Master’s in Industrial Organizational Psychology and Resources

Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology is a subspecialty within psychology that has been ranked one of the fastest growing and most lucrative career fields. An industrial/organizational psychologist applies psychological theory and principles to contribute to the success of the overall well being of individuals at the workplace. They use research, data analysis, and application of training programs to aid employers with all areas of human resource management. A few examples of professional careers in industrial/organizational psychology are external/internal management consulting, research/analytics, program evaluation, market research, and human resources (specialist). I/O consultants can be self-employed, or employed by retail, energy or manufacturing companies. Indexed below is an affordability-ranked list of U.S. colleges that offer industrial/organizational psychology degree programs, along with a resource section. 

Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology

Industrial Organizational Psychology Master’s Programs

Minnesota State University Mankato MSU Mankato offers a Master's in Clinical Psychology provides rigorous academic and applied training particularly suited to students who wish to pursue doctoral study. The Mankato Master's in Industrial/Organizational Psychology emphasizes research and consulting to prepare graduates for careers in management consulting, human resources, and market research.
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Liberty University The Liberty MA in Applied Psychology Online provides students with foundational training in the study of psychology with the goal of glorifying God by understanding and optimizing human functioning. The industrial organization concentration will train you to apply knowledge of psychology to understand human thinking and behavior in organizational settings. Liberty also offers a developmental concentration and a MA in Forensic Psychology.
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville The SIUE Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology offers a rare blend of the scientist-practitioner model, requiring students to complete both a research-based thesis and several required field hours of practicum. The philosophy of our program is to provide the knowledge and skills required to analyze, understand and solve a wide variety of behavioral problems that occur in organizations.
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Salem State University (BACB) SSU offers a MS in industrial/Organizational psychology which prepares students for careers in human resources, organizational development, change management, and leadership development. SSU also offers a MS in Behavior Analysis which prepares students as basic or applied scientists in research and applied settings.
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Grand Canyon University The GCU MS in Industrial Organizational Psychology offers insights into why people behave the way they do in the workplace, how employee behavior can be predicted, and prepares the next generation of IO psychology specialists. Our program provides students with a thorough grounding in scientific principles, research methods and consulting techniques. IO psychology students learn to produce usable data and apply their findings to enhance the workplace environment and optimize productivity and efficiency.
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Alverno College The AC Master of Science in Community Psychology will help you to meet your goals of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Students will engage with community issues and organizations as you learn the connections between community well being and the well being of the individuals therein.
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Missouri State University MSU offers the following Graduate Programs in Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis which for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam, Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The MSU Master's in Clinical Psychology can also be earned with a certificate in Forensic Child Psychology.
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Purdue Global University (BACB) The PGU Online Master's Degree in Psychology offers you an opportunity to blend the rich, academic tradition of psychology with the contemporary applications of science. This program emphasizes practical application, so that you gain the tangible skills necessary to make a difference helping others, empowering people, and driving change. Concentrations include: General Psychology, Addictions, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
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Meredith College The MC Master's in Industrial/Organizational Psychology prepares students for one of the fastest growing and most lucrative subspecialties within psychology. Graduates are ready to enter the job market with a full-time internship your final semester. Learn to improve both the effectiveness of organizations and the work-life quality of employees while acquiring knowledge from a curriculum that meets or exceeds national standards set by the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
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Plymouth State University (NASP) The PSU MEd in School Psychology (K-12 Certification) is designed for individuals who desire certification in school psychology at the state and national level. Optional concentrations include: Eating Disorders, Organizational Approaches to Transformation and Healing, Personal Approaches to Transformation and Healing, Play Therapy, and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS)
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Xavier University The Xavier MA in General Experimental Psychology is a very small program that supports the work of individual students with particular faculty with whom they share a research interest. The Xavier MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology is dedicated to training students to be successful scientists-practitioners in the field of I-O psychology and help with workplace issues facing individuals, teams, and organizations.
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Albizu University (ABA) The AU Miami Campus offers a MS in Psychology with concentrations in: Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, or School Counseling. Also offered is MS in Industrial Organizational Psychology Campus and Online, and a MS in Counseling Psychology.
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Texas A&M University Kingsville The TAMUK MA in Counseling Psychology is appropriate for those who wish to become counselors in a range of federal and state applied mental health agencies, such as community mental health centers, rehabilitation offices, addiction treatment clinics, Operation Head start, and family service organizations. TAMUK also offers a MA or MS in General Psychology where graduates find careers in teaching and often pursue doctorate degrees.
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University of Hartford UHart offers a MS in Organizational Psychology and a MA in Clinical Psychology. The faculty represent a diversity of interests and specializations, including clinical, developmental, experimental, health, industrial/organizational, school, and social psychology. The program is strongly student-centered and committed to engaging students in the understanding of behavior, cognition, emotion, and social interaction.
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Saint Cloud State University (ABAI) The SCSU MS in Industrial Organizational Psychology will prepare you to find solutions in the workplace. Learn to use psychological principles to understand behavior and improve the productivity and quality of work life of employees at any organizational level. Study psychological theories and techniques you can put to work in employee selection, training and evaluation.
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Texas A&M University Commerce (MPCAC) The TAMUC Master of Science degree in Psychology focuses on courses in human cognition and research methodology, i.e. educational and experimental psychology. This program prepares students for further graduate work. TAMUC also offers a MS in Applied/Clinical psychology. Graduates can be found in clinical, organizational, and teaching settings all over Texas, the nation and around the world.
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Angelo State University The ASU MS in Counseling Psychology have the academic background required for licensure as licensed psychological associates or licensed professional counselors. The MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology emphasizes research and consulting skills and prepares students to work effectively in organizational settings. ASU also offers a MS in Applied Psychology and a MS in Experimental Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience emphasis.
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Illinois State University ISU offers a Master's in Clinical Counseling Psychology and a Master's in Psychology with the following concentrations: cognitive and behavioral sciences, developmental psychology, industrial/organizational-social psychology, and quantitative psychology. Both Master of Arts and Master of Science in Psychology are available.
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Stephen F. Austin State University The SFA Master's Degree in Psychology is designed to augment the credentials of individuals who are interested in applying for admission to doctoral programs in psychology. Electives to choose from include: Biopsychology, Cognitive Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Advanced Psychopathology, Advanced Developmental Psychology, Advanced Applied Psychology, Human Factors Engineering, and more.
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University of Akron The UA Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology take I/O coursework on a variety of applied topics including personnel selection, performance appraisal, training, and organizational psychology topics such as leadership and motivation. Students also complete an applied internship, and must pass a Specialty Exam before graduating.
