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MS in Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology

Students interested in learning how to integrate psychology concepts and methods with workplace procedures and practices could receive the education they are seeking when they enter the Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial Organizational-Psychology program. Continue reading for more information about this Southern New Hampshire University program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants may already have a bachelor's degree in psychology or have completed coursework in introductory psychology, social science statistics, or social science research methods prior to enrolling in SNHU's Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology program. Applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree prior to seeking admission into this master's program.

Program Description:

Students who enroll in Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology program have the opportunity to learn how to adapt and apply psychological theories and methods for a variety of industrial and organizational settings. Courses help them learn how to assess and diagnosis problems within an organization as well as how to develop initiatives that meet a specific organization's needs and goals, such as improving employee performance and training. Students can also explore theories of motivation relevant to the workplace, organizational leadership, and professional responsibility in consulting. The program concludes with a seminar where online students demonstrate their proficiency in motivation, organizational leadership, and consulting.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology:

Required Courses

  • PSY 510: Research Methods in Psychology I
  • PSY 520: Research Methods in Psychology II
  • PSY 530: Social Psychology
  • PSY 540: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 550: Measurement and Assessment
  • PSY 560: Theories of Personality
  • PSY 570: Ethical Practice in Psychology
  • PSY 790: Capstone in Psychology

Industrial-Organizational Psychology Concentration Courses

  • PSY 612: Motivation in the Workplace
  • PSY 614: Psychology of Leadership
  • PSY 616: Organizational Consulting
  • PSY 618: Seminar in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Prerequisite Courses

For those who do not meet the minimum requirements, the following courses may be required:

  • PSY 500: Foundations of Psychology
  • SCS 501: Foundations in Statistics
  • SCS 502: Foundations in Research Methods

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing the Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology program, graduates could choose to further expand their skills and knowledge by pursuing a doctorate degree. Licensed positions or academic careers might require candidates to possess a doctoral degree. Graduates could seek a Ph.D. in Psychology or Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. This Master of Science in Psychology degree program does not lead to professional licensure or certification.

Career Paths:

Graduates of Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology program could seek to assume leadership roles in a variety of professional environments. They might work for corporate human resource departments, nonprofit organizations, government offices, labor unions, or career services centers. Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Job Analyst
  • Employee Relations Director
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Organizational Change Management Specialist

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