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Benedictine University

Ph.D. in Organization Development

Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois


Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow


Goodwin College of Business
5700 College Road
Lisle, Illinois, 60532, United States



Our cohort-style program with weekend classes is designed for the working professional focusing on efforts to increase an organization’s effectiveness, performance and cultural health. This three year accelerated program provides the critical-thinking skills and abilities to create high-performance organizations, drive change, mobilize a workforce and emphasize social responsibility. Each cohort continues the tradition of excellence in scholar-practitioner and research focused OD education at Benedictine. The program is designed for those who have graduated from a related master’s degree program. Students, both U.S. and International, tend to be OD practitioners working in a variety of industries and backgrounds as established professionals with a strong background in Healthcare management, Human Resources management, OD in an Education community, OD in a Corporate environment as well as Management consulting.

Academic Fields
    Organizational Leadership.
    Organizational Behavior Studies.
    Organizational Communication, General.
    Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
    Human Resources Development.
    Doctoral, Ph.D. , Ph.D. in Organization Development

    Full Time, On-Campus, Evening or Weekend


    Organizational Leadership, Organizational Change, Organization Development, HR, Talent Management


    In order to apply to the Organization Development Doctoral program, please complete the online application and submit the following: Career Goals Essay (Why are you looking to pursue a Ph.D. program? How would this help you reach your goals?) 2 Letters of Recommendation, (Academic or Professional: Someone who can speak to your ability to pursue doctoral studies), current resume, along with requesting your official transcript from all educational institutions attended. Official transcripts can be sent directly to us at: admissions@ben.edu Please note: International students need a course by course credit evaluation conducted by one of the following organizations: ECE/WES/Ed Perspectives. Those transcripts can be sent to us at: admissions@ben.edu
    Academic Backgrounds
      Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
      Organizational Behavior Studies.
      Organizational Communication, General.
      Organizational Leadership.


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    Rosa Alvarado

    Director of Graduate Admissions

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    Mrs. Jenny Jeschke

    Admission Counselor for Graduate Business Programs