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Eastern Kentucky University EKU offers a Master in General Psychology which offers students advanced training in the core areas of psychology and the opportunity to develop and explore specialized areas of interest. The EKU Master in Industrial/Organizational Psychology includes coursework in industrial psychology, organizational psychology, research methods, and professional skill development.
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Lamar University The LU Master of Science in Applied Psychology prepares professionals for employment in business, industry, or community mental health agencies. Two degree tracks offer specialized study in either Industrial/Organizational Psychology or in Clinical Psychology. Both degrees provide a well-balanced blend of academics and practical experience.
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University of Nebraska Omaha (BACB) The UNO MA in Psychology has the following concentrations: Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior, and Social/Personality Psychology. The UNO "Master of Science" in Psychology has two concentrations: Industrial/Organizational Psychology and School Psychology.
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Touro College The Touro Master's in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology will increase your professional value, and equip you with the practical tools and psychological methods to help businesses become more productive and profitable. Students gain skills in training and development, selection and promotion, talent spotting and individual assessment, understanding and changing the organizational culture, and more.
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South Dakota State University The SDSU Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology develops knowledge of theory, statistics, and research methods, our program serves as an essential foundation for students interested in a range of applied professions, such as research, external consulting, internal consulting, and data/workforce analytics as well as preparing students that wish to pursue a doctoral degree.
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Regent University The RU MS in General Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Online presents a scientific approach to the study of human behavior in the workplace. This specialized discipline will expand your understanding of employee conduct and attitudes and equip you to make a positive difference on productivity, hiring, morale and more.
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Louisiana Tech University The LTU MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program will provide students with a rigorous understanding of employment law, training and development strategies, leadership and decision making, organizational psychology theory, research methods, and statistics.
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University of Wisconsin Stout The UW Stout Master of Science in Applied Psychology will give you the applied research and data analysis skills to prepare you for a wide-range of careers in business, education, non-profits, and other areas. Three concentrations include: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Evaluation Research, and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
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Cleveland State University The CSU MA in Psychology Industrial-Organizational Research prepares students to conduct applied research in business and organizational settings. This specialization is designed to be completed in two years and culminates with a thesis or research project.
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Point Park University The PPU Master's in Clinical-Community Psychology offers a theoretical orientation based in existential-humanistic, feminist, critical and liberation social psychologies. We train our students to work for community mental health outreach programs and community focused nonprofit organizations while also preparing them for further graduate studies in psychology or related fields.
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Northern Kentucky University The NKU Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is designed to meet the core knowledge requirements of the discipline. Students in the program receive a solid foundation in theories, methods, and research findings. Students who complete the program are prepared to pursue careers in human resources, management consulting, program evaluation, and market research.
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Azusa Pacific University The APU MS in Counseling Psychology with Specialization in Children and Adolescents prepares clinicians who specialize in the needs of children and youth. You will graduate ready to pursue LPCC licensure in California. The APU MS in Research Psychology and Data Analysis has optional concentrations in Data Analytics, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Marketing Research.
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Azusa Pacific University (WSCUC) The APU Master’s in Organizational Psychology will help you discover your ability to diagnose organizational health; develop and implement change initiatives; administer and create job satisfaction surveys; increase employee morale and expand retention strategies; advance performance management programs; generate and direct effective succession plans; hire, train, and develop talent; and advise, coach, and build successful teams.
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Fairfield University The FU Master of Arts in Applied Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology offers a solid education in the theories, philosophies, and practices of this dynamic and growing field. The program is designed to educate students to apply psychological principles and techniques in the work environment, to increase individual and organizational productivity.
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California State University Long Beach (HFES) CSULB offers a MA in Psychology with an option in Psychological Research (MAPR), a MS in Psychology Human Factors (MSHF), and a MS in Psychology with an option in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MSIO). The faculty of the department are committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring, are active in research, and are engaged in professional and community service.
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California State University San Bernardino CSUSB offers four Master's in Psychology programs: Child Development, Psychological Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Clinical/Counseling Psychology. The objective of each of our programs is to provide thorough training that will prepare graduates for further study in doctoral programs in psychology and neuroscience, and for professional careers including, mental health care, school psychology, early childhood education, biomedical research, business and industry, and social service.
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Florida Atlantic University The FAU Master of Arts degree in Psychology provides graduate students with a solid foundation for doctoral studies. Graduates have pursued specialties in many areas of psychology, including developmental psychology, experimental psychology, behavioral neuroscience, neuroscience and neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and neuroscience, social/personality psychology, organization/industrial psychology, as well as clinical psychology, and counseling psychology.
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St. Mary's University The SMU Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology prepares students to develop and use tests for selection of employees, conduct job analysis and evaluation, identify training and development needs of organizations and groups, evaluate the effectiveness of organizational interventions, facilitate organizational change and development, and maximize the effectiveness and quality of work life for individuals and work groups in organizational settings.
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National University The NU MSIOP) gives you the skills you need to make an impact in government, industry, consulting, and nonprofit organizations. You’ll learn to apply psychology and the science of working to create solutions to resolve workplace issues. You’ll explore investigative scientific methods and learn how to resolve problems using evidence-based actions. Other focus areas include personnel psychology, organizational behavior, research design, and statistics analysis.
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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh The UWO Master's of Science in Psychology is designed to train students to conduct research across ALL disciplines of psychology including but not limited to research in: clinical psychology, social psychology, biopsychology, neuroscience, quantitative psychology, cognitive psychology, comparative psychology, health psychology, and organizational psychology. This program has a Cognitive and Affective emphasis.
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University of Tennessee Chattanooga The UTC MS in Psychology: Research Concentration prepares students for careers in research and teaching and is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate study of topics other than I-O or clinical psychology. UTC also offers a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology which one of the longest-running and most well-respected terminal Master's degree programs.
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San Francisco State University SFSU offers a Master of Arts in Psychology with concentrations in Developmental Psychology; Mind, Brain, Behavior; and Social Psychology. Also offered is a Master of Science in Psychology with concentrations in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
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California State University Sacramento The CSUS Master of Arts in Psychology is designed to provide specialized education in the field of psychology and has three options: Applied Behavior Analysis; Doctoral Preparation/General; Industrial/Organizational. Specialized study includes research activities in the laboratory, field, or library; teaching activities; and volunteer work in community mental health agencies, government agencies, schools, and/or businesses.
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University of Houston Clear Lake The UHCL MA in industrial/Organizational Psychology students will learn to apply the principles of behavioral science to understanding and solving problems people encounter at work. I/O psychologists work with a variety of issues ranging from change management, motivation, diversity, employee selection, training and development, leadership, performance appraisals, and organizational development.
