Northcentral University

MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

The Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program is designed to examine psychological theories and practices and teach students how to apply them in work settings. Read more about this flexible Northcentral University program here

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in enrolling in this program may have professional experience working in an industrial setting, a personnel management department, or a social service agency. Completing prior coursework in workplace diversity, conflict resolution, business communication, and data analysis may prove helpful. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program have the opportunity to study field-specific findings as well as strengthen their own research skills throughout the term of the program. They will have the chance to explore techniques designed to motivate and lead others and mitigate workplace issues. The curriculum is also intended to teach participants techniques for acquiring and analyzing data. Specifically, students will have the chance to learn how to apply psychological theories to workplace issues faced by employees, work teams, or entire organizations.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

30 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loans or a Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (30 credits)

  • PSY 5401: Foundations in I/O Psychology
  • PSY 5402: Organizational Development
  • PSY 5403: Personnel Selection and Recruitments
  • PSY 5107: Research Design
  • PSY 5111: Applied Statistics in I/O PSY
  • PSY 5404: Tests and Measurements in I/O
  • Students Choose One:
    • PSY 6429: Capstone in I/O Psychology
    • PSY 6411: Internship in I/O Psychology
  • Students Choose Three Electives:
  • PSY 6421: Psychology of Leadership
  • PSY 6422: Work Motivation and Employee Engagement
  • PSY 6423: Training and Evaluation
  • PSY 6425: Survey Methods and Organizational Behavior
  • PSY 6414: Small Group Theory and Team Processes

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

While possessing a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology degree could allow graduates to pursue a wide range of opportunities, some may decide to seek a doctoral degree. Participating in an advanced program could better prepare learners for applied research, administrative, or scholarly pursuits. Clinical training could also be pursued at the doctoral degree level.

Higher-level programs that graduates could opt to enroll in might include:

  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Doctor of Business Administration in Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Doctor of Business Administration in Organizational Leadership
  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Career Paths:

After completing this Northcentral University program, graduates could seek employment with retail corporations, manufacturing companies, business offices, or postsecondary institutions. Jobs could also be found with charitable organizations or government agencies. Professionals in the field might interview potential hires, design in-house surveys, train employees, or strategize with other organizational departments.

Besides potentially finding employment as an industrial psychologist, graduates of this program could be able to work as a(n):

  • Organizational Development Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Leadership Consultant
  • I/O Specialist

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