Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a program designed for individuals who desire promotion and/or continued academic exposure in the field of psychology. Though the work environments and job titles vary widely, oftentimes individuals with a degree in industrial and organizational psychology pursue careers as consultants and academicians.

In the master‛s in industrial organizational psychology program, students will study the principles of psychology in order to gain an understanding of why people act the way they do in the workplace, allowing them to better predict employer behavior. A strong focus is placed on producing usable data regarding workplace performance in order to offer recommendations to management.

Other topics included in the Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology are: contemporary and ethical issues in psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, statistics, organizational behavior and development, research methods, strategies for effective leadership and consultation, social and cultural psychology, and principles of personnel and human resource management.

The program concludes with a capstone course that involves a master research proposal. Students choose an original topic and create a proposal that addresses the literature review, the hypothesis, a method section, and discussion of hypothetical results.


Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $1,045 $1,410
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $18,370 $14,940
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 92% N/A
Median Private Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt $34,337 N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

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