Master of Education in Advocacy and Organizational Development

Master the skills to advocate for and support organizations and communities through informed research and theory by earning the Master of Education in Advocacy and Organizational Development​ at Temple University. Develop the breadth of knowledge necessary to become a leader in advocacy, community engagement and organizational development. This interdisciplinary program will equip students with the theory and practice to lead and advocate for change in a variety of settings. Students will focus on the following areas.

  • Community development and social change
  • Organizational dynamics
  • Nonprofit leadership and management
  • Research and evaluation
  • Field-based experience

Theories on advocacy, communication, conflict resolution, organizational dynamics and community engagement can be immediately applied in non-profit and for-profit settings. Classroom instruction and assignments draw on students’ experience along with training in conceptual, theoretical and methodological applications.

Who might be interested? 

Students in the Advocacy and Organizational Development MEd have diverse educational and professional backgrounds and hold academic degrees in varied fields, including

  • business,
  • communication,
  • education,
  • liberal arts,
  • hospitality,
  • nursing,
  • psychology,
  • social work, and
  • sports psychology.

Students work in and prepare for diverse positions, such as Training and Development Specialists, in a wide range of organizational sectors, including local and global nonprofit and for-profit organizations in education, community, corporate, government and religious settings. The program's diverse student body contributes richly to the educational experience. 

Classes & Curriculum

The Advocacy and Organizational Development MEd program consists of 36 credits, including 27 core credits and 9 elective credits. All courses are taken on Temple's Main Campus in Philadelphia. Students can attend full- or part-time, and may take up to five years to complete the program.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Education 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. These tuition costs apply to the 2022–2023 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,004.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,381.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.

Student Clubs & Organizations

Find peer support and leadership opportunities while tackling the challenges of your program by joining organizations such as the ones below.

  • The Graduate Student Organization of the College of Education and Human Development runs community-based events like school supply drives as well as professional development workshops and activities. The organization upholds a strong commitment to social justice, regularly organizing political events and engaging in projects with community partners.
  • The Temple University Graduate Students Association, a student employee union, maintains positive working lives and conditions for graduate student assistants.


For more information about this program, the College of Education and Human Development, how to apply for admission, and your application status, contact Enrollment Management.

Enrollment Management
Ritter Annex 150
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-8011


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