Organizational Development – M.S. [Hybrid]

The MS in Organizational Development program is designed for professionals who seek to create a productive work environment and promote positive change and long-term effectiveness.


Credit Hours


Years (Avg.)

Next Start Date

March 13, 2023

Class Type
Online Courses + On-campus Courses, 7-Week Terms




Program Highlights

Recognizing the void in ethical, biblical leadership in many businesses, churches, and organizations, Cairn’s MS in Organizational Development program allows working professionals to engage together in personal and professional development as they wrestle with what it looks like to be a Christian in the business world.  Highly interactive students support each other as they discuss topics in class which are applicable to the issues faced daily in businesses, churches, and organizations.

  • Courses offered in 7-week modules during semester; maintain full-time status while taking only one course at a time
  • A “hybrid” program – Some courses offered 100% online, and some courses offered online with occasional weeknight or Saturday meetings on campus
  • Courses offered every semester
  • Designed to help professionals from a variety of backgrounds (business, organization, church) develop leadership principles using their real-life contexts as case studies

Why a Master’s in Organizational Development from Cairn?

Faith and Truth Do Matter

Cairn University is committed to the centrality of Christ and the Word of God and is reflected in the curriculum and instruction. At Cairn, faith and truth do matter. We teach our students accordingly, challenge you to think deeply on these things, and strive to make you ready to serve Christ in the church, society, and the world as biblically minded men and women who not only give assent to truth but think and live in light of it.

Community Happens Here

Community is about more than simply taking classes together. It’s more than having a similar experience. Community is powerful, instructive, encouraging, and biblical. And at Cairn, community is intentional. It’s attended to closely as an outworking of the University’s biblical commitment and understanding that in Christ, we are one.

An Education That Has Value

There’s quite a bit of talk these days about the cost of higher education and the question of value. Many assume that you can’t have both value and affordability, so they settle for lesser options or assume that the costliest options must have the most value. But when Cairn talks about walking a different path, value is no exception. It’s possible to get a college education that is both affordable and valuable.

Committed Faculty Mentors

Our online courses are taught by faculty who are committed to your professional and spiritual growth. In addition to the carefully crafted learning activities, our faculty are substantively engaged throughout the course delivery. Students don’t just have professors, they have mentors who invest in them throughout the program and often remain connected long after graduation.

Start Your Studies Right Away

Cairn Online enrolls new students in early September, October, January, early March, May, and early July. You are eligible to enroll up to two weeks prior to the upcoming term.


Career Paths

  • Human Resources Director
  • Training & Development Manager
  • Talent Management Director
  • Corporate Coach
  • Change Management Specialist
  • Director of Corporate Culture

Program Details

Additional Information

NC-SARA Approved InstitutionCairn Online has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), which regionally oversees postsecondary online education.

Additional Accreditation Information