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Valdosta State University The VSU MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology was incepted in 1984. Students have had a high success rate in acquiring jobs in human resources, research, and human services. Graduates have served as human-resource interns with local, regional, national, and international organizations in manufacturing, human services, health care, civil service, banking, and government contracting.
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Portland State University The PSU Master's in Applied Psychology creates understanding and solutions to enhance lives and address societal problems. Core courses include Applied Social/Community Psychology, Applied Developmental Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Along with our research, our work with students reflects our commitment to realizing human and organizational possibilities to their fullest.
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San Diego State University The SDSU MA in Psychology is a research-oriented program designed to prepare students so they are competitive for Ph.D. programs. Students take classes in one of the following areas: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Physical and/or Mental Health, and Social Psychology. SDSU also offers a MS Program in Applied Psychology with tracks in: Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Quantitative Methods.
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Montclair State University The MSU MA Program in Clinical Psychology is designed to provide students with a foundation in the theory, research, and practice of clinical psychology. Two concentrations include Child/Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology. The MSU MA in General Psychology seeks to provide students with a solid foundation in psychological principles and research methods. MSU also offers a MA in Industrial/Organizational psychology.
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San Jose State University (HFES) The SJSU Psychology Department offers a MA in Research and Experimental Psychology, an MS in Clinical Psychology, and a MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The MS degrees are terminal degrees which means they provide training for employment. The MA degree is designed to prepare students for additional advanced training leading to a doctoral degree in psychology or employment in human factors or other research settings.
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Southern New Hampshire University The SNHU Online MS in Psychology has three concentrations: Child & Adolescent Development Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Industrial Organizational Psychology. The eight-course core features classes in psychology research, measurement, ethics and more. The program is affordable, convenient, with great student support and expert instruction.
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Central Michigan University The CMU Master of Science in Experimental Psychology prepares students for doctoral training in psychology and for research positions in the private and public sector. The program has produced graduates who have become successful in other endeavors including administration, health and legal professions, and business and industry. CMU also offers a terminal Master's in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology.
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Baruch College CUNY The Master's of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Baruch prepares students to pursue practitioner or research careers focused on human behavior in the workplace. The program emphasizes the theoretical principles of the field as well as the application of these principles in the business world.
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Roosevelt University The RU Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology students learn methodology to diagnose and solve organizational problems, and earn the statistical and critical thinking skills to succeed in the business world. Our graduates enter the workforce ready to thrive in exciting jobs in organizational consulting and human resources.
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East Carolina University (NASP) ECU offers a Master's in General-Theoretic Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology will train students to apply scientific solutions to the workplace. ECU also offers a Master's in School Psychology which prepares highly-qualified school psychologists to work with children, families, and other professionals within public schools.
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Radford University RU offers a MA or MS in Clinical-Counseling Psychology, a MA in Experimental Psychology, and a MA or MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Job opportunities for our graduates include working at community services boards, psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse facilities, women’s resource centers/domestic violence shelters, correctional facilities, university counseling settings, crisis stabilization facilities, and other settings.
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University of Texas at Arlington The UTA Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is for students who wish to pursue careers as I/O professionals. Our program focuses on developing applied skills, offering professional training to those not wishing to pursue doctoral studies. Our program provides course work in experimental design, quantitative methods, applied psychological topics, and management theory. Requirements are demanding and admission is extremely competitive.
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University of North Carolina Charlotte The UNCC Master's of Arts in Psychology trains psychologists in the knowledge and skills necessary to address problems encountered in modern living. The program provides a foundation in the research methods and content of basic psychology as well as excellent preparation for doctoral programs in psychology. Also offered a MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology.
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Iona College IC offers a MA in Psychology General-Experimental. Students learn experimental research designs and survey methodologies, and become proficient in conducting statistical analyses. The IC MA in Psychology Industrial-Organizational Specialization follows a scientist-practitioner model.
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Clemson University (HFES) The CU Master of Science degree in Applied Psychology is offered with a concentration in either human factors psychology or industrial and organizational psychology. Both of these programs are designed to provide the student with the requisite theoretical foundations, skills in quantitative techniques and research design, and practical problem-solving skills necessary for either entering the workforce or continuing with his/her scholastic career.
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Texas A&M University The TAMU Master's in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology emphasizes the application of psychological principles to human resource decisions and organizational behavior challenges. Students will benefit from training by faculty who are nationally recognized leaders in the field.
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Southeastern Louisiana University The SLU Master of Arts in Psychology provides students with core training in psychology that prepares them for successful entry into a doctoral program. It also prepares students for paraprofessional positions with a variety of courses. You can also choose a Industrial/Organizational concentration.
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West Chester University The WCU MA in General Psychology is designed primarily for those students who seek to improve their knowledge, skills and research experience in psychology in order to strengthen their educational background for application to doctoral programs or professional growth. The WCU Master's in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is designed for students who plan careers in Human Resource areas of business, industry, government, or other organizations.
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Appalachian State University The ASU MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management (IOHRM) prepares professionals for work in business, industry and government. Students will receive specialized training in human resource management with emphases on developing knowledge of theories, methods and research findings derived from the behavioral sciences.
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University of Baltimore The UB MS in Applied Psychology offers two concentrations: The Counseling Psychology concentration prepares students for careers in psychology, by providing a stepping stone to doctoral study in clinical or counseling psychology or to a career as a licensed clinical professional counselor. The Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology concentration prepares students for careers as practitioners and researchers.
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Emporia State University ESU offers a MS in Psychology with the following concentrations: The Clinical Psychology concentration will give you the training and experience you need to help others. The Educational Psychology concentration focuses on the psychology of learning, including topics such as instructional methods, disabilities, and gifted students. The Industrial/Organizational Psychology concentration. The School Psychology concentration is for those interested in working with children with diverse characteristics and backgrounds, and in providing them preventative as well as remedial services to help them achieve success.
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Austin Peay State University The APSU Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (MSIO) is an online graduate program that trains students in the application of psychological principles to the workplace, built upon a foundation of research and science. Students can develop your expertise in a variety of areas including personnel selection and assessment, training and development, performance management, motivation, team performance, and leadership.
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Kean University The KU Nathan Weiss School of Psychology offers four separate master's degree programs in psychology. An MA in Forensic Psychology, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, MA in Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology and MA in Psychological Services. Our programs go beyond theory to delve into different aspects of important areas of psychology.
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University of Maryland Baltimore County (ABAI,BACB) UMBC offers a Master's in Human Services Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis and a MPS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The I/O Psychology program is a unique, highly applied program, providing graduate training focused on developing skills that are relevant in today's job market, exploring and integrating important topics including organizational behavioral management, human factors, and professional human resources practice
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Florida Institute of Technology (ABAI) Florida Tech offers a Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis, a double major Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Organizational Behavior Management (OBM), a Master's in Industrial Organizational Psychology, a Master's in Organizational Behavior Management, and an online Master's in Organizational Leadership.
