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Master’s in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Program Overview

Program Overview

Adler University’s Master of Industrial and Organizational Psychology offers a non-thesis option that prepares students to foster workplaces that encourage leadership, innovation, and wellbeing.

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

The Master of Industrial and Organizational Psychology prepares socially responsible specialists who utilize industrial and organizational psychology to address today’s most pressing workplace issues in a wide variety of professional settings, including human resources, academia, and consulting.



The Master of Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a 45-credit hour program. Successful completion of this program includes the courses listed below.

Core Courses
  • Leadership Development
  • Consulting Skills
  • Social Justice Practicum I & II
  • Communication Theory & Practice
  • Intro to IO Psychology
  • Psychometrics Lab
  • Statistical Methods at Work
  • Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Research Methods in Organizational Psychology
  • Group Theory & Team Practice
  • MOP Project
  • MOP Project Preparation
  • Organizational Systems and Structure
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Personnel Selection & Assessment
  • Organizational Change & Development
  • Leadership & Coaching
  • IO Psychology Practicum I
  • IO Psychology Practicum Seminar
  • Succession Planning
  • Human Resource Development
  • Social Psychology and Well-Being

Find course descriptions and more information in the Adler University course catalog here.

Social Justice Practicum

Social Justice Practicum

Doing is learning. A unique and proven program designed to give students real world experience throughout their time at Adler University, the Social Justice Practicum is a required 200-hour internship that spans four courses (or terms for online programs). Every student is given a number of civic-minded categories to choose from. They submit their desired areas of interest. After which, they are assigned a specific and aligned community outreach site where they will work 8 to 10 hours per week.

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes


Our program prepares specialists in industrial and organizational 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.

The program also features a 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.

Admissions Requirements

Admission Requirements

Vancouver Campus

Adler University in Vancouver has been, like Canada itself, born and built with an open mind. Located in the midst of one of the world’s most exciting and breathtaking cities, Adler University reflects a true Canadian spirit.

You’ll find multiple collaborative areas with the absolute latest technology. Learning areas and class windows have deliberately been situated to stimulate thought. These things do matter. If students are given the space, opportunity and technology to achieve their goals, they are more likely to rock the boat of conventional thought.

Studying in Vancouver does have its added advantages. They are the land, sea and call of the wild. All of which, we encourage you to experience. This is the great outdoors and a very different school of thought. You’ll want to experience it all.

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