Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Industrial-organizational (I/O) psychology is one of psychology's fastest-growing specialties: the scientific study of how human beings shape the business world, and how businesses shape human beings, the groups to which they belong, and the communities in which they live. I/O professionals apply that expertise to working with individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and systems to promote both human and organizational health. Our comprehensive program trains students in the critical areas of strategy and measurement, staffing, learning and development, talent management, and performance management. We prepare I/O professionals with insight, innovation, and direction to address today’s complex organizational issues of workplace diversity and inclusiveness, employee performance, change management, workplace safety, organizational culture, team building, and more. The Adler School applies a unique emphasis on social justice and inclusion. We do so through intensive online coursework and real-world experience through a community engagement project that supports resume-building success toward employment after graduation. Our students are well-prepared for a wide range of in-demand positions in industries as diverse as healthcare, biotechnology, marketing, engineering, banking, and manufacturing. In the industrial area of practice, I/O practitioners may work in recruitment, selection, and placement; compensation and benefits; performance management; job analysis, research, survey development and validation; measurement of training effects; safety and performance issues related to human factors; and consumer behaviors. In the organizational area of practice, I/O practitioners may work in organizational culture and diversity; organizational change; organizational development; leadership development; group and team dynamics; instructional design and training development; motivation and rewards; work-life balance; and organizational branding. Our unique emphasis on socially responsible practice means our students and faculty embrace a broad range of perspectives and theoretical approaches. They work to build and maintain bridges across social, economic, cultural, racial, and political systems through practice. They empower others to identify and address shared problems, and foster the development of social equality, justice, and respect through compassionate action.
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Established in 1952. Not-for-profit.
Adler School of Professional Psychology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (800) 621-7440.
Students must have a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution