MPOD Admission Information | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

MS in Positive Organization Development & Change Admission Information

Are you passionate about organization development and change? Do you possess diverse personal and professional experiences? You’re what the Weatherhead Master of Positive Organization Development and Change admissions team is looking for.

It is our mission to create an enriched and empowered learning environment with professional students like you. We select based on our guiding recruitment philosophy of maintaining excellence and promoting the value of diversified perspectives. Review the following admission information:

Weatherhead Philosophy of Recruitment

The Weatherhead School of Management MS in Positive Organization Development & Change admissions team is committed to recruiting a community of students with diverse perspectives and a range of robust educational, professional and life experiences. These experiences, along with demonstrated student excellence, enrich the dialogue and teamwork in the classroom.

Application Process Overview

  • Create an application, or log in using your username and password to continue your application.
  • Upload the required unofficial documents. If you are admitted and you matriculate, we will require your official documents then. Further instructions will be sent by email.
  • When your application is finished, click “submit” to pay your non-refundable application fee
  • After clicking “submit,” you will not be able to make any changes to your application form, resume or essays, but you will be able to log back in later to upload transcripts and test scores. All required documents must be submitted in order to be considered.
  • Once your application is complete, you may receive an invitation to interview. Interviews are by invitation only.
  • Any application that remains incomplete at the end of the admissions period will be denied.

MPOD Admission Qualifications

Individuals applying for this organization development and change management degree program must meet the following admission qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 - 7 years related work experience
  • Full-time employment
  • Desire to positively impact human systems
  • Alignment between career goals and organizational development/change management values

MPOD Application Deadlines

Applications are still being accepted (domestics only) for Fall 2019.

Round 1
Deadline: June 30, 2020
Notification Date: July 31, 2020
Round 2
Deadline: August 31, 2020
Notification Date: September 30, 2020

Applicants for the Master of Science in Positive Organization Development & Change (MPOD) are reviewed and admitted on a rolling basis with two deadlines. 

Tuition Discount Consideration:   Applicants who work in the non-profit sector and desire tuition discount consideration MUST submit application no later than the Round 1 deadline.

Required Application Materials for the MPOD Program

  • Completed Online Application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Two Essays - Topics provided on application site
  • Resume
  • Two recommenders
    • As part of submitting your application, you will be required to enter the names, relationship and contact information of two recommenders.  You will find instructions in the application for how to enter the information and options for collecting the letters.
  • TOEFL-IELTS-PTE Scores: International applicants must submit TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test documentation. Total scores required for application consideration: TOEFL: 100; IELTS: 70; PTE 68.
  • $100 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • Applicant Interview

Detailed instructions are available in our online application.

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