Industrial/Organizational Psychology (M.S.)

Mission and Objectives

Mission

The mission of the Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology Master’s Degree is to provide graduate students with the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for jobs in consulting, business and government, or to continue their education. Reflecting a commitment to the scientist-practitioner model of graduate education in I-O psychology, the curriculum includes training in the theoretical knowledge of I-O psychology and in the application of this knowledge in work settings.

Objectives

Graduate students will:

  • Be trained in the core areas of I-O psychology as recommended by the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
  • Be provided with a foundation in psychological theory, statistics and psychometrics.
  • Be exposed, through curriculum electives, to related disciplines such as management and sociology, which will broaden their perspective and further their knowledge.
  • Have the opportunity to tailor their education around one of two goals:
    • Pursue a higher graduate degree.
    • Seek employment upon graduation.
  • Develop analytical and critical thinking skills that will allow them to apply their knowledge to solve organizational problems in a variety of settings.
  • Be trained to be aware of and to respect diversity in work settings.
  • Be exposed to contemporary issues in industrial-organizational psychology.

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