Industrial-organizational psychology focuses on mastering key knowledge and skills needed to help organizations succeed, and the doctoral program expands those skills, targeting creation and dissemination of new knowledge in the field of I-O psychology through scientific research. The program is designed for those seeking to develop the applied skills necessary for basic consulting projects in business and government. Graduates of our master’s program typically find jobs involving analysis of jobs and people as a basis for improving the fit between them.
We emphasize that the best foundation for good practice is good science. Our curriculum offers a balance of I-O content, methods and applications in a culture stressing professionalism, respect for individual differences and the importance of evidence-based practice. Our students learn to think critically and to communicate clearly in solving real-world problems in work settings.
Courses are offered in a broad array, including but not limited to job analysis, employee selection, training, leadership, work motivation, organizational development and a variety of methods topics, such as psychological measurement and statistics.