Master of Education in Advocacy and Organizational Development

Master the skills to handle all aspects of change management by earning the Master of Education in Advocacy and Organizational Development​ at Temple University. Become a leader who can effectively steer adults, teams and organizations through the process of adapting to change.

This program will equip you with the theory and practice to lead and manage an organization or team. You will focus on the following areas.

  • Adult Learning and Training will help you specialize in designing and delivering effective training materials and instruction for adults pursuing personal or professional growth.
  • Organizational and Team Development will develop the skills to help organizations and teams adapt and grow by delivering accurate performance assessments, facilitating group decision-making, formulating strategic interventions and implementing long-term improvement plans.
  • Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution will help you focus on mediating disputes; negotiating agreements; promoting organizational practices that support constructive conflict resolution; and resolving conflicts.

Theories on communication, conflict resolution, organizational culture and team development can be immediately applied in the workplace. Through team-based exercises, you will study how teams function and succeed. You’ll also learn how adults gain and retain new knowledge, as well as how to develop training materials that fit their needs.

Who might be interested? 

Students in the Advocacy and Organizational Development MEd have diverse educational and professional backgrounds and hold academic degrees in varied fields, including

  • business,
  • communication,
  • education,
  • liberal arts,
  • hospitality,
  • nursing,
  • psychology,
  • social work, and
  • sports psychology.

Students work in and prepare for diverse positions, such as Training and Development Specialists, in a wide range of organizational sectors, including local and global nonprofit and for-profit organizations in education, community, corporate, government and religious settings. The program's diverse student body contributes richly to the educational experience. 

Classes & Curriculum

This master’s degree program consists of 36 credits, including 12 core credits, 15 adult and organizational development elective credits, six non-major credits, and one three-credit capstone course. During this capstone, students are divided into teams that consult on cases, scenarios or questions presented by faculty. All courses are taken at Temple University Center City in the evening and on the weekends. You can attend full- or part-time, and you have up to four years to complete the program.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Education offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2020–2021 academic year.

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Learn more about our tuition and fees.

Student Clubs & Organizations

Find peer support and leadership opportunities while tackling the challenges of your program by joining organizations such as the ones below.


For more information about this program, the College of Education and Human Development, how to apply for admission, and your application status, contact Enrollment Management.

Enrollment Management
Ritter Annex 150
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-8011


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