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Chicago School of Professional Psychology The CSPP Chicago MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology provides students with strong foundational skills that many companies and organizations rely on when addressing assessment, engagement, retention, and productivity of workers.
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Chaminade University of Honolulu The CUH Master of Science in Counseling Psychology is designed to prepare graduates for work in the community and schools, assisting children, youth, and adults in adapting to various educational, family, organizational, and societal demands. The program offers students the ability to emphasize in one of three areas: School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage and Family Counseling.
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University of Tulsa The UT Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology focuses on mastering key knowledge and skills needed to help organizations succeed. Graduates typically find jobs involving analysis of jobs and people as a basis for improving the fit between them.
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University of Tulsa The UT MA in Clinical Psychology allows students to develop basic intervention, evaluation, and consultation skills. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume entry-level clinical positions in agency, health-care, and organizational settings.
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University of Oklahoma The OU Master of Arts in Organizational Dynamics combines the disciplines of industrial-organizational psychology, management. amd organizational behavior. Students learn how to lead and manage teams to help an organization's employees work together more effectively and ensure alignment between an organization's goals and the strategies people use to achieve them.
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Florida International University The FIU Master's in Organizational Sciences prepares students to be successful managers who can design and implement strategies that impact organizational effectiveness and increase productivity within the workplace. Course topics include the psychology of Human Resource Management, Group Behavior, Cultural Diversity in Organizations, Personality, Team Effectiveness, Personnel Selection, Leadership, Organizational Stress, and Training and Development.
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Kansas State University The KSU Master's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MIOP) emphasizes the application of concepts and behavioral science methodologies to problems facing the human resource professional today. The program provides students and working professionals with the opportunity to apply new human resource concepts, knowledge, skills and analytical tools to on-the-job decisions.
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Alliant International University The AIU Master's in Industrial Organizational Psychology is your opportunity to help lead the business world as a manager, project leader, or human resources partner so that you can help any company or organization, and the people within it, reach new heights of success.
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Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus FDU Metropolitan Campus offers an MA in General Theoretical Psychology with electives include: clinical psychology, social/consumer psychology, organizational psychology, and behavioral research. The FDU MA in School Psychology Certification provides the education to become a professional school psychologist. Also offered is a MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology, and a MA in Forensic Psychology.
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Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus The FDU Florham Campus offers a MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is designed to provide a comprehensive and empirically based background in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Students gain knowledge in work psychology based concepts including: selection and hiring, learning and development, assessment and measurement, employee engagement, and leadership to the impact of technology on behavior and systems.
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State University of New York New Paltz The SUNY New Paltz Master of Arts in Psychology offers general graduate training in psychology and provides students with the opportunity to select courses in a variety of fields including social, cognitive, developmental, organizational, and experimental psychology. Students in our program have the opportunity to work in one of our many research labs, present at conferences, and coauthor scholarly work for publication.
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University of West Florida (MPCAC) The UWF Master's program in Psychology is designed to provide a thorough foundation in psychological theories and research, as well as opportunities for applied work for those who plan to enter the job market. Students who plan to enter doctoral programs will find that we also provide excellent preparation. Concentrations include: Applied Experimental Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
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University of Alabama in Huntsville The UAH Master of Arts in Psychology emphasizes an understanding and appreciation of the scientific basis of behavior. The focus is general-experimental with coursework in applied experimental, biological, cognitive, developmental, human factors, industrial/organizational, and social psychology. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience working side by side with faculty members in their labs. Students in the program may choose to specialize in IO psychology.
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Wright State University (HFES) The WSU Master of Science in Human Factors and Industrial/Organizational Psychology will teach students to gain a greater understanding of human perception and cognition, individual, group, and organizational behavior, and how to design more effective organizations. Our learning facilities include laboratories, audio-visual equipment, observation rooms, and 20,000 square feet in Fawcett Hall dedicated exclusively to psychology research.
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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis The IUPUI MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is a full-time terminal Master of Science degree program. The goal of this program is to develop scientists and scientist-practitioners through rigorous mentored research and coursework in statistics, measurement, and research methods.
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University at Albany SUNY The UAlbany Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology follows a scientist-practitioner model with the goal of preparing students to be active contributors to profession of I-O psychology. The training in I-O prepares students for careers in academia, business, and consulting.
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Middle Tennessee State University The MTSU MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology graduates lead careers that specialize in recruitment and selection of employees, training, job analysis, compensation, performance measurement and evaluation, leadership, workplace attitudes, organizational development, and more. The program aims to produce professionals who can apply their I/O psychology knowledge base, grounded in scientific theory and research, to organizations.
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Middle Tennessee State University The MTSU MA in Quantitative Psychology aims to prepare students for applied and research careers as statisticians, psychometricians, data analysts, and quantitative psychologists in education, business, government, and other organizations.
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Hofstra University The HU Master's in Industrial/Organizational Psychology prepares students for careers in such areas as human resources, training, management and organization development, in which they can apply psychological principles to problems that arise in a wide variety of organization settings. The program is designed to serve students and organizations in the Long Island, New York area.
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University at Buffalo SUNY The UB MA in Educational Psychology and Quantitative Methods focuses on preparing you, as a researcher, to address problems in diverse educational settings, with the ultimate goal of improving teaching and learning, classroom and school organization, inequities in opportunities to learn, the assessment of educational outcomes, and a range of other pressing educational issues.
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West Virginia University WVU offers a MA in Educational Psychology. The general major in educational psychology offers a focus on the disciplines of teaching and learning, educational environments, and educational organizations studies. The major in child development and family studies immerses students into child developmental environments, providing holistic disciplines in child learning as well as family and community involvement. WVU also offers a major in program evaluation and research.
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University of Cincinnati (ABAI) The UC Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP) program has two primary areas of focus: Organizational and Community Psychology. Both areas rely on a solid foundation in psychology, including an understanding of the factors that influence behavior (social psychology) and how individuals think, process information, and make decisions (cognitive psychology). UC also offers a Master of Education in Foundations of Behavior Analysis.
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Sacred Heart University The SHU MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology helps you to develop your knowledge, skills, and ethics as a competent and effective I/O psychologist. Learn how to help organizations increase efficiency and employee satisfaction using psychological principles, and be prepared to apply your advanced knowledge to a career in business, research, academics, and more.
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University of Georgia The UGA Master's Program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology is an innovative, two-year program designed for working professionals seeking to pursue graduate education in a collaborative, practitioner-focused format.
