Develop tomorrow’s leaders and shape the future workplace with our two industrial and organizational psychology master’s degree programs. Both degree options incorporate our unique focus on socially responsible practice.
- Thesis or non-thesis options available.
- Train in organizational development and leadership to transform work culture.
- Earn your degree in two years of full-time study or ask about our part-time options.
- Create a flexible schedule that works for you with daytime, weekend, and evening classes.
- Gain extensive real-world experience with two practicum experiences, including one uniquely focused on socially responsible practice.
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Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Thesis Program)
Bringing together theory, research, applied skills and community service, the M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology lays the foundation for creating a forward-thinking workplace environment that stresses leadership, innovation and well-being.
The program features extensive individualized advising and mentorship to develop your leadership capacity and helps you forge a specialized, unique point of view that will help differentiate your skill set in a highly competitive marketplace.
After graduation, you will have the option to enter practice or pursue a Ph.D. in a related field.
Master of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Non-Thesis Program)
Our Master of Industrial and Organizational Psychology focuses on the skills and knowledge practitioners need to foster workplaces that encourage healthy and productive professional relationships.
Bringing together theory, research, applied skills, and community service, it is designed to give students the in-depth theoretical knowledge and real-world experience to be effective, socially responsible organizational experts.
Both of our organizational psychology master’s degrees feature an immersive learning experience that brings together rigorous coursework with real-world experience creating positive social change—all led by experts in the field. Our training prioritizes leadership development, providing students with personalized coaching from faculty and peers, and opportunities to cultivate self-reflection, relational skills, and systems thinking.
M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
The curriculum for our M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology consists of 45 credits spread over two years comprising a fall, spring, and summer term. Courses include a blend of theory, research, and practicum experiences. Coursework includes:
- Leadership Development
- Group Theory and Team Dynamics
- MAOP Thesis
- Leadership Coaching
- Social Psychology and Well-Being at Work
Master of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
The Master of Industrial and Organizational Psychology also includes 45 credits of coursework scheduled over two years, culminating in a project which addresses a real-world issue encompassing organizational psychology and social justice problems. Course options include:
- Research Methods in Organizational Psychology
- Ethics & Socially Responsible Practice
- Statistical Methods at Work
- Career Development and Executive Succession
- Comprehensive Specialty Project
Get a complete list of courses and a more detailed degree plan: CONTACT ADMISSIONS