Program Details

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

Offered By: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Next Start Date:
Program Now Enrolling
Approx. Course Length:
Online: 8 weeks [More Info]
Total Program Credits:
36 Credits
Transfer Credits:
Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the program

Overview

Influence Effective Workplace Behavior

There are many variables that determine how well an organization or company operates. Effective communication and conflict resolution, process evaluation, professional competence and effective management are examples of the components necessary for businesses to succeed. Often, shortcomings in any of these areas can be traced back to the ways employees are selected or trained, share information or interact. Industrial and organizational psychologists use their knowledge of human behavior to address these challenges.

When you choose Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, you can study the scientific principles of psychology as they apply to a working environment. This master’s in psychology degree program focuses on producing usable data relating to workplace performance that could lead to greater profitability. Curriculum is aligned to the standards and recommendations set forth by the American Psychological Association.

Degree Outcomes

Learn Advanced Scientific Principles of Human Behavior

You have the opportunity to learn advanced principles in industrial and organizational psychology as they apply to employee and workplace behavior. You also study contemporary and ethical issues in psychology, statistics, organizational behavior and development, research methods, leadership strategies, consultation techniques, social and cultural psychology as well as principles of personnel and human resource management.

What You Will Learn

Work with Organizations to Plan Employee

To successfully complete this advanced online master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology program, you must master advanced principles in industrial and organizational psychology, including:

  • Collecting and analyzing data related to human behavior
  • Placing data into actionable plans to benefit organization and employees
  • Ethical practices in gathering and utilizing employee data
  • Broad knowledge of other fields of psychology, including cultural and social psychology
  • Advanced statistical analysis and application in the workplace

Career Outcomes

Work with Organizations to Optimize Worker Efficiencies

Jobs for industrial and organizational psychologists are projected to grow 53 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.* This growth may indicate an increasing need for professionals who apply psychological principles to the workplace to predict behavior and help employers increase efficiencies that drive revenue and reduce costs.

In addition to human resources, industrial and organizational psychology roles and other positions that utilize behavioral data and analysis, you may choose to continue your academic journey by enrolling in a PhD program, or earning a certification to teach or work as a consultant.



*Information obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Course List

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Major:
36 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
36 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in the liberal arts. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.

Course Description

This course serves as the foundation for advanced graduate study in the field of psychology. Professional skill development, such as critical thinking, scholarly writing, and literature reviewing are covered, as well as contemporary ethical issues in the field of psychology, including issues in research, writing, psychotherapy, forensic psychology, and animal research.

Course Description

This course is a study of social, group, and multicultural factors affecting individual behavior. Attention is given to the development of attitudes, leadership roles, group thinking, sources of conflict, altruism, attraction, effects of competition and cooperation, analysis and evaluation of propaganda techniques, and the influence of mass communication on social awareness and control.

Course Description

This course applies social and organizational methods and principles to business and industry as it applies to Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Course Description

This course examines the theoretical foundations for organizational development and explores how organizations function and the psychology behind it.

Course Description

This course provides a study of theories of probability, descriptive and inferential analyses of data, and testing of statistical hypotheses. Practical experience is provided in the application of statistical methods.

Course Description

This course emphasizes both the theoretical and applied aspects of experimental design and research methodology at the graduate level, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed designs.

Course Description

This course examines methods for achieving personal, group, and organizational goals through effective consulting and management strategies.

Course Description

This course examines psychological principles related to personnel and human resource management in both physical and virtual work environments.

Course Description

This course prepares students to enter their prospective career and/or continue their education in psychology. Students will explore occupations and leaders in the various psychological fields, formulate and compile their experiences and achievements, and construct a roadmap for success. Original research ideas will be solidified and presented.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

Online

Online

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Evening

Evening

Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.

Online and Evening program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.