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AU/NTL Graduate Program

Masters Degree Graduate Program

American University/NTL Masters Degree 
in Organization Development


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Rated as one of the “Three Top Schools for Organizational Development Graduate programs” (, the AU/NTL Master of Science in Organization Development is a 3-decade partnership between NTL and American University’s top-ranked School of Public Affairs. The graduate degree program is offered in weekend classes to mid-career professionals. Graduates are OD practitioners as well as leaders and executives in our constantly changing world.

AU/NTL students learn from professors who are outstanding scholar-practitioners, including many NTL members. The curriculum emphasizes use of self, diversity and cultural competence, and both cutting-edge and classic OD theory and practice. With over 1300 graduates, AU/NTL is a worldwide leader in OD and change management. For more information, or to apply, visit our website at

The AU/NTL Experience

AU/NTL students enter the program as part of a cohort, an intact learning group that takes courses together. In this unique experience, students learn from each other and from faculty members who are experts in experiential graduate education.

The AU/NTL curriculum is completed in just two years. In Year 1, students experience and apply behavioral science theory, understand the competencies, practices, values and ethics of OD and change leadership, strengthen their knowledge of group and organization dynamics, and learn how OD supports organization strategy. The week-long Bethel Residency offers an opportunity in NTL’s Maine birthplace to hone the power of one’s own presence.

In the second year students gain valuable practical experience through an International Residency and the Practicum Project in which students complete a full OD consultation with a client.

Alumni of AU/NTL understand the nature of change and effective leadership. AU/NTL graduates are known for their professionalism, discernment, use of self, broad knowledge base, skills and capabilities, and their deep commitment to client needs. You will find AU/NTL graduates are leaders in the field of OD and in all sectors.

AU/NTL Program Features:

  • 39-credit graduate education
  • Weekend classes for working adults
  • Theory-into-Practice
  • Top-tier scholar-practitioner faculty
  • Use of Self Residency
  • International Residency
  • Diversity & Cultural Competence
  • 1300+ graduate network


AU/NTL, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Telephone: 202-885-6206
Fax: 202-885-1070

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AU/NTL Program


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Phone: 202-885-6206