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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.
The concentration is a unique collaboration between the College of Social Sciences and the School of Advanced Studies (SAS). You'll complete four of the total number of courses through the SAS online portal: Introduction to I/O Psychology; Personnel Psychology; Human Performance, Assessment and Feedback; and Work Motivation and Job Attitudes.
(Note: While some courses could be transferred into the PhD program in I-O Psychology on a case-by-case basis, the MSP/IO will not fulfill the master’s requirements of the PhD in I-O Psychology offered by SAS.)
*In Maryland, the Master of Science in Psychology has an emphasis in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
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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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
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The program provides professionals in business, marketing, human resources, government services and education with an understanding of the cognitive and affective processes that underlie the individual human experience and behavior. You'll study the research methodologies, critical thinking and problem solving that are necessary to evaluate behavior.
You'll learn from a rigorous, regularly updated curriculum featuring the latest theories and practices you'll need to function most effectively in your position. Ethics is a key part of the instruction, in which students learn about the Code of Ethics for the psychology profession, so they can critically evaluate scenarios that present different challenges requiring ethical decision making.
Our curriculum is taught by faculty with current, real-world experience — giving you insight into how you can apply what you learn to an actual work setting.
We make it convenient for working professionals like you to earn your degree around your busy schedule — through anytime online learning or evening on-campus classes.
An average class size of 15 students provides an intimate learning environment that allows for close interaction with expert faculty.
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