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 masters 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.
This program is offered in the following formats or locations:
The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.
The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.