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Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Fairfield University

24 months
850 USD/credit 12750 USD/year
850 USD/credit 12750 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Fairfield University offers a solid education in the theories, philosophies, and practices of this dynamic and growing field. Faculty challenge students intellectually and offer individual guidance that provides a strong foundation on which to build a successful career.


The MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Fairfield University is designed to educate students to apply psychological principles and techniques in the work environment that increase individual and organizational productivity. 

For candidates in this program, Fairfield's Northeast location in a region with many nonprofit and for-profit corporate organizations provides a wide range of opportunities for fieldwork, such as employee recruitment and selection, performance management/appraisal, training and development, motivations and job satisfaction, organization development, job analysis, and research and program evaluation.

Career & Professional Opportunities

Graduates of Fairfield's I/O Psychology programs are much in demand, finding advantageous fieldwork placements and meaningful employment with some of the country's top organizations:

  • Bayer Corporation
  • Cendant Mobility
  • Cendant International
  • Deloitte
  • IBM
  • Jones Retail Corporation
  • MasterCard Worldwide
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • Sara Lee Corporation
  • Shell Oil Company
  • The College Board
  • Toyota Financial
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Surgical

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Effective Interviewing
  • Program Evaluation
  • Consulting Theory and Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application
  • A non-refundable $60 application fee paid by credit card
  • A professional resume: Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history (submit online)
  • A personal statement: Students should describe why they want to undertake graduate studies in IO Psychology (submit online).
  • Two recommendation forms and letters, one of which must be, preferably, from a current employer or supervisor. The recommendations are completed online. At the time of application, you will need to provide your two recommenders’ names and e-mail addresses.
  • Participation in an Admission interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Fairfield

1736 - 2740 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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