Industrial-organizational psychology

Master of science Missouri University of Science and Technology
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The industrial-organizational psychology graduate degree program emphasizes the application of psychological science to enhance the performance and well-being of people in organizations. Students receive a strong core foundation in industrial and organizational psychology as well as statistics and research methods. Students may select a thesis option (a good choice for students seeking a research-intensive career) or a non-thesis path in one of two graduate certificate tracks:

  • Applied workplace psychology  
  • Statistical methods in psychology

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in industrial-organizational psychology


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Arts, Sciences, and Business | Department of Psychological Science

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

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.

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to three years.

Course work includes

  • Organizational development
  • Small group dynamics
  • Job analysis and performance management


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

1-2 classes per semester


Missouri University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Angela Tennison
The interactions between the students and the professors have been very rich. The diversity of students’ backgrounds allows us to see things with different perspectives.

Faculty spotlight

Susan Murray.

Areas of Interest: Human Factors, Human Systems Interactions, Industrial Safety, Fatigue Risk Management, Engineering Education and Educational Research.

Susan Murray, PhD
Distance Graduate Adviser, Chair and Professor of Psychological Science

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Psychological Science