency.
How many courses do I take per academic term?
Most adult students, who work full-time, take three credit hours of courses per eight-week session. The online MS ODL program offers six academic sessions per year, which means that most students take 18 credit hours of courses per year.
What can you tell me about the residency?
You will complete one residency during the online MS ODL program. The 6-credit residency is held over a long weekend (Thursday to Sunday) during the spring and fall semesters.
Is advising available for all students?
Yes. Each student can set up a telephone appointment to speak with an advisor whenever assistance is needed.
Have more questions? Call us today at (610) 660-3400.