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Industrial Organizational Psychology

Industrial Organizational Psychology

Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the work place in the interest of improving productivity and the quality of work life. Many serve as human resources specialists, helping organizations with staffing, training, and employee development. And others work as management consultants in such areas as strategic planning, quality management, and coping with organizational change.

Industrial/organizational psychologist is listed in the top 25 jobs requiring a master's degree with the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. I/O psychologists will be in demand to help to boost worker productivity and retention rates in a wide range of businesses. They will help companies deal with issues such as workplace diversity and antidiscrimination policies. Companies also will use psychologists' expertise in survey design, analysis, and research to develop tools for marketing evaluation and statistical analysis.

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Self-Employed Consulting
  • Energy Production
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Banking
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Consulting organizations
  • Sponsored Schools Offering Industrial Organizational Psychology
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Online

    Industrial Organizational Psychology
    Master of Art

    Many companies and organizations rely on I/O psychology professionals to gain a competitive edge. Professionals who can identify what motivates individuals and teams to meet organizational goals continue to be in high demand in the world of business. The Chicago School's online M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program study a variety of applied I/O coursework topics including personnel selection, performance appraisal training, leadership, and motivation. TCSPP's online I/O master's program provides opportunities for a broad range of real-world learning experiences. Additionally, online students complete an Applied Research Project (ARP), giving them the opportunity to apply the theories and approaches they are learning to an authentic workplace situation.

    Grand Canyon University Online

    Industrial Organizational Psychology
    Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology

    The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology with an emphasis on Industrial and Organizational Psychology was developed for individuals who want to become behavioral specialists in the work place. Those with a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology often pursue careers as teachers or researchers at the college or university level, consultants and staff psychologists, or researchers. In the workplace, industrial and organizational psychologists work to improve areas such as selection and placement, training and development, and the evaluation of employee performance. This program involves an in-depth study of how individuals behave in a variety of settings. Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself.

    Northcentral University Online

    Industrial Organizational Psychology
    Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

    Northcentral University offers a robust Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology program in Industrial Organizational Psychology (IOP). You'll work with expert faculty who will provide One-to-One feedback and support as you learn to apply psychological theories to critical issues in the fields of business and industry. As you work through the courses, you will become adept at small group theory and team processes, dynamics of leadership and management, and the structure and procedures of organizational development. The application of tests and measurements, and the interpretation of their results as applied to employee selection, performance appraisals, and training evaluations are additional skills that you can expect to learn in this specialization.

    The IOP specialization in the PhD in Psychology program at Northcentral will prepare you to assume leadership positions in industry, government, consulting and education in various fields, such as research, coaching, human resource development, consumer behavior analysis, workplace planning, market strategy, personnel specialist,  and talent acquisition.

    Colorado Technical University Online

    Organizational Behavior
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology

    The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program with a concentration in Organizational Behavior curriculum is designed to help students understand how to apply knowledge of the major concepts, theories, research findings and key thought leaders in the field of psychology to the real world behavior of individuals and groups in the workplace. In this degree program, students will be given the opportunity to acquire the critical thinking, problem-solving, analytical frameworks, communication and leadership skills which needed in today's marketplace.

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  • Colorado Technical University
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Northcentral University
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