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Northwestern University MS in Learning and Organizational Change

Northwestern University MS in Learning and Organizational Change

Northwestern University MS in Learning and Organizational Change


Northwestern University’s Master's in Learning & Organizational Change is more than a program in a top-10 US graduate school at a top-10 US university. We are a learning community of practitioners--students, alumni, faculty, and staff--who are working to improve the world's workplaces.

Curriculum: Our program is designed to develop the competencies required for leadership in the face of complex, continuous organizational change, taught by expert faculty members with strong professional experience. Our program draws heavily on industrial/organizational psychology in our curriculum, among other research foundations including learning sciences, applied cognition, design thinking, and management and leadership theories that may be found in leading MBA programs.

STEM Designation: Northwestern MSLOC is a STEM-designated and people-focused program - allowing international students (on F-1 visas) to remain in the United States for up to three years post-graduation to work in your field of study.

Career Support: We provide ongoing and direct support to our students and alumni through regular live career development workshops, ongoing custom career coaching, resume support, networking programs, and access to partner companies that actively recruit MSLOC talent. At graduation, over 94% of MSLOC graduates are employed full-time by an organization or as operating entrepreneurs, with many students pivoting to a new career role during their graduate studies.

Strong Global Community: Northwestern MSLOC has an active and helpful alumni network spanning 20+ countries.

Global Brand Recognition: Northwestern University is a leading university globally and is well recognized and respected nationally and internationally.

The Northwestern Difference

Northwestern is a comprehensive research university that is deeply interdisciplinary across multiple schools and units. Our rigorous yet empathetic academic environment provides a robust mixture of theory and practice, with an emphasis on top-tier research, new knowledge, creative expression, and practical application. If you are at Northwestern, you are part of an innovative, collaborative, and multidimensional community delivering an impact that is rare in higher education.

Campus Features

Northwestern University's campus, located in Evanston, Illinois, is renowned for its picturesque setting along the shores of Lake Michigan. The campus seamlessly blends historic Gothic architecture with modern, cutting-edge facilities. Lush green spaces and tree-lined pathways provide a serene environment for students, while the lakefront offers stunning views and recreational opportunities. Key landmarks include the iconic Deering Library, the state-of-the-art Ryan Fieldhouse, and the modern Kellogg Global Hub. The campus atmosphere is vibrant, fostering a strong sense of community and intellectual engagement. The campus is also home to several theaters, art galleries, and research centers, creating a dynamic academic community. Its close proximity to Chicago provides students with additional cultural and professional opportunities.

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    Northwestern and International Recognition

    Northwestern is one of only four top 10 US universities also ranked in the top 20 in each of the five graduate education categories.

    • #10 National University
    • #24 Global University
    • #3 Business School
    • #11 Education School
    • #13 Law School
    • #17 Medical School
    • #3 Materials Engineering
    • #7 Chemistry
    • #8 Economics

    Rankings from U.S. News & World Report (except global ranking from Times Higher Education) as of September 2022


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      633 Clark Street, , Evanston