Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Degree

Bellevue University


Degree Overview

Industrial and organizational psychology (also known as I-O psychology) is the scientific study of human behavior in the workplace. I-O psychologists combine the theory and practice of psychology to improve the performance, motivation, job satisfaction, safety, and health and well-being of employees.

Expand your opportunity to guide organizational decision making, problem solving, and strategy with Bellevue University’s Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Graduates of this online Master's program in industrial-organizational psychology will be well-equipped to bring a strategic, mindful approach to:

Human resource development

Employee engagement

Personnel selection and succession planning

Talent management and performance

Our industrial organizational psychology graduate program will empower you to:

Leverage analytical tools and interpret statistical data

Tackle complex organizational challenges

Apply research to the workplace

Provide meaningful insights in corporate settings and consulting

Recommend strategies to help build an engaged, motivated workforce

In the online accelerated cohort format, you will register for classes just once and progress through the degree program with a group of peers throughout your coursework. All members of the cohort benefit from the shared experiences and diverse perspectives of peers in the group, as well as the expertise and professional experience of the faculty. Integrating hands-on, applied learning with theory, all Bellevue University degrees are designed to deliver a transformative learning experience that is flexible to accommodate your personal and work life.

Program Outcomes

You will have an opportunity to concentrate on an area of interest within I-O in a practicum experience. In addition, an applied research capstone project will deepen your understanding of how to apply research to the workplace. Graduates of the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master's program will be prepared to:

Demonstrate efficacy in communicating theoretical importance and business application in a way that can be understood across job titles, departments, and organizations.

Apply current industrial/organizational psychology theory to solve organizational problems.

Define how to leverage data, analysis techniques, and statistical interpretations to provide meaningful insights that support business decisions.

Design and conduct assessments and measurements regarding individual, team, and business variables.

Develop research methods that address applied business topics.

Demonstrate the ability to identify organizational problems and recommend strategic solutions.

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