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Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology


Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Master's degree

18 months

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Register by: May 24, 2023

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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Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with labor market researchers like Lightcast to find in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Showcase new skills in weeks – not years – as you pursue your degree.

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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

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


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected job growth for management analysts is much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.



Paying for school

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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 a month in available scholarships

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

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.

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.