Adler University

Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology


17 N. Dearborn Street

Chicago, IL 60602

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Format: Online

Program Description:

Our workplaces play an important role in shaping society. Now more than ever, organizations from all sectors need leadership that helps them see beyond the bottom line.

With Adler University’s online Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, you can help re-shape the world of work to create positive change. Our unique I/O master’s degree teaches you to empower leaders to nurture talent, respect differences, and invest in communities to advance social justice.

During our two-year online M.A. program, you’ll examine how workplaces impact psychological health, explore strategies for making organizations more effective, and develop practical training and coaching skills. As a graduate of this program, you’ll be equipped for socially responsible leadership that helps organizations change their outlook as well as their operations.

How Our Online Industrial-Organizational Psychology Degree Works

Adler University’s Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is delivered entirely online. It covers thirteen courses over a period of two years, with regular breaks.

The online program immerses you in the same rigorous academic environment and community of scholars you would find on Adler University’s campuses in Chicago and Vancouver. You’ll study with faculty members who have direct experience in the I/O field and who are committed to our mission to create a more just society.

You’ll engage with case studies, participate in virtual events, and collaborate with classmates from around the globe. For your final project, you will develop an organizational Social Responsibility Action Plan that addresses a real-world issue.

What You Can Do

This program is ideal for current human resources professionals, recruitment specialists, or anyone interested in making workplaces more equitable and effective. After graduating from our online Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, you will be prepared to begin or advance your career in areas such as:

  • Business, industry, and nonprofit consultation
  • Diversity and anti-discrimination consulting
  • Human resources development
  • Recruitment
  • Professional training and coaching
  • Occupational health and well-being
  • Leadership development


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.

Eligibility Requirements:

Students must have a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1040 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Large City


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