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.
- APplication for Admission
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended showing a 2.5 cumulative GPA Bachelor's degree conferred in any field (needs to have 12 credit hours of Psychology or equivalent courses)
- Three letters of recommendation
- Brief personal statement (1-2 pages) - The Personal Statement should address the following
- Why are you interested in the field of I/O Psychology?
- Why are you interested in our program?
- Your personal statement should also list:
- Relevant courses have you taken at the undergraduate or graduate level in terms of social science research, methods, and statistics
- Relevant research or work experience
- Additional information (e.g. would you rather study part-time or full-time) that will help the committee know your commitment to completing the degree program
- Official acceptable GRE scores
- Military documents, if applicable
- Admission decision by department admission to the I-O Psychology program is competitive and selective. Applicants who are admitted typically have a GPA of 3.0 or above and/or GRE scores of 140 or above for the quantitative section and 146 or above for the Verbal section. All documents are reviewed during the consideration process. Priority admission will be given to applicants whose files are completed and who meet admission requirements prior to March 1st for fall admission and November 1st for spring admission. Later applications will be considered if there are spots open after March 1st or November 1st.
What opportunities are available with this degree?
- Private and Public Business
- Human Resource Practitioner
- Ability to apply to a doctoral program
- Government and Military
- Organizational Research Analyst