Adult and Organizational Development MEd 

Master the skills to handle all aspects of change management by earning the Master of Education in Adult and Organizational Development at Temple University. Become a leader who can effectively steer adults, teams and organizations through the process of adapting to change.

This Adult and Organizational Development master’s program will equip you with the theory and practice to lead and manage an organization or team. You will experience

  • Adult Learning and Training will help you specialize in designing and delivering effective training materials and instruction for adults pursuing personal or professional growth.
  • Organizational and Team Development will develop the skills to help organizations and teams adapt and grow by delivering accurate performance assessments, facilitating group decision-making, formulating strategic interventions and implementing long-term improvement plans.
  • Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution will help you focus on mediating disputes; negotiating agreements; promoting organizational practices that support constructive conflict resolution; and resolving conflicts.

Theories on communication, conflict resolution, organizational culture and team development can be immediately applied in your workplace. Through team-based exercises, you will study how teams function and succeed. You’ll also learn how adults gain and retain new knowledge, as well as how to develop training materials that fit their needs.

Completion Requirements

This master’s degree program consists of 36 credits, including 12 core courses, 15 Adult and Organizational Development elective credits, six non-major credits, and one three-credit capstone course. All courses are taken at Temple University Center City in the evening and on the weekends. You can attend full or part time, and you have up to four years to complete the program.

Culminating Events

No thesis or exam is required. Your master’s degree culminates with a capstone course, during which students are divided into teams that consult on cases, scenarios or questions presented by faculty. That is followed by students designing and completing individual learning projects. The capstone course is held on weekends and is a required part of the program.

Related Graduate Degrees

A doctorate in your field is the highest credential you can earn and underscores your expertise. Temple also offers a number of graduate-level certificate programs, including

Review the full list of the College of Education’s graduate degree and graduate certificate programs.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Master of Education program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $898.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,231.00 per credit

Software Licensing Fee

A $25 licensing fee is required from all College of Education majors to cover the cost of using the TK20 software. This program allows the college to assist students in creating academic and professional portfolios, tracking fieldwork and pursuing certification. The license is active for 10 years and allows students to use it even after graduation. Learn more about the TK20 software and license fee.


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