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

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Register by: Dec 8, 2021

When you understand how workplace culture is formed, you can influence it. With our MS in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, you’ll gain an understanding of the psychology of human behavior and motivation in workplace settings. Although this program doesn’t prepare students for professional licensure, you’ll be able to apply psychological principles to address personal, social and organizational problems.

  • Understand major concepts, theories and trends in psychology

  • Understand work motivation, including job attitudes and factors that affect productivity

  • Gain skills for helping individuals and teams function more effectively

  • Apply the American Psychological Association (APA) code of ethics when resolving problems related to human behavior

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What you'll learn

When you earn your Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Major concepts, theories, methodologies and historical trends in psychology with a specific focus on industrial/organizational psychology
  • The scientific method and research-related activities as they relate to industrial/organizational psychology
  • Major principles and practices related to organizational behavior and human resource management within an organization

Program Purpose Statement

The Master of Science in Psychology, along with its concentrations, is an educational degree program that provides an advanced foundation of knowledge in the field of psychology. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a psychologist, counselor or other mental health provider.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology?

An MSP/I-O can prepare you to be a: 

  • Training and development specialist

  • Organizational development consultant

  • Management development specialist

  • Compliance manager

9 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for training and development specialists is projected to be faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

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Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution. If you have law enforcement training such as Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy training or Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) you can apply to have that experience applied for college credit.


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Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

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Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

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