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Psychology, Industrial and Organizational-Personnel and Human Resources, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (QS) ,
This program prepares the student for entry-level analyst and associate positions in the areas of personnel and human resources in organizations. It shares a common core of five courses with other concentrations in industrial and organizational psychology, but places additional emphasis on theory, research, and practice in areas such as human resource management, job analysis.


A graduate degree in psychology presents many research and professional opportunities for you. Our well-regarded research and faculty will prepare you for a future in basic or applied research, with a view to doctoral training, a career in clinical and counseling practice, or personnel and human resources. No matter what area you decide to concentrate in, by the time you earn your advanced degree you will have a thorough grounding in your expertise, useful contacts and important work experience.

The goal of industrial and organizational psychology is to promote the improvement of working conditions in organizations while at the same time ascertaining and improving organizational performance. I/O psychologists can improve hiring practices, develop training programs, and conduct such training, and they can conduct research to help solve organizational problems. They work in human resource departments and in research departments, or as internal or external consultants.

Programme Structure

  • Human Relations Training Seminar I
  • Social Systems Sciences Theory: Group Relations Issues in Organizational Psychology
  • Quantitative Techniques in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Research and Program Evaluation Methods in Applied Psychology
  • Psychological Concepts and Methods: Issues In Organizational Psychology
  • Group Relations Applications: Approaches to Training and Development
  • Job Analysis and Employee Selection
  •  Social Systems Sciences Theory: The Individual in the Organization
  • Human Resources Management Applications: The Individual/Organizational Boundary
  • Research in Psychology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Resume or CV
  • A writing sample (could be paper written as course assignment, e.g. for research methods class, undergraduate thesis, or an essay on a topic of the applicant's choice addressing a problem or issue in industrial and organizational psychology)
  •  GRE scores if available.

Applicants should offer:

  •  an overall GPA of 3.00 or better, 
  •  a minimum of 12 credits in psychology, 
  •  courses both in statistics and in research methods, with a grade of B or better in both courses. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9960 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    19920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9960 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5385 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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