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Admissions and Eligibility

The Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics (MSOD) program is designed for mid-career professionals from a variety of backgrounds and requires no specific prerequisite courses. The degree is ideal for those who wish to complement their MBA or another professional or graduate degree, as well as those who do not need the traditional foundational curriculum of an advanced business degree. Students come from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and professional enterprises including corporations, public institutions and nonprofit organizations, as well as from professional fields such as law, education and healthcare. However, for your admission to the program, it is necessary that you have a strong academic background and well-articulated objectives for participating in the program.

Successful applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution and are expected to have achieved a 3.0 GPA in previous academic work, or explicitly address why they expect to be able to do so in their graduate degree program. In addition, candidates must have completed at least five years of full-time, management-related, professional work. Standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are not required when applying for the Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics program. 

International applicants should make sure that their degree is the equivalent of a four-year degree in the US, and must demonstrate English proficiency via their Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

See our Application Overview for specific requirements.

Application and deadlines

The first step toward earning your Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics degree at Penn is completing the online application. 

You may apply to begin your studies during the fall, spring or summer terms. Your application portfolio, including all transcripts, must be received by the following deadlines:

Regular admission deadlines

Term of Entry Deadline
Fall 2022 August 1, 2022
Spring 2023 December 1, 2022
Summer 2023 May 1, 2023

International student admission deadlines

Term of Entry Deadline
Spring 2023 October 1, 2022
Summer 2023 March 1, 2023
Fall 2023 June 1, 2023

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Applications for the Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics program are accepted on a rolling basis, meaning that applications are acted upon throughout the year whenever they are received. Selected applicants will be invited to personally interview with the program staff.

Individualized curriculum

With Penn's Organizational Dynamics program, you design a curriculum centering on a particular theme that interests you.

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Join us for one of our monthly virtual information sessions to learn more about courses, application requirements, and academic resources.

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