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Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Certificate

Individuals interested in learning more about employee motivation, morale, and productivity may want to consider the Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program from Purdue University Global. Learn more about this online graduate certificate program here.

Official Program Name:

Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Graduate Certificate

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants of Purdue Global's Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program may be working professionals who want to learn psychological principles for use in an organizational setting. Applicants to Purdue University Global graduate programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Purdue Global's Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology offers students the opportunity to learn the theories and methods of both industrial and organizational psychology, and how they might be put into practice. The program aims to teach legal, ethical, and other implications, and it includes a field placement experience that is intended to give students the chance to integrate what they've learned with practical experience and to prepare them for further study in the field of psychology. Additional topics covered in this industrial/organizational program include employee motivation, productivity, morale, and working styles.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology:

This program consists of 6 required classes. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (30 credits)

  • Industrial/Organizational Theory and Development
  • Organizational Management and Behavior
  • Workplace Motivation and Attitudes
  • Organizational Leadership - Management, Training, and Evaluation
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial/Organizational Field Placement

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

As credits from the industrial/organizational psychology certificate can sometimes be applied towards a master's degree, graduates of Purdue Global's Industrial/Organizational Psychology graduate certificate program who are interested in further study may wish to consider continuing their education and earning a master's degree. Psychology programs are available, as well as degrees that combine social science and leadership.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Environmental Policy
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Master of Public Administration

Career Paths:

The Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is not necessarily intended to launch a new career, but rather to enhance the working professional's existing career path. Accordingly, the skills taught are applicable to many different businesses and organizations. However, increasing employee productivity and boosting morale are of particular interest to those in human resources, employee training, and management.

Positions graduates of the certificate program could pursue:

  • Human relations specialist
  • Training and development specialist
  • Organizational development consultants

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