Industrial & Organizational Psychology Overview
In the competitive global economy, it’s not enough to focus on the short-term bottom line. Organizations of all types are increasingly focused on management policies that are designed for sustainable, long-term success. That’s a primary reason why industrial/organizational psychology—the scientific study of how people shape businesses and organizations, and how these entities shape individual and community behavior—is one of the fastest-growing specialties in the field.
Offered in two convenient Executive Formats, our Master of Arts (M.A.) in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program produces socially responsible leaders who use the core principles of industrial/organizational psychology to reshape organizations and establish psychologically healthy environments and policies that improve the day-to-day lives of employees and the community at large—and help boost productivity, encourage innovation, and add to the bottom line.
Experienced faculty members guide students through a rigorous online curriculum that combines academic knowledge with effective, strategic insights and training. Each course also emphasizes Adler’s commitment to social justice, inclusiveness, and socially responsible practices. The tangible result is a Social Responsibility Action Plan that each student develops to address a real-world organizational problem.
Our programs are delivered with the academic rigor and personal attention that has distinguished Adler University for more than 60 years. Graduates of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program are prepared to make an impact in a wide variety of I/O roles, including roles in recruitment and staffing, organizational culture and diversity, instructional design and training, executive coaching, team dynamics, and more.
This leadership-focused master’s program can help graduates advance their professional standing in the field; our schedule-flexible approach means students can balance existing professional and personal responsibilities and complete this degree program.
Earn your Industrial and Organizational Psychology master’s degree from an institution that shares your values of social justice and community-based solutions.