Psychology (Industrial-Organizational Psychology), M.A. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
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Psychology (Industrial-Organizational Psychology)

24 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 CAD/year
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The Psychology (Industrial-Organizational Psychology) program of University of Guelph studies how people think, feel and behave at work.


Key facts

The Psychology (Industrial-Organizational Psychology) program of University of Guelph studies topics as: recruitment and selection systems, motivation, employee development, teams, performance management and reward systems, fair workplace practices, leadership, and employee well-being.

The I-O Psychology field at the University of Guelph was developed based on the graduate training recommendations of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Canadian equivalent (CSIOP). The field is unique in Canada because of our balanced approach to graduate education - we highly value both the research and practice in our field and recognize their interrelated role in the profession.

Research Intensive:

Graduate students develop the skills they need to conduct top quality research by working closely with faculty, who have a variety of active research programs, and by completing an integrated series of courses. Our faculty are leading-edge scholars conducting exciting basic and applied research and our graduate students have a strong record of winning research and thesis awards. In short, our faculty and graduates are working to extend our understanding of psychological phenomena in the workplace and to use this knowledge to improve productivity and the quality of life at work.

Are you interested in:

  • Employee stress and well-being
  • Inequality in organizations
  • Trust across individuals and in teams
  • Understanding interview anxiety
  • Exploring how organizations manage job performance
  • Assessing selection systems for organizations

Career opportunities

  • Academic or non-academic
  • Management consulting
  • Human resources
  • Applied research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design and Statistics
  • Psychological Applications of Multivariate Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Consulting in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Recruitment and Selection: Methods and Outcomes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B+ (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours Psychology Degree and write the General GRE (Graduate Records Exam)
  • The GRE Subject test (Psychology GRE) is recommended.
  • Because of the research-intensive nature of our program we are most interested in students with a strong background in research methods and statistics. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    6412 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

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