Today's businesses and organizations require professionals who can easily adapt to a moving, shifting landscape. Graduates of the Master of Education in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development (LLOD) program, offered through the University of Georgia College of Education, bring this skill set to organizations, where they become a leader adept at preparing other professionals for this changing landscape. This degree is more than helping adults to learn—it is a program that will help you teach others to maximize their potential across multiple disciplines.

What makes our program unique is the curriculum that gives you, as a student, depth of knowledge in your chosen discipline as well as a deeper understanding of the systems within your organization. At the same time, you will receive training that crosses boundaries in broad areas such as interpersonal and organizational skills, teamwork, communication and critical thinking.

The result is a framework that builds a bridge between research and practice, and prepares you to be a leader of continuous learning and change in your business or organization.

Our graduates maximize potential through a variety of methods, including:

  • Adult learning
  • Change management
  • Group problem solving
  • Talent management
  • Team development
  • Coaching
  • Customized training


University of Georgia is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Technology Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones and printer may be required.
  • High Speed Internet Access.


Tuition & Fees

Online Tuition $629 per credit hour 33 credit hours $20,757 USD
Student Fees $597 per semester 6 semesters $3,582 USD
Total Program Cost     $24,339 USD

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition is the same regardless of residency. Current tuition and fees are available on the Bursar's Office website. If you register for less than 5 credit hours, student fees are reduced to $366 in that semester.

Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, Special Institutional, and Technology. See UGA Tuition and Fees for the complete schedule of fees.

Other Costs

Additional costs may include textbooks and course materials.

Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.

Corporate Assistance

Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.

Military Assistance

Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.


Credit and Transfer

Total Hours Required to Earn Degree:  33 (credit hours)

Maximum Hours Transferable into Program:  6

With proper approval, six semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred onto the student's program of study. A request for transfer of credit cannot be made until a student has been admitted at UGA as a prospective candidate for a degree. The transfer credit must be included on the program of study.

Courses to be transferred onto a graduate student transcript must meet the following requirements: taken at an accredited institution, falls within the 6 year course time limit, received a grade of B or better, and not used to fulfill requirements for another degree.

Admission Requirements

Students applying to The University of Georgia must be accepted by the Graduate School. Persons holding a bachelor's degree from any institution accredited by the proper regional accrediting association are eligible to apply for admission to the Graduate School.

Application Checklist

  1. Application – Submit the Graduate School application online.  Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International.
  2. Test Scores – Send recent official entrance test scores (less than five years old) to the graduate school. UGA institutional code for ETS reporting: 5813 
    1. GRE, MAT, or GMAT
    2. International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  3. Statement of Intent – Send to the department graduate coordinator. A statement of intent should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals, and indicate their intent to enroll in the online program in their statement.
  4. Letters of Recommendation – Submit three letters of recommendation online to the graduate school. Letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program. Preferably at least two of them are from faculty who have instructed the applicant in a previous program of study.
  5. Résumé or curriculum vita – Send to the department graduate coordinator.
  6. Official Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall:  June 1

International Applicants

  • Fall:  April 15

Registration deadlines vary per semester. The UGA Office of the Registrar website provides up-to-date information on registration dates.


LLProgram Structure

No campus visits are required.  All coursework and assignments are conducted online. Students take two courses per semester (6 hours) in a prescribed sequence. In addition, students will complete an applied project, prepare a M.Ed. Student Portfolio, and complete a final oral exam. When students follow the required sequence, the program can be completed in two years.


LLOD 8190E Introduction to LLOD

LLOD 8210E Leading Organization Change

LLOD 7020E Adult Learning & Instruction

LLOD 8205E Leading From Within

LLOD 8320E Facilitating Group Change & Development

LLOD 8300E Organization Development

LLOD 8400E Strategic LLOD

LLOD 8140E Race & Gender in the Workplace

LLOD 8410E Career Development

LLOD 6200E Research in LLOD

LLOD 7040E Training Design & Delivery

LLOD 7650E Capstone

Contact Information

Contact the online program coordinator for answers to any additional questions you may have.

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