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Gain deep knowledge and skills to lead learning and change to help adults, teams, and organizations thrive with an MEd in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development.

Using our unique framework that emphasizes the theory and practice needed to strategically and holistically develop healthy, sustainable organizations, you will gain a mastery of multiple areas, including:

  • Adult learning and training
  • Organization development and change leadership
  • Group development and problem solving
  • Talent management and development
  • Career development and coaching

We admit new cohorts each fall for both our online program and our in-person program located on UGA's Gwinnett campus.

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Program Highlights

  1. Cutting-edge curriculum for professionals in adult learning/learning design, organization development, human resource development, and coaching
  2. Consistently ranked among the top online programs by U.S. News & World Report
  3. Honored by the Academy of Human Resource Development
  4. Offered fully online or at UGA-Gwinnett with a combination of virtual learning and face-to-face sessions

Deadline to Apply

July 1 (fall only)

Faculty and Curriculum

Geared toward mid-career professionals (with at least 3-5 years of experience) who want to further their studies and expand their career opportunities, our highly ranked two-year program offers flexible options for working professionals.

Through coursework, a real-world-based project, and interactions with faculty and other students, you will learn to conduct evidence-based practices of learning and change to address pressing challenges.

You will build skills and knowledge in coursework across five core areas:

  • Framing of learning, leadership, and organization development (1 course)
  • Personal mastery and research/evidence-based practice (2 courses)
  • Adult learning (1 course)
  • Theory and practice of organization development and change (2 courses)
  • Design and development of interventions to develop people and organizations (5 courses from options based on your experience and goals)

In addition to 33 credits of coursework, you must complete:

  • An applied project
  • A portfolio
  • A final oral exam

Our program of study is the same for both online and blended formats. Our blended program offers bi-weekly evening classes at our Gwinnett campus combined with online work on alternating weeks.

Our supportive, world-renowned faculty use innovative, experiential teaching methods that allow you to directly apply what you learn. You will also be able to network with peers within your learning community and engage in instruction that brings concepts to life.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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Student Life

Build your professional network through our cohort-learning model, which many alumni say leads to valuable, lifelong connections. This cohort includes other dedicated mid-career professionals from business and industry, nonprofits, government agencies, and education.

Connect with students, faculty, and professionals through the University of Georgia Lifelong Learning Association (UGALLA). The group promotes networking and educational opportunities that include seminars, field trips, and workshops.

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See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.

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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.

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Part 2: Apply to the MEd in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development

The MEd in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development only accepts applications for fall semester admission. The on-campus program in Gwinnett accepts applications in odd years (2015, 2017, etc.) while the online program accepts applications in even years (2016, 2018, etc.).

Applicants must submit valid (within the past 5 years) GRE, MAT, or GMAT scores with their Graduate School application. You must also assemble email addresses for three contacts who will submit letters of recommendation.

Also while completing the Graduate School application, be sure to attach the following documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose (a short essay describing your interest and qualifications for the program)
  • Official transcripts

Returning Applicants

Completed application due:
July 1 (fall only)

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