Program Overview

The Industrial Organizational Psychology Master’s Degree Program at Alliant International University is your opportunity to join one of the fastest-growing specialties in psychology today. In doing so, you’ll be able to help lead the business world as a manager, project leader, or human resources partner so that you can help any company or organization—and the people within it—reach new heights of success.

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Program Highlights

Job Diversity

Prepare for a variety of jobs across industries like healthcare, entertainment, hospitality, high-tech, and more.

Offered With Smart Scheduling

Our Organizational Psychology degree program offers a unique schedule, including night and weekend classes, to provide more options for our busy students. This program is also offered online.

Hands-on Training

There is much knowledge to be gained in the classroom, but there is a world of hands-on experience to be gained beyond the classroom doors. Take the first step toward expertise through field placements within dynamic, well-established organizations, such as IKEA, Walt Disney Company, Genentech, and more.

Industrial Psychologist Ranked as Second-Best Job in Science

Great news for our Organizational Psychology students and alumni—US News and World Report has ranked Industrial Psychologist as the second-best job in science! Read more here.

Faculty Spotlight: Travis Bradberry

Travis Bradberry, PhD is an award-winning author, president of a professional consultancy firm, and California School of Professional Psychology alumnus. After receiving his PhD in both clinical and industrial-organizational psychology, he went on to write the #1 bestseller Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and co-founded the world’s premier provider of emotional intelligence (EQ) TalentSmart. Bradberry set out on a quest to improve the way we build relationships in the workplace and enhance our professional capacity by understanding our emotional intelligence. After all, as he points out, “We experience 27 discernible emotions every hour,” and we can’t just ignore that. “We are emotional creatures before we are rational creatures. We have an emotional reaction to events before we have rational reactions to events…that’s just the way we’re wired,” says Bradberry. He knows that emotions drive behavior and focuses on how to build awareness of that in order to improve professional practice.

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A Master’s in Organizational Psychology most frequently leads to a career in organizational psychology (sometimes referred to as Industrial-Organizational psychology, or I-O psychology). The field as a whole is expecting some extraordinary job growth from now until 2022—over 50%! In fact, it’s projected growth rate of 53% makes it the fastest-growing field across all disciplines in the entire nation because of the growing emphasis for companies to improve performance of their business or organization through the guidance of industrial psychologists.

Graduates of the Master’s in Organizational Psychology degree program often work corporate settings, holding positions such as personnel analyst, project leader, human resources partner or manager, or in consulting positions—either in external research or internal organization—for companies and organizations of all types. They can also work in positions such as: talent development, instructional design, talent coaching, union organizers and representatives, diversity and management analysis, and more.

Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships to many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities at: scholarships.alliant.edu.

Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more about your financial aid options here.

Students develop professional practice skills in organizational psychology in a practicum designed to provide them with in-depth, supervised, professional practice learning experiences. In their second year of the full-time program, students will participate in 240 hours of supervised professional practicum in the business community, non-profit, or public sector.

The Master’s in Organizational Psychology online or at one of our campuses the program is offered as a semester-long and is open for enrollment during the Spring and Fall enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our 2018-2019 Fall Semester academic calendar here.

Our Industrial Psychology Master’s is a 50-credit program and takes a minimum of 2 years to complete, across 4 semesters.

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Online Programs

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Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

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Why CSPP

The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) is Alliant’s cornerstone school and was built on a legacy of thought leadership, multicultural competence, and quality of care. CSPP’s programs pair hands-on professional practice with academic rigor in order to prepare the next generation of psychologists and mental health care professionals.

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