The Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (I/O Psychology) blends coursework from the fields of counseling psychology and business. The degree offers practical and research-based learning that prepares students to apply the principles of psychology to organizational and leadership challenges. The I/O Psychology program offers flexibility in designing a unique course of study for each graduate student.
Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Rigor and methods of psychology are applied to issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, and work-life balance.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology (I/O Psychology) is the fastest growing career area as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor. Between 2012 and 2022, jobs in this field are expected to grow by 53%. The starting salary for a master’s level consultant in 2012 was $65,000. The median annual salary was $80,000.
A sampling of recent local and national job opportunities:
Associate Director of Organizational Development
Organizational Development Consultant
Mid-Market Organizational Consultant
Director of Learning and Development
Senior Analyst, People Analytics and Engagement
Talent Management Manager
Marketing Academy Program Manager
People Programs Specialist, Hiring Innovation
In this practitioner-oriented program students of I/O Psychology will have a variety of learning opportunities. Graduates of the program can expect to learn how to:
Use research and measurement skills to solve practical workplace issues
Apply the principles of psychology to human resource and leadership challenges
Address complex issues brought forth by the current multi-generational workforce
Design, implement and analyze the effectiveness of workplace programs
Research and improve the quality of work environments
Become skilled in conflict management
Incorporate legal and ethical considerations into workplace policy and practices
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