University of the Pacific

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Master’s Concentration in Organizational Learning and Effectiveness


3200 5th Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95817

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters Concentration in Organizational Learning and Effectiveness

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

University of the Pacific's Master’s concentration in Organizational Learning and Effectiveness is designed for those wanting to transform their practice, develop their leadership skills, and/or change careers.  

Curriculum Focus

In addition to developing organizational leaders, the program is ideal for those interested in fields such as Organization Development, Talent Management, Human Resources and/or Training.  The curriculum is practical and represents cutting edge-practice.


Real-World Relevance

The program is designed around real-world, research-based competency models from the Association for Talent Development, International Society for Performance Improvement, and Society for Human Resource Management.


A distinctive part of the curriculum is its project-based design, which requires real-world work in every course. Rather than learning how to do something in the future, you will be learning by doing now, while you’re in the program.


Professors Who Know Your Name

At Pacific, the professors know your name and care about your success.  Our personalized learning environment fosters a caring, student-centered approach in a prestigious university environment.


Economic Returns for Pacific Grads

Pacific is the oldest university in California and ranks among the top universities nationally.  Rankings from The Economist and The Brookings Institution place Pacific among the top universities in the country for creating earnings potential for their graduates.  The Economist ranked Pacific number 12 nationally, ahead of universities like USC, UCLA, Yale, and NYU. Graduates out-earn peers from similar institutions with similar student characteristics. 


The University of the Pacific is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 32

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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