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MEd in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development

Gain deep knowledge and skills to lead learning and change to help adults, teams, and organizations thrive with an M.Ed. 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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  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

Virtual Information Sessions

You are invited to participate in a brief (40-60 minute) information session to learn more about the MEd (online and hybrid programs) in Learning, Leadership and Organization Development program. These sessions are entirely virtual, and facilitated by an LLOD faculty member. To register, just click on the date/time that works best for you (under Upcoming Dates on this page). You will be prompted to register for that session, and will receive a confirmation with a link for it when your registration is complete.

Upcoming Dates


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 (five courses from options based on your experience and goals)

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

  • A portfolio
  • A final oral exam

Our program of study is the same for both online and blended formats. Our blended program offers an executive schedule (Friday/Saturday, an average of five weekends per semester) at our Gwinnett campus combined with online work.

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.

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Our Faculty

Our nationally recognized faculty will work with you to customize your degree program. Learn more about our faculty and their expertise.

How to Apply

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 M.Ed. in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development

The M.Ed. in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development accepts applications for Fall semester admission for the on-campus blended program at UGA’s Gwinnett location and the online program.

When you submit the Graduate School application online, required application materials are:

  • Statement of Purpose clarifying the relevant background, interests, and goals
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Résumé or Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts — Submit unofficial transcript and send official transcripts after you are offered admission
  • International students must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores

Deadline to Apply

  • June 1 (Fall only)

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Additional Resources

Please use our online form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible so that we may quickly assist you.

Faculty and Advisors

The College’s programs are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students succeed both in their programs and professionally.

Meet the Faculty

A close working relationship with your advisor is key as you progress through your program of study. Please note that most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance.

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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Student Life

Our students have a range of opportunities available outside the classroom as well, from professional organizations, experiential learning, clubs and other non-academic experiences.

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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