An industrial/organizational psychologist’s job is to apply psychological principles and research methods to practices found in human resources. The human resource function in a business is to manage the employee life cycle—recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, and administering benefits; a degree in IO psychology provides the skills necessary to optimize the employee life cycle by:
Why AUM’s Master of Science in Psychology: Industrial & Organizational track?”
Apply early! We will now consider completed applications that are submitted by August 1!
Application details are below under“Learn More.”
If you are seeking a master’s degree program in clinical psychology, take a look at our Clinical Psychology track.
Get to know the Industrial & Organizational Psychology program
Students that have not completed any psychology courses will be asked to complete a list of up to six undergraduate classes before starting their graduate program.
Tuition is roughly half of the cost of other major universities in Alabama that offer a similar program, just $421 per credit hour for Alabama residents and $463 for non-residents.
Depending on your interests and work experience, it could open up a whole new set of options! If you are in the HR field now, it could lead to pay increases and/or management opportunities.
This degree track is 100% online and asynchronous, so you’ll work on your schedule. It is designed for you to take two classes each semester and graduate after five semesters.
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Why Industrial & Organizational Psychology?
To create a modern, people-centric workplace
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Many I/O graduates work in a variety of HR roles for government, industry and business. Others are qualified as trainers, facilitators, assessors, coaches and consultants. Check out our Career Discovery Board on this page to begin exploring your options.
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Students are not required to have a psychology degree. If students performed well in their other program of study, they will still be considered for admission. However, being able to take graduate level psychology classes will first require that you obtain a general undergraduate level background in psychology.
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology reports that the top five competencies to succeed in the field are critical thinking, verbal communication, ethical behavior, interpersonal skills, and accountability. Experiences such as “collaborating with people from different teams on various projects” were also deemed vital.
Develop training programs. Mediate disputes. Prepare scientific or technical reports. Collect information from people through interviews or surveys. Administer standardized physical or psychological tests. Coach employees. Assess job candidates. Evaluate performance of individuals.
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Our academic departments include Biology and Environmental Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Psychology. To help you pay for college, you might qualify for one of our scholarships.
Master of Science in Psychology, Industrial & Organizational Track
To complete this master’s program, you will need to complete 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours. The courses below are only a sampling of requirements. Contact the Psychology Department for a current listing of courses required to complete this program.
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We will now consider completed applications that are submitted by August 1st!
No. The Psychology MS program admits for the Fall term only. This is for both the Clinical and the Industrial-Organizational tracks.
Yes! If you do, you’ll also receive an admission decision early! Starting as early as February, all completed applications will be reviewed and admission decisions are made each month. Applications that are complete by the 15th of each month will be reviewed and admission decisions will be sent out by the end of the month.
To have a completed application, you will need all of the following:
Note: Applications will not be processed or evaluated until they are completed with all of the components listed above. Applications that are not complete by July 1st will be not processed or evaluated for that year’s cohort.
If you have any questions about the admissions process, please contact [email protected] for more information.
AUM is honored to have received many national and regional awards over the years. U.S. News & World Report named AUM one of its Top Public Schools for 2021, and Yahoo! Finance honored us as one of the Most Affordable Universities for 2021.
We think a high-quality, graduate education should be affordable. Tuition rates for many of our programs are lower than at comparable universities. In addition, scholarship or other kinds of tuition assistance may be available.
AUM offers a close-knit community where students and faculty get to know each other by name and develop valuable professional networks. We are able to keep class sizes small to facilitate group projects and personalized learning.
We understand that one of the main reasons you are here is to expand your career options. That’s why our programs are practical and often apply to your current work situation. You’ll also have the opportunity to get valuable career assistance.