Develop tomorrow's leaders 
and shape the future workplace.

Develop tomorrow's leaders
and shape the future workplace.

Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program Highlights

  • Train in organizational development and leadership to transform work culture.
  • Earn your degree in two years of full-time study or ask about our part-time options.
  • Create a flexible schedule that works for you with daytime, weekend, and evening classes.
  • Gain extensive real-world experience with a unique focus on socially responsible practice.

Our Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology prepares students to foster workplaces that encourage leadership, innovation, and wellbeing. With organizations increasingly seeking out human behavior experts to improve business performance, specialists in this rapidly growing field are reshaping the 21st-century workplace.

Our comprehensive program offers a Ministry-approved curriculum that integrates science, practice, and active learning. Bringing together theory, research, applied skills, and community service, it is designed to give students the in-depth theoretical knowledge and real-world experience to be effective, forward-thinking organizational experts.

We offer an immersive learning experience that brings together rigorous coursework with real-world experience creating positive social change—all led by experts in the field. Our training prioritizes leadership development, providing students with personalized coaching from faculty and peers, and opportunities to cultivate self-reflection, relational skills, and systems thinking.

Adler University is a recognized pioneer in graduate education, preparing socially responsible practitioners to address today’s most pressing workplace issues.


Our program prepares specialists in organization psychology to work as internal and external consultants or full-time professionals in a variety of fields, including:

  • Human resources
  • Occupational health and wellbeing
  • Talent management consulting
  • Organizational change
  • Learning and development
  • Group dynamics and facilitation
  • Employee relations
  • Leadership development and coaching
  • Academia
  • Private practice

Professional Development & Training

Gain the knowledge and skills to create real change in the workplace with small, collaborative classes taught by leading practitioners and scholars.

Our program offers extensive individualized advising and mentorship to ensure students develop their leadership capacity, a collective act that requires personal mastery and the ability to cultivate high-quality relationships. Students learn to identify and build on others’ strengths and talents to create authentic, generative relationships in service of a purposeful vocational life.

Unique to our institution is the Social Justice Practicum, a transformative, high-impact field experience completed by all Adler students to cultivate skills for becoming agents of social change. This goes hand-in-hand with the program’s core professional practicum tailored to students’ career goals. Through our partnership network, students gain real-world experience and build their professional reputation among those who are redefining work in the 21st century.

Cohort Learning, Format, & Support

Our program is designed with working professionals in mind and can either be completed in two years of full-time study or ask about our part-time options. We offer schedules tailored to your needs, with daytime, weekend and evening classes. Additionally, you are able to complete your second year’s coursework and thesis anywhere you choose—you are not required to stay in Vancouver.

When you enroll, you join a cohort or group of students who will take classes together throughout the course of the program. This model emphasizes connection and collaboration among students, calling on their intellect, emotions, and core values to collectively develop their full leadership potential.

Our program environment is characterized by Adlerian encouragement, empathy, and genuine care, with the expressed purpose of supporting the personal and professional growth of each of our students based on their interests and professional focus.

Upon graduation, you will become a member of the University’s Alumni Association, which along with our Office of Alumni Affairs, provides extensive ongoing networking and professional development opportunities.