Get the hands-on training and insights needed to help today’s organizations build a skilled, productive, and adaptable workforce.
Employers face an array of new challenges in the 21st-century workplace. Help them respond innovatively to these challenges with a master’s in industrial and organizational psychology from Walden. Contribute to your organization’s success, effectiveness, and bottom line through coursework grounded in practical application.
Choose from two learning formats in the General Practice specialization of our master’s in industrial and organizational psychology program.
If you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule, the course-based format may be a good option for you.
If you prefer a flexible learning experience with no set weekly deadlines, allowing you to make progress at your pace and on your schedule, the competency-based format may be for you.
Build the foundational skills needed to launch a career as an I/O psychology practitioner. This specialization is aligned with the recommended areas of competence outlined by the Guidelines for Education and Training in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
In one of the first MS in Psychology programs offered online, you can prepare to pursue career opportunities in various settings—or lay the foundation for your doctorate. Go beyond psychology theory and research to hone the professional skills that employers value. These include written communication, social awareness, cross-cultural competence, and evidence-based decision making.
Graduates of Walden’s online MS in Psychology program will be prepared to:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for industrial and organizational psychology practitioners are expected to surge 13% through 2028.1 Earning your I/O psychology master’s degree can position you as a highly desirable job candidate, whether you’re seeking a promotion or new career opportunities.
With a master’s in I/O psychology from Walden, you can play a key role in an organization’s ability to compete, grow, and thrive in a changing work landscape. Potential career roles include vice president, director, manager, principal, or consultant in the areas of:
You can also pursue the role of community college faculty, teaching the subjects of industrial and organizational psychology, organizational psychology, industrial psychology, work psychology, (general) psychology, management, organizational behavior, and industrial relations.
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this online MS in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology degree program.
Earning your I/O psychology master’s degree can potentially lead to higher earnings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for industrial and organizational psychology practitioners was $97,260 in May 2018.1
I have recommended Walden to several colleagues over the years. The flexibility that Walden offers is great and it’s respected for its accreditation.
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1Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Psychologists. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.
Note on Licensure:
The MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.