Graduate Certificates: Leadership in Engineering Organizations, Psychology of Leadership, Psychometrics, Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
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The Missouri University of Science and Technology Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology emphasizes the application of psychological science to enhance the performance and well-being of people in organizations. S&T I-O psychologists will be well prepared to develop assessments of people for selection and placement into jobs, effective training programs, strategies for organizational development, measurement of performance, and ways to promote quality of work-life. S&T students will receive a strong core foundation in industrial and organizational psychology as well as statistics and research methods.
Our program develops individuals who can manage human resources within technological environments, understand human factors relevant to these technologies, and apply research and scientific methods necessary to implement new technologies users will accept. Graduates of the S&T program will be prepared to thrive and make immediate impacts in a variety of corporate and organizational environments.
Students may select a thesis option (a good choice for students seeking a research-intensive career) or a non-thesis path in one of three tracks:
Leadership in Technical Organizations: learn leadership theories and how to apply them to improve organizational effectiveness.
Psychometrics: help develop psychological tests and measurement tools to improve employee selection, training, and performance
Human Factors: design environments to meet employees' capabilities and limitations by studying how they work.
Since 1913, Missouri University of Science and Technology has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.