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MA in Applied Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology

Liberty University's Master of Art in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Industrial Organizational Psychology program offers students the chance to learn principles in psychology, develop research skills, and address organizational challenges. Read more about the program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

School Offering Program:

Liberty University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students applying to this program should have interests in organizational and institutional behavior and development as well as research and research methodology. Applicants to Liberty University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent. However, some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is designed to instruct students in social and cognitive psychology and use those theoretical frameworks to address organizational challenges. Specific interest is paid to research, test construction and validation, and organizational behavior. This course work is intended to prepare students for scientific research into the brain, behavior, and organizations, and effectively apply it to typical problems that are present within the workplace. Other topics of study include training and development, leadership, and management.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students may be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, scholarships or some combination of the three. Contact Liberty University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology:

There are 36 credit hours required for completion of this program. There are 15 credit hours in core courses and 21 credit hours in specialization courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Liberty University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (15 credits)

  • Research Methods & Statistics in Psychology I
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods & Statistics in Psychology II
  • Psychology & Christianity
  • Cognitive Psychology

Industrial/Organizational (21 credits)

  • Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Test Construction/Validation
  • Organizational Behavior & Development
  • Human Resource Training & Development
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Leadership & Motivation
  • Personnel & Performance Management

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates from this program have several options available to them. Because students are equipped with foundational psychology principles as well as a background in human resources, students may be prepared to undertake further study in both psychology and business. Possible degree options include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational
  • Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources
  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership

Career Paths:

The Master of Arts in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is designed to provide students with a background in research, plus an understanding of social and cognitive psychology and human resources and development. Typical career paths for this include:

  • Hiring manager
  • Employment counselor
  • Human resource analyst
  • Training Manager

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