Industrial/Organizational Concentration

Overview

The Psychology Master's Degree I/O concentration integrates core graduate psychology courses, I/O Psychology and Behavior Systems Analysis. A one-year supervised field experience is available. The program provides students the option to continue their graduate work in a doctoral program or immediately seek employment as an internal or external organizational consultant. 

I/O Psychology is the application of behavioral science in organizations to improve employee performance and job satisfaction. The field has a projected growth of over 20% a year through 2018. The median salary in 2009 was $83,260 annually. Of I/O psychologists surveyed, 6% had a bachelor's degree, 53% a master's degree, and 41% a doctorate or professional degree. 

In 2008, 36% of I/O psychologists were employed by consulting firms, 16% were self-employed, and 48% worked for private and public organizations. That is, 52% served as external consultants to organizations while 48% served as internal consultants. 

Applicants for the I/O concentration master's degree should apply to the Psychology graduate program coordinator, Dr. Paula Varnado-Sullivan.

 

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