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Colorado State University (HLC)(SIOP) The CSU Online Master of Applied IO Psychology program is aimed at equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills to tackle workplace challenges and enhance organizational effectiveness. At the core of the program lies the scientist-practitioner model, which integrates theoretical understanding with practical application. The program encompasses various aspects of I/O psychology, such as personnel selection, training and development, leadership, and organizational change. Upon graduation, individuals can pursue diverse career paths in fields such as human resources, organizational development, talent management, consulting, and research.
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University of Central Florida The UCF MA in Clinical Psychology is designed to provide training and preparation for students desiring to deliver clinical services through community agencies and in independent practice. The UCF MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is concerned with the application of psychological principles to organizations.
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University of Minnesota Duluth The UMD Master of Arts in Psychological Science (MAPS) is a full-time program with three integrated tracks: Clinical-Counseling, Industrial-Organizational, and Experimental Psychology. The program prepares students with research-based knowledge and skills that are essential to successful careers in organizational, educational, clinical, and counseling settings.
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University of Detriot Mercy The UDM Master's in Clinical Psychology prepares students to become competent, practicing master’s level psychologists who are also prepared to pursue additional graduate study in psychology. Upon completion students are prepared for the State of Michigan’s Limited License in Psychology (LLP). UDM also offers a MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology which prepares students as master’s-level I/O psychologist practitioners.
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University of Maryland College Park UMCP offers a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Clinical Psychological Science which provides rigorous training in clinical psychology, including coursework in evidence-based psychological assessment and interventions, as well as state-of-the-art research methods and critical thinking skills. UMD also offers a MPS in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Students will develop advanced knowledge of statistical and research methods.
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Seattle Pacific University The SPU Master's in Industrial-Organizational Psychology equips you with the best research and applied training available, preparing you to be a scholar-leader fully committed to changing the world of work. Graduates will become practitioners who apply knowledge and skills to manage change, use scientific methodologies, and improve organizations. They will become leaders who motivate and build teams, develop future leaders, and guide organizations.
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Western Michigan University (ABAI) The WMU MA in Counseling Psychology provides a focus on psychopathology, psychological assessment, counseling and psychotherapy theories and practices and practicum experiences. The MA in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares students for work with developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse, community mental health, education, government, business and industry. WMU also offers a MA in Industrial/Organizational Behavior Management.
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Auburn University (BACB) The AU MS in Industrial Organizational Psychology is designed to train students with the skills and knowledge to enable students to become I-O practitioners in an applied setting. The program focuses on understanding, predicting, and modifying behavior in organizational settings, typically in work environments and is designed for students who plan to enter the workforce after completing the two-year non-thesis program. AU also offers a MS in Applied Behavior Analysis.
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Missouri University of Science and Technology The Missouri S&T Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology emphasizes the application of psychological science to enhance the performance and well-being of people in organizations. This program will prepare you to develop assessments of people for selection and placement into jobs, effective training programs, strategies for organizational development, measurement of performance, and ways to promote quality of work-life.
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Pace University The Pace Psychology MA will prepare you to develop your expertise in this area and then use it to accelerate your career in a variety of professional settings, including: human resources and organizational management, forensic psychology, hospitals, and jobs in caring fields such as vocational agencies.
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Elmhurst College The EC MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology students gain crucial insights into how teams work, or fail to work. Through projects and field experiences they develop the capacity to think critically and communicate effectively.
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Springfield College The SC MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology blends coursework from numerous fields, including organizational psychology, counseling psychology, and human resource management. Our I/O psychology concentration follows the scientist-practitioner training model and students will learn how to develop solutions for a wide array of human and organizational problems, ranging from employee selection to team building and organizational development.
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Adler University Adler offers a MA in Counseling Forensic Psychology, an MA in Counseling Sport and Health Psychology, an online MA in Applied Psychology, an online MA in Military Psychology, and an online MA in Industrial & Organizational Psychology. Adler University continues the pioneering work of the first community psychologist Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.
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Claremont Graduate University CGU offers a MA in Psychology with the following concentrations: Applied Cognitive Psychology: User Experience, Applied Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Evaluation, Positive Developmental Psychology and Evaluation, Positive Health Psychology, and Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation. Also offered is a dual degree MA in Applied Psychology/Master in Public Health.
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George Mason University (HFES) The GMU MA in Psychology offers subdisciplines in: applied developmental psychology, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, human factors/applied cognition, and industrial/organizational psychology. You will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty mentors on research of interest if desired.
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Wayne State University The WSU Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is designed for students interested in pursuing advanced training in applied workplace psychology. This program is NOT a transitional stage leading to doctoral degree candidacy. Courses include: Psychometric Theory, Organizational Staffing, Testing and Workplace, Organizational Behavior, and more.
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Pennsylvania State University The Penn State Online Master of Professional Studies in the Psychology of Leadership (MPS) is designed for working professionals who seek advanced education in leadership to enhance their careers, support organizational goals, and apply strategies for leading, influencing, and motivating diverse work groups. The program is based on well-supported psychological research and theory that have been shown to increase leadership effectiveness.
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University of Pennsylvania The UPenn Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) was the first in the world to offer a degree in this rigorous field of study. Rapidly becoming one of psychology’s most transformative fields, positive psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable humans and organizations to flourish. Our program's hybrid model allows you to explore the theory and practice of positive psychology without relocating to Philadelphia.
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William James College (BACB) The WJC MA in Applied Behavior Analysis program meets the growing need for practitioners who are knowledgeable about the principles of behavior and skilled in the development, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral interventions. The WJC MA in Organizational Psychology (MAOP) offers a concentration in Talent Management. The MA in Professional Psychology has concentrations in: African & Caribbean Mental Health, Children & Families of Adversity, Global Mental Health, and Latino Mental Health.
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New York University The NYU MA in Psychology offers optional focus areas in: Social Psychology, Cognition/Perception & Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuroscience, and Social & Consumer Psychology. NYU also offers a MA in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology.
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University of Southern California The USC Master's in Applied Psychology is an innovative free-standing master's degree program. This program is unique in that it teaches students psychological principles and research methods at the intersection of theory, research and practice in business settings. Students learn to identify key theories and apply them to a variety of challenges facing contemporary organizations, their employees and consumers. The program is available as campus or online.
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Southern Methodist University The SMU Accelerated MS in Organizational Psychology program consists of 13 courses including internships. Bring psychological knowledge into the workplace by learning about human resources, employee training, marketing and sales, organizational development and more.
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Industrial Organizational Psychology Doctorate Programs (PhD)

West Texas A&M University (NASP) The WTAMU Specialist Program in School Psychology mission is to help children and youth of the Panhandle succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally through preparation of well-trained professional school psychologists to work within the public schools. Graduates of the program will be prepared for employment as school psychologists in public schools or other related organizations and agencies.
