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Master's degree

Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

24 months

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Register by: Apr 27, 2022

Advance your knowledge and understanding of workplace culture. Learn how to apply industrial-organizational psychology principles to human behavior and motivation. The application of these principles can be used in business and organizational settings to optimize workforce performance. Courses for this program are aligned to the education standards set by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • Scientific Mindedness

  • Ethical and Social Responsibility

  • Communication

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We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

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Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

What you'll learn

When you earn your online master of science in industrial-organizational psychology you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Integrate industrial/organizational psychological principles in human work performance and interactions
  • Evaluate the implications of psychological research on the human experience
  • Evaluate considerations related to ethics and diversity
  • Synthesize appropriate personal and professional communication in psychology

Program Purpose Statement

The Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of I-O Psychology. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a psychologist.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology?

A MSIOP can prepare you for:

  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Operations Manager
  • Development Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Organizational Consultant
  • Psychology Instructor
14 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected job growth for Management Analysts on average between 2020 and 2030.


Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Up to $1 million in new scholarship opportunities this month.

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.


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Accreditation & Faculty

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Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

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Average years of industry experience



85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

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