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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 the graduate certificate track of applied workplace psychology.
Official nameMaster of science in industrial-organizational psychology
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Arts, Sciences, and Education | Department of Psychological Science
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*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.
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.
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
Typical program length3 years
Typical course load2 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.
Dr. Clair Reynolds Kueny is program director of the master of science in industrial-organizational psychology program and assistant professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She earned a master's and Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology with a concentration in quantitative methods in behavioral science from Saint Louis University. Dr. Kueny’s research interests include employee discretionary behaviors, including initiative, citizenship behaviors and counterproductive work behaviors, and the unintended consequences of these behaviors. She has over six years of experience designing and teaching courses for all modalities. She has received two teaching grants to support her development of the online modality curriculum for the program.