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Grand Canyon University The GCU PhD in General Psychology: Industrial and Organizational (Qualitative Research) allows learners to study human behavior across a number of settings. This program focuses most on people in the workplace. Graduates will understand how relationships are formed and what makes people engaged and motivated. Studying these topics allows learners to consult and coach business professionals who wish to make improvements in relationship-building, culture and organizational performance. GCU also offers a Quantitative Research option which focuses on analyzing events by interpreting numeric data.
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University of Arizona Global Campus The AUGC PsyD in Psychology Online Degree Program is designed for students who are, or desire to be, practitioners in particular disciplines such as Criminal Justice, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Sport and Performance Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, and others that have in common a desire to demonstrate service to the community through improving the emotional and mental health of clients.
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Louisiana State University The LSU PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology mission is to provide graduate students with the highest quality education from a scientist-practitioner perspective, and to enable graduate students to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with I/O psychological theories, principles, research methods, and ethics. We offer personalized graduate training for employment in academia, industry, government, and consulting, with the goal of improving organizational effectiveness.
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Northern Illinois University NIU offers a PhD in Social-Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Social-I/O). There is considerable synergy between Social and I/O. Thus, though this combination is unusual, the program makes conceptual sense, and our experience is that this combination works.
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Wichita State University The WSU PhD in Community Psychology offers educational, research and practice experiences in real world community organizations and uses an apprenticeship model of education, giving students extensive experience in community research and practice work groups led by faculty mentors.
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University of Akron The UA PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology follows the scientist-practitioner model of graduate training, emphasizing the development of research skills, knowledge of I/O theory and techniques, and applied experiences. Students attain competence in the core areas of psychology--social, cognitive, biological, and individual bases of behavior, in addition to developing competencies in I/O Psychology, research, and quantitative methods.
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University of Nebraska Omaha The UNO PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology students are mentored by both faculty and senior students. Consistent with the researcher-practitioner model, we provide opportunities for a variety of research and field experiences in addition to relevant course work.
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Bowling Green State University The BGSU PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology goal is to prepare students for careers as active contributors to the psychology of work. Learning and developmental experiences are provided through coursework, research, and applied projects.
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Louisiana Tech University The LTU PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology prepares students to work in areas relating to applied behavioral science in organizations and business. The program involves rigorous preparation in psychological foundations, research methods/statistical analysis, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and successful completion and defense of a dissertation involving original research.
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Ohio University The OU PhD in Experimental Psychology focuses on a scientific investigation of normal psychological processes. Specializations include: Applied Quantitative Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Health Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Social Psychology.
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Portland State University The PSU PhD in Applied Psychology areas of emphasis include: Applied Developmental Psychology; Applied Social Psychology; Community Psychology; Applied Quantitative Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
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University of Houston The UH PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I/O) is one of oldest, largest, and most respected programs in the country. The program has centered on the application of basic psychological research and theory with the goal of advancing science and practice in the field of I/O. We strive to prepare students for careers as active contributors to the psychology of work.
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Central Michigan University The CMU offers a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and students can also choose a Concentration in Occupational Health Psychology (OHP).
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University of Nevada Reno The UNR PhD in interdisciplinary Social Psychology emphasizes training in theoretical foundations, as well as qualitative and quantitative methods in basic and applied research. Areas of emphasis include psychology and law (legal), personal and social relationships, social psychology and health, and organizational behavior. Gender, culture and development issues are integrated into the curriculum in each area of emphasis.
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East Carolina University (APA) The ECU PhD in Clinical Health Psychology will train psychologists in the science of psychology, as well as train them to deliver clinical services in settings such as primary health care hospital teams, rehabilitation, psychiatry, oncology, cardiology, geriatrics, pain clinics, sleep medicine, pediatrics, health maintenance organizations, community mental health agencies, and in the private practice of health psychology.
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East Carolina University The ECU PhD in Occupational Health Psychology concentration is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in organizational research and to develop interventions that are designed to improve the overall quality of working life while also ensuring organizational productivity.
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Clemson University The CU PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology trains research scientists and teachers for academic and industrial settings. This program is designed to provide the student with the requisite theoretical foundations, skills in quantitative techniques and research design, and practical problem-solving skills to address human problems related to work. The program is based on the scientist-practitioner model.
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Saint Louis University The SLU PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology prepares doctoral-level professionals with the knowledge, research abilities, assessment skills and intervention approaches to impact organizational issues at the individual, group and system levels to improve individual well-being, group functioning and organizational effectiveness.
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University of South Florida (APA,PCSAS,APCS) The UCF PhD in Psychology is organized into three areas of concentration: Clinical Psychology; Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology; and Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology. The Department is committed to furthering our understanding of behavior and mental processes by utilizing the methods of science in both basic and applied research.
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University of South Florida (APA,NASP) The UCF College of Education offers an EdS in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in School Psychology and a PhD in School Psychology. The program also requires students to complete an area of emphasis as part of their studies. This allows a student to focus on one or more specialization areas within School Psychology (e.g., organizational consultation, school-based mental health services, pediatric school psychology and intervention).
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Texas A&M University The TAMU PhD in Psychology offers four additional areas including: Behavioral and Cellular Neuroscience, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Social and Personality Psychology. Additional cross-area research and training clusters include: Affective Science, Diversity Science, and Personality Processes. The student-faculty ratio is roughly 2:1, which allows individualized attention to develop research and professional skills.
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Florida Institute of Technology The Florida Tech PhD Industrial Organizational Psychology is a balanced scientist-practitioner curriculum, with team-based coursework and research projects. Small class sizes and close mentoring from faculty members allows one-on-one attention for students. I/O faculty are active researchers who work collaboratively with colleagues around the world and students in the doctoral program.
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University of Tulsa The UT PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology follows the scientist-practitioner model of psychological training, incorporating a synergy of theory, research, and practice directed to improving organizational effectiveness and worker well-being.
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City University of New York Graduate Center (APA) The CUNY Graduate Center PhD in Psychology prepares students for research, teaching, and practice in the various fields of psychology. Students may specialize in areas including: Basic and Applied Social Psychology; Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience; Clinical Psychology, Cognitive and Comparative Psychology; Critical Social/Personality and Environmental Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; Industrial Organizational Psychology; Neuropsychology, and Psychology and Law.
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Southern Connecticut State University (NASP) The SCSU MS in School Psychology and in addition to a Sixth Year Professional Diploma (Specialist level credential) in School Psychology. Graduates of the two programs will be prepared for employment as school psychologists in public schools or other related organizations and agencies.
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University of Oklahoma The OU PhD in Psychology has four areas of specialization: cognitive psychology, social psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, and quantitative psychology. The programs are designed to produce experimental psychologists who are capable of assuming positions in academia, as well as industry and government. OU graduates have been consistently placed in academic, private sector, and government positions.
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Florida International University The FIU PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology focuses on issues such as the psychology of Human Resource Management, Group Behavior, Cultural Diversity in Organizations, Employee Health and Well-being, and Training and Development. The program emphasizes a commitment both to research and application as a part of individual specialty area development.
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Alliant International University The AIU PhD in Organizational Psychology will enable you to break down the barriers that separate us in the workplace and build bridges that connect the diverse perspectives we all bring to the conference table. This program is for forward-thinkers who are emboldened with the knowledge that the individual is just as important as the whole, and that for the whole to succeed, it starts with the individual.
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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis The IUPUI PhD in Applied Social and Organizational Psychology (ASOP) program is a full-time doctoral degree program with a concentration in Diversity Science. The goal of this program is to develop scientists and scientist-practitioners through rigorous mentored research and coursework in statistics, measurement, and research methods.
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University at Albany SUNY UAlbany offers a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience, a PhD in Cognitive Psychology, a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology, and a PhD in Social-Personality Psychology. For these areas the Master of Arts degree is only available to those who have entered the PhD program.
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Hofstra University The HU PhD in Applied Organizational Psychology prepares students for careers in academics, business, industry, government, and other private and public domains. Graduates are able to apply scientific methods to the solution of problems related to individuals and groups at work. Students academic training is composed of an advanced methodological and content based curriculum in Industrial/Organizational psychology.
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University at Buffalo SUNY The UB PhD in Educational Psychology and Quantitative Methods focuses on preparing you to research problems in diverse educational settings. The goal of the program is to improve teaching and learning, classroom and school organization, inequities in opportunities to learn, the assessment of educational outcomes, and a wide array of other pressing educational issues.
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Florida State University The FSU PhD in Cognitive Psychology provides research and graduate training that are designed to prepare students for research positions as professors in university settings and as scientists in government laboratories, private research laboratories, and public sector organizations.
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University of Cincinnati The UC PhD in Community & Organizational Research (CORA) for Action is comprised of scholars from multiple disciplines engaged in research to promote equity and social justice. CORA faculty work in partnership with communities, private and public sector organizations, and institutions of higher education, to conduct applied field-based research that promotes positive, transformational change.
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University of Georgia The UGA PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology exists to develop, research, and apply psychological principles to raise the quality of life for working individuals. The UGA PhD in Behavior and Brain Sciences has five areas of research options: Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Neuroscience, Social-Personality Psychology and Vision Sciences.
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Colorado State University (HLC) The CSU MS-PhD in IO Psychology trains psychologists in the scientific study of human behavior in the world of work. We expect students to obtain a firm grounding in several basic areas of psychology and research methodology, as well as a thorough foundation in theory, research, and practical techniques specific to I/O psychology. We train students to conduct both basic and applied research, and to apply of theory and research to organizational and human resource management problems in organizations.
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University of Central Florida The UCF PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology provides students with training that is consistent with the scientist-practitioner model. I/O students receive training in work motivation theory, organization theory, organizational development theory, attitude theory, career development theory, decision making, human performance/human factors, assessment of individual differences, small group theory, and more.
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University of Minnesota (APA,PCSAS,APCS) The UofM PhD in Psychology students earn a Master's Degree on their way to their doctorate. Areas of specialization include: Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research Program (CSPR), Cognitive and Brain Science (CAB), Counseling Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology (I/O), Personality, Individual Differences and Behavior Genetics (PIB), Quantitative/Psychometric Methods (QPM), and Social Psychology.
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North Carolina State University (HFES) NC State offers a PhD in Applied Social and Community Psychology, a PhD in Human Factors and Applied Cognition Psychology, a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a PhD in Lifespan Developmental Psychology. Students apply to an area and benefit from cross-disciplinary coursework and research across areas. We have a rich, long history of granting graduate level degrees, beginning in 1948.
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University of Oregon The UO PhD in Social/Personality Psychology reflects an intellectually diverse approach to understanding intrapersonal and interpersonal processes and individual differences. Areas of particular focus include: emotion and motivation; self, identity, and social cognition; groups, networks, and organizations; culture, values and world views; personality structure and development; decision making and risk perception and more.
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Purdue University (APA,APCS) The PU PhD in Psychological Sciences offers six distinct majors: Clinical Psychological Sciences, Cognitive Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Mathematical and Computational Cognitive Science, Neuroscience and Behavior, and Social Psychology. Our graduates have positions in academia, the government, the military, and industry.
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University The Virginia Tech PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology emphasizes the research process as the foundation of doctoral training. Our program provides students the opportunity to combine the technology of applied behavior analysis with I-O psychology.
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University of Maryland College Park (APA,PCSAS,APCS) The UMCP PhD in Psychology has the following speciality areas: Clinical Psychology (CLIN), Cognitive and Neural Systems (CNS), Counseling Psychology (COUN), Developmental Psychology (DEV), Social, Decision and Industrial and Organizational Psychology(SDOS). Each area offers a range of subspecialties and educational opportunities that combine expertise across several areas.
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Seattle Pacific University The SPU PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology equips you with the best research and applied training available, preparing you to be a scholar-leader fully committed to changing the world of work. Our program is built on a Christian faith perspective, and we welcome students from different faiths. We believe knowing who you are and what you believe is critical as an I-O psychologist
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Georgia Institute of Technology (HFES) The Georgia Tech Phd in Psychology has five areas of specialization to choose from: Cognition and Brain Science, Cognitive Aging, Engineering Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Quantitative Psychology. All five programs share a core curriculum in general psychology and quantitative methods.
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Illinois Institute of Technology The Illinois Tech PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology is the oldest, most successful, and most respected program in the Chicago area. You will acquire a strong theoretical and methodological background in various areas of I-O psychology as well as experience in work settings.
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Old Dominion University The ODU PhD in Industrial/Organizational psychology follows the scientist-practitioner model, emphasizing psychological theory and behavioral science. Faculty members involved in the industrial/organizational psychology program have expertise in organizational change, team processes, performance appraisal, work-family issues, and the inclusion of women and minorities in the workplace.
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The UIUC PhD in Psychology has many specialty areas including: Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, General Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, Social-Personality Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and Attention & Perception. Graduate students in the department belong to one program area, and the different areas can have different curricula and requirements.
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Adler University The Adler PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology Online trains students to be forward-thinking organizational experts who draw on scientific research and deep understanding of motivation to maximize human potential. Our innovative doctoral curriculum puts our social justice mission and the core concepts learned in an I/O master’s program into real-world practice, preparing students to work with organizations addressing some of today’s most pressing issues.
