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Industrial Organizational Psychology MSIO

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The field of industrial-organizational psychology is centered on understanding work from a psychological perspective. Through the program, students are trained in I-O psychology theories and research methods, studying application in work settings such as industry and government. Students develop expertise in a variety of areas, including personnel selection, training and development, performance appraisal, motivation, team performance and leadership.

Studies in this field allow students to apply knowledge about psychology to organizations, contributing to the success of organizations by improving employee performance and well being.

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Our graduates can pursue a variety of relevant I-O jobs in a variety of industries including private and public business, government/military, non-profit, and consulting. Common job titles include Human Resource Practitioner and Organizational Research Analyst, either in-house with an organization or as part of a consulting firm. Graduates of our MSIO program are also prepared to apply to doctoral programs. Doctoral level training enables students to apply for higher-level I-O positions within organizations across industries, develop their own I-O consulting firm, as well as teach and conduct research in psychology or business departments at the university level.