Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Master | Online (optional) | Harvard University | Cambridge, United States
Master On Campus Online

Industrial-Organizational Psychology

12 months
37200 USD/year
37200 USD/year
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By using social science research methods, you'll investigate how to make people and organizations more effective. At this Industrial-Organizational Psychology Degree Program offered by the Harvard University you’ll study people, workplaces, and organizations to better align competing needs and create healthy, productive, and mutually beneficial relationships between people and organizations.



Through the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Degree Program offered by the Harvard University you:

  • Study the core elements of psychological and management theory, including personality, social psychology, organizational behavior, motivation, and human resource management.
  • Develop an advanced understanding of quantitative analysis, psychometrics, psychology of diversity, leadership, talent development, and workplace wellbeing.
  • Gain critical industry insights and preparation through case studies, group projects, and active learning experiences from Harvard instructors and professional experts.


The degree program includes 12 courses, with at least three taken on campus. Weekend options available.

  • Get started. You begin by completing three degree courses as outlined in the degree requirements. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
  • Apply to the program. While you are completing your third degree course, you submit the admission application. We have application cycles in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you choose from courses offered on campus or online, year-round in the fall, spring, or summer. You complete at least three courses on campus.
  • Capstone option. In the Applied Workplace Assessment Capstone, you’ll explore a range of psychometric tests used in occupational settings and gain practical experience by learning to administer, score, interpret, and provide feedback to participants.
  • Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Programme Structure

12 Graduate Courses


  • Industrial Psychology and Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Motivation
  • Human Resource Management
  • 1 core psychology theory course
  • 1 core management skills course

Non-Capstone Option Courses

  • 4  Electives
    • EXPO 34 is an elective option

Optional Capstone Courses

  • 3 Electives
    • EXPO 34 is an elective option
  • Capstone: Applied Workplace Assessment

Capstone topics are subject to change annually.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

To begin the admission process, you simply register—no application needed.

  • STAT 150 Intermediate Statistics: Methods and Modeling or PSYC 1900 Statistical Modeling for Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC 1501 Industrial Psychology and Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 4000 Organizational Behavior

Before registering for MGMT 4000, you'll need to pass our online test of critical reading and writing skills or earn a B or higher in EXPO 34 Business Rhetoric.

You have two registration attempts to earn the minimum grade of B and fulfill the requirement for statistics (a withdrawal grade counts as an attempt). You may take STATS 150 twice or PSYC 1900 twice or attempt each course once. 

The three courses don't need to be taken in a particular order or in the same semester, but each course must be completed with a grade of B or higher, without letting your overall Harvard cumulative GPA dip below 3.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    37200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

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