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University of Delaware The UDEL PhD in Social Psychology focuses on interpersonal, intergroup and organizational processes. Our research explores a variety of topics including psychoneuroendocrinology, social attachment and health, cross-cultural differences, prejudice reduction and racism, social value orientation, and personality.
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Michigan State University MSU offers a PhD in Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN), a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience, a PhD in Community Psychology, a PhD in Organizational Psychology, and a PhD in Social/Personality Psychology. We also offer on-line graduate training in program evaluation. Many of our faculty members and students collaborate with others in the department outside of their primary program, as well as with scholars across campus and at other institutions across the world.
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George Mason University (HFES) The GMU PhD in Psychology goal is to train students in the principles and applications of psychology. Concentrations include: Applied Developmental Psychology, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Human Factors/Applied Cognition, and Industrial/ Organizational Psychology.
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Wayne State University (APA) WSU offers a PhD in Psychology in the following areas: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Science, Social-Personality Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Our graduates are prepared to function effectively as research scientists, scholar-teachers at colleges or universities, and professionals in business and industry, health care, schools, and government agencies.
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Rutgers University (APA,NASP) The RU PsyD in School Psychology prepares doctoral level psychologists for professional practice with children and youth in schools and other community settings. We emphasize integration of scientific knowledge with innovation in the delivery of psychological services to individuals, families, groups, and organizations.
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University of Connecticut (APA) PhD programs at Uconn are offered in the following areas: Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Ecological Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Language and Cognition, Neurosciences, and Social Psychology. The Psychological Sciences Department admits students for PhD degree study only; terminal master’s degree programs are not offered.
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Teachers College at Columbia University (APA) The CU PhD in Counseling Psychology is dedicated to the preparation of counseling psychologists who facilitate the optimal development of individuals, groups, and organizations that is culturally relevant and psychologically appropriate across the lifespan.
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William James College The WJC PsyD in Leadership Psychology is geared toward working professionals looking to build and/or enhance careers in organizational development, leadership training, human resources, executive coaching, non-profit management, or management consulting, among other areas. Our program is for current and aspiring managers, consultants, and other individuals, with an average of 10 years of work experience, who want to exercise leadership, create lasting and positive change, and motivate employees.
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Industrial Organizational Psychology Associations, Journals, and Resources

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology SIOP is the premier professional association for the science and practice of I-O psychology. While an independent organization with its own governance, SIOP also represents Division 14 of the American Psychological Association and is an organizational affiliate of the Association for Psychological Science.
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Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations The mission of CREIO is to advance research and practice of emotional and social intelligence in organizations through the generation and exchange of knowledge. The Consortium was founded in the spring of 1996 with the support of the Fetzer Institute. Its initial mandate was to study all that is known about emotional intelligence in the workplace.
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Clemson Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology CSIOP is an organization founded by Clemson’s I-O Psychology graduate students. We encourage involvement in activities of the Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology program specifically, and of Clemson University in general. Currently we coordinate many professional development and social events in South Carolina per year and publish a newsletter at each academic semester that highlights members’ interests and activities.
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Georgia Psychological Association GPA is the state association for all psychologists working or residing in Georgia. GPA has clinical psychology, academic, government, educational psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, forensic psychology and many other types of psychologists within the membership.
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Society of Psychologists in Leadership SPL is professional society made up of excellent and congenial psychologists who work as executives, managers, leaders and consultants with executives and managers in organizations and corporations in a variety of sectors, including business, government, health, community services and consulting and academics.
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Houston Psychological Association HPA provides psychologists opportunities for professional growth and association with other psychologists. More than 200 greater Houston Texas area psychologists trained in Counseling, Clinical, Educational, Neuro-, Industrial/Organizational, and School Psychology find this organization useful to keep abreast of current evidence based practices as well as legal and professional issues.
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Chicago Industrial Organizational Psychologists CIOP is the organization dedicated to serving the needs of the Industrial Organizational Psychologist profession in the greater Chicago, Illinois area. We strive to be your source of insight, information, and resources in psychology applied to the workplace.
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Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology A quarterly peer-reviewed journal that emphasizes the publication of original research offering new knowledge to the fields of applied psychology, social psychology, work and organizational psychology, and personality psychology.
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New York Metropolitan Association of Applied Psychology METRO is dedicated to serving the needs of applied psychologists and related professions in the greater New York area. The key to our success is involvement of a wide range of people, from new students at one of many local Industrial Organizational Psychology programs to seasoned veterans with years of wisdom.
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Bexar County Psychological Association BCPA is comprised of persons engaged in the practice, teaching, and/or study of psychology in the Bexar County, Texas, area. We seek to be inclusive of the wide range of areas within psychology, including but not limited to: psychotherapy, psychological assessment, consultation, program evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research, school psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, neuropsychology, and experimental psychology.
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Gateway Industrial-Organizational Psychologists GIOP is a community for I-O psychologists to learn from each other, to connect with colleagues, to share their expertise. We do this through programs, networking, and professional opportunities. Our vision is to be the premier community of I-O psychologists in the St. Louis region.
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North Carolina Industrial & Organizational Psychologists NCIOP is an organization created to serve Industrial & Organizational Psychologists in the state of North Carolina with the goal of providing professional development opportunities for current and aspiring academics and practitioners in this field.
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Memphis Industrial-Organizational Psychologists MIOP is a group of industrial-organizational psychologists and like-minded individuals located in the Greater Memphis, Tennessee area. Our goal is to provide networking and learning opportunities for individuals practicing and researching within the field of I-O psychology.
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Michigan Association for Industrial-Organizational Psychology MAIOP is dedicated to bringing together Industrial Organizational psychologists and other like minded professionals in Michigan and the surrounding regions. We work to improve the competence and usefulness of I-O psychologists through high standards of ethics, conduct, education and contribution to individual and organizational welfare.
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BayState Industrial-Organizational Psychology BayState IO is a membership organization connecting professionals in Massachusetts who apply principles and practices of Psychology to the workplace through internal organizational practice, external consulting, and academia.
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Georgia Association for Industrial-Organizational Psychology GAIOP is a professional organization created to promote sharing of ideas and information about psychology as applied to work and human resource management. We provide professional development programs, including continuing education workshops cosponsored with the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
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Kansas City Applied Psychology Society KCAPS is the Kansas City, Missouri local I-O group of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The group started in 2008 with about 100 members with an interest in applied psychology and I-O principles.
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Central Ohio Chapter of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology OH-IO is a place for scientists and practitioners to come together for the betterment of all workers. Open to anyone in Ohio with an interest in I-O Psychology including academics and practitioners, current students at all levels of educational achievement.
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