Industrial and Organizational Psychology Overview
Industrial-organizational (I/O) Psychology is the study of individuals in the workplace. As one of the fastest growing psychology specialties, professionals in this field learn to apply methods of psychology to issues of critical relevance to business and industry, including talent management, coaching, leadership development, program evaluation, training, organizational change, team building, and work-life balance. Many I/O psychology professionals also work as consultants with contemporary organizations or government agencies addressing organizational challenges such as change management, workplace diversity, and employee development and engagement.
The Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program is designed to meet the guidelines for education and training provided by The Society of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP) with a unique emphasis on socially responsible practice. This online program can be completed in approximately two years and provides students with education and training in both theory and practice. Through a required business practicum, students have an opportunity to gain experience and practical skills to succeed in this expanding field.
This 42-credit program is offered entirely online and can be completed in approximately two years, making it an attractive option for students who may be currently employed. Our asynchronous learning model allows for convenience and flexibility. All components of this program can be accessed through an Internet browser running on an IBM PC (Windows or Linux) or Apple Macintosh (Apple OS). Click here to learn more about our minimum hardware and software requirements.
- A baccalaureate degree from a college or university regionally accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or an equivalent degree from an international school
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate and graduate coursework
- Completion of undergraduate or graduate level courses in introductory psychology and research methods or statistics with grades of "C" or better. Equivalent coursework in other social sciences may also be considered.
- Applicants who meet the admission standards will be invited for an interview with faculty.
- Satisfactory completion of all required credit hours, including all required courses
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher and no more than two grades or six credit hours of “C” or “C+”
- Completion of application for graduation and full payment of all outstanding tuition and fees
- Faculty approval and recommendation to the Board of Trustees for the conferral of the Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology