Industrial-organizational psychology

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Overview

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in industrial-organizational psychology

Campus

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

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

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

40

Estimated cost

$38,000.00

*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.

Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
10.41%
employment growth
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. 2020. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$70,000
median salary

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

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

2 classes per semester

Accreditation

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

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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.

Clair Reynolds Kueny
Interim Department Chair Psychological Science, Program Director Industrial-Organizational Psychology Programs, Assistant Professor

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Psychological Science