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Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial Organizational Psychology

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There's much to discover behind the way group dynamics emerge within a workplace, the way a unique culture develops, what inspires employees to perform and how they interact with each other. Our Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology degree program allows you to delve into the psychology of human behavior and motivation in workplace settings — including how it affects productivity, hiring, morale and more. You'll learn skills for helping individuals and teams function more effectively and gain an understanding of the impact of outside influences on office interactions and productivity.

*In Maryland, the Master of Science in Psychology has an emphasis in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

What you'll learn

The Master of Science in Psychology focuses on the scientific study of human behavior including cognition, motivation and emotion. The program provides training in four core areas: biological bases of behavior, acquired or learned bases of behavior, social, cultural and systemic influences on behavior and individual differences in behavior. Students will learn how the science of psychology is advanced through research. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, problem-solving and the application of knowledge to problems and issues related to the human experience. This program is not designed to prepare students for professional licensure.

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