The master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology is designed to prepare persons for work in business and industry as professional specialists in the application of psychological knowledge and techniques in organizations or to prepare persons for continued education in the field of Industrial/ Organizational Psychology or related fields (Organizational Behavior or Human Resources).
The program draws from many areas of psychology including social, cognitive and developmental psychology, psychometrics, statistics, and experimental design.
What can I do with a degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology?
Industrial/Organizational psychology is one of the few fields in psychology where a doctoral degree is not required and students can gain employment with a master’s degree. Additionally, I/O psychology is one of the fastest growing careers that requires a masters degree (see https://www.thebalance.com/fastest-growing-careers-that-require-a-graduate-degree-525685).
Our graduates are able to become gainfully employed at the end of their degree program (if not before) and enjoy fruitful careers. Such career possibilities are to work as an HR Generalist or as an HR Specialist doing training and development, compensation analysis, and performance management.
Graduates might also work in organizational development departments in organizations, work at a consulting company doing test validation, assessing job satisfaction, organizational development and change, developing attitude surveys, and evaluating HR policies.