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The Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of I-O Psychology. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a psychologist.
I/O psychology, also known as industrial-organizational psychology, is a field of study focused on human behavior in the workplace. You’ll learn how to use psychological principles to solve issues in a range of organizations. You may help address topics such as employee work performance, job satisfaction, work-life balance, workplace training and employee turnover.
Our master’s in industrial-organizational psychology program covers the fundamentals of social and cognitive psychology as well as quantitative and qualitative research. You’ll complete required coursework on topics related to the evolution of I/O psychology, different environmental influences on human behavior, pertinent legal and ethical issues an organization may face and more. You’ll learn how to make a positive impact on the workplace and create better outcomes for both employees and organizations.
Our Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology can prepare you for diverse roles, such as an employee relations manager, a development manager, a management consultant, an organization consultant and a psychology instructor. Some common areas of focus in your respective role may include personnel selection and assessment, training and development, work performance management, organizational development and more. You’ll use your knowledge of psychology to drive efficiency in these areas.
If you’re interested in working as a psychologist, you may need a doctoral degree as well as additional professional certifications or licensure.
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