Defined as the “scientific study of the workplace,” industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology explores the impact of individual, group, and organizational psychology on workplace health, productivity, and effectiveness.
With a focus on practical application in the workplace, the MS in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology provides scholar-practitioners with an in-depth understanding of individual, group, and organizational behavior in the workplace; research design and analytical skills; and expertise applying evidence-based I/O practices in the diverse organizational settings.
Students have opportunities through their capstone projects to synthesize and apply knowledge gained in the program to a practical project designed to promote social change. Optional blended coursework provides opportunities for in-person feedback and hands-on practice, while specializations allow students to gain additional expertise in areas consistent with their interests and career goals.
The curriculum in this Master of Science program is designed to reflect the professional guidelines set forth by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
Note: The MS in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology program is offered in two different learning modalities: the course-based modality and the competency-based modality, Tempo Learning®.