PhD in Organizational Development and Change

Advance your leadership and make a difference

The PhD in Organizational Development and Change (OD & Change) is a multidisciplinary degree for scholar-practitioners who want to expand their capacities to bring about positive change in today’s organizations and communities.

Excel as a Scholar-Practitioner

OD & Change doctoral students develop the knowledge to help organizations and communities thrive in today’s complex world. Emphasizing a multidisciplinary integration of human and organizational systems, this degree creates new approaches to inclusive leadership and sustainability. Students gain knowledge, practice, and research skills to empower themselves and others and meet today’s organizational and social challenges.

Engage in a Flexible Learning Community

As a doctoral program in a distance-learning environment, students have the freedom to live and work wherever they choose, taking part in a learning community that crosses national and disciplinary boundaries. Students can customize their curriculum by selecting electives and concentrations from other Fielding doctoral degrees.

PhD Degree Completion Program

If you have completed doctoral credits within the last 8 years, you may be a candidate for the Fielding degree completion program. In this program, students can transfer up to 40 credits towards their PhD.

Advance your Unique Goals

Our graduates are uniquely qualified to become leaders in their chosen professions. They are consultants, educators, entrepreneurs, coaches, and leaders in human resources, health care, and at nonprofits.


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Certificate in Evidence Based Coaching Webinar – Info Session

Online - all times are pacific time 10:00 am – 11:00 am



WEBINAR: Coaching for Social Justice and Change

Online - all times are pacific time 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Human Development

PhD in ODC/PhD in Human Development Webinar – Info Session

Online - All times are pacific time 10:00 am – 11:00 am

"Fielding was a natural choice for me because it fit my learning style and had an excellent reputation in the field of organizational change and development."

Gary Wagenheim, alumnus and board treasurer

PhD in Human Development