• Curriculum

    The Master of Science degree in Organizational Change Management is awarded for successful completion of 42 credits. Students complete two core courses, eight required program courses (including a capstone seminar), and four elective courses.

    Candidates for admission to the MS degree program should have a minimum of three years' full-time organizational work experience. The program can be completed in two years of full-time study. Our classes are scheduled to accommodate working professionals, allowing students to earn their degrees full-time or part-time.

    Core Courses


    NURP 5001 Economics for Management and Public Policy3
    NURP 5013 Quantitative Methods3

    Required Courses

    Making a Difference Requirement3
    NMGM 5003 Foundations of Organizational Change3
    NMGM 5010 Management and Organizational Behavior3
    NMGM 6009 Managing the Client-Consultant Relationship3
    NMGM 6006 Laboratory in Group Facilitation, Intervention, and Process
    NMGM 6013 Organizational Change Interventions: Theory, Design, and Implementation
    NMGM 6012 Organizational Assessment and Diagnosis3
    NMGM 6023 Advanced Management Seminar 3

    Elective Courses

    You can choose your four electives from graduate course offerings across The New School, opening up many possibilities for acquiring expertise in a particular area.



    Required Program Courses

    The required program courses teach you to apply critical thinking and knowledge to the practice of leadership and organization development. You learn how to build teams, work effectively with clients, manage change and restructure processes, create diverse and inclusive workspaces, and articulate a vision and culture.


    The four electives in the program allow you to creatively build areas of expertise within the field of change management to meet your personal professional goals. You can also use your elective courses to complete one of the university’s graduate minors (see details below).


    The Milano School strongly encourages supplementing your classroom learning with internship experiences. Internships are especially important if you have limited experience or you are making a career change.

    Graduate Minors

    You can use your elective courses toward completing one of the university’s graduate minors, which provide a structured, accessible way to complement your primary course of study with with fresh ways of thinking. Your graduate minor is officially recorded on your transcript.

    Graduate Certificates

    The Milano School offers graduate certificate programs for professionals who would like to enhance their credentials or take their careers in a new direction. It may be possible to earn a certificate in Leadership and Change or Sustainability Strategies concurrently with the MS in Organizational Change Management. Note that students in the MS in Organizational Change Management program are not eligible for the Organization Development graduate certificate.

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