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Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Advance Your Career with a Better Understanding of Psychology in the Workplace!

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Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MS

As long as there is business, there will be employees. These employees need workspaces — in person or online — where they can gather to get things done. That is the nature of work. How employees interact, behave, communicate, use people skills, mentor, be productive, and achieve goals is the nature of industrial and organizational psychology. A solid grasp of this specialized field of psychology can help you make a positive impact on teams, departments, and entire organizations.

From human resource managers to corporate leaders, if you have an interest in improving employee behaviors, worker morale, and productivity, you can benefit from an organizational psychology master’s degree. Keiser University’s Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology offers the IO insights, techniques, and credential you need to take your company, and your career, to the next level.

At a Glance

Credit Hours

36 Credit Hours


12 Courses


12 - 24 Months*

Week Terms

8 Week Terms

Credit Info

12 credits of transfer credit

Quick Info

Career opportunities in research, human resources, and more.



Financial Aid

Financial aid for those who qualify**

** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.

* Time to degree completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.

Program Overview

Keiser’s Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology degree program examines the behavior of individuals in businesses and organizations to determine how to improve performance and productivity for that organization. Graduates of our industrial/organizational psychology master’s degree program will be able to apply cutting-edge research and theory using quantitative skills. They’ll factor human behavior into the successful business equation by motivating productivity, building resilient leadership, supporting diverse cultures, and managing organizational change.

Student First Philosophy

Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Keiser University is committed to providing the education students need to excel in their careers and their lives—whether that is in this organizational psychology master’s program or one of our dozens of other graduate programs. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer several learning options, including both on-campus and online delivery formats.

Through this psychology program, we help graduate students prepare to achieve career goals in relevant fields where a degree in psychology can make all the difference.

Know Your “WHY”
Commit to Graduation

The industrial/organizational psychology master’s program is designed to help professionals apply psychological theory and knowledge of human behavior to organizations (and whole industries) to improve performance, job satisfaction, health, and more for the benefit of their associates and their careers.

What Can You Expect to Learn

Keiser University’s industrial and organizational psychology program enables students to contribute to the profession through independent learning, scholarship, and research. Upon completion of this graduate program, students will be able to:

  • Better understand organizational psychological principles and theories—including HR, leadership development, organizational behavior, and tests and measures
  • Appreciate diversity as demonstrated through application of multicultural methods of research and understanding of psychological principles
  • Utilize research methods to interpret and evaluate research data
  • Communicate more professionally in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations

Program Prerequisites

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

Note: For Keiser’s industrial/organizational master’s program—no GRE is required.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology degree, students must earn 36 graduate semester credit hours. Curriculum includes:

  • Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Courses
    Psychology of Leadership 3.0 credit hours
    Cross Cultural Management 3.0 credit hours
    Organizational Change 3.0 credit hours
    Psychology of Decision Making (prerequisite course-taken alone) 3.0 credit hours
    History and Systems of Psychology 3.0 credit hours
    Organizational Psychology 3.0 credit hours
    Human Resources Psychology 3.0 credit hours
    Tests and Measurements 3.0 credit hours
    Quantitative Research 3.0 credit hours
    Research Design/Thesis Proposal 3.0 credit hours
    Capstone I 3.0 credit hours
    Capstone II 3.0 credit hours

    Upon graduation, take your studies—and your career—to the next level with a doctoral program. Pursue a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or the PhD in Psychology to earn your doctorate at Keiser University.

Career Pathways in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Upon graduation of our industrial/organizational psychology master’s program, you will have earned a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology as well as gained the abilities you need to:

  • Improve employee performance, motivation, job satisfaction, and health
  • Conduct research on employee behaviors and attitudes
  • Improve hiring practices, training programs, and management systems
  • And more!

Through this advanced graduate program in organizational psychology, you will study several areas of psychology, from neuroscience to human behavior. Upon graduation, you will have gained the skills—and the credential—you need to pursue and excel in careers like:

  • Employee training specialist
  • Human Resource consulting
  • Evaluation and assessment analyst
  • Career planner
  • Organizational specialist
  • Workplace behavior researcher
  • Worker productivity consultant
  • And more!

Start Your Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master’s Program Now!

Have you been thinking about taking your HR career to the next level with an MA or MS in psychology? Searching for the best online master’s program in organizational psychology? How about an in-person program right here in Florida? Either way, Keiser has you covered. Learn more about our Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology today by Requesting More Info now!

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Keiser Benefits

We understand that today’s students have many responsibilities and obligations in their lives. At Keiser, we deliver the same quality education through different scheduling options to accommodate busy schedules. Whether you choose day, evening, or online classes, chances are, you will find a schedule that fits yours and allows you to fulfill one of the most important commitments you can make – a commitment to your education.

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Flexibility and Convenience

When you enroll in Keiser University’s programs, you can pursue your educational goals anytime and anywhere you have internet access.
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One Class at a Time

You have the option of taking just one or two classes at a time, allowing you to concentrate on learning while balancing your education with work, family and other responsibilities. With our “students first” focus and small classes, you’ll receive personal attention from your instructors.
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Experienced Faculty

Keiser University’s dedicated, accomplished faculty members are committed to your success. All faculty are prepared and are actively engaged in the fields they teach. You’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge and real-world experience.
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Dedicated Financial Aid Support

We are here to help guide YOU through the financial aid process to determine what type of aid you may qualify to receive to support your educational endeavors.


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