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Organizational Psychology Degrees & Programs Overview
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The California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University’s Organizational Psychology programs aim to develop highly resourceful, values-based practitioners who acquire the depth and breadth of competencies required to apply theory, state-of-the-art research, and practices to real-world challenges faced by today's global organizations. I/O psychology (also known as industrial organizational psychology) helps organizations by applying psychological principles and theories to better their establishment. If you’re looking to improve the health and well-being of your community, our organizational psychology master's program is the perfect place to start.
Organizational Psychology Degrees
Organizational Psychology Graduate Programs
Industrial Psychologist Ranked as Second-Best Job in Science
Great news for our Organizational Psychology graduate students and alumni—US News and World Report has ranked Industrial Psychologist as the second-best job in science! Read more here.
Program Spotlight: 2019 LEAD Award
We are proud to announce that Alliant was awarded 2nd Place for the Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD) Award for our Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology degree program, for the “Master’s Program with Emphasis on Leadership/Organizational Development” category. The annual LEAD Awards celebrate colleges/universities globally who provide excellent HR and leadership development programs at all levels. Winners were recognized at the 37th annual LEAD Awards on March 5th in Salt Lake City, as well as in the March Leadership Excellence Essentials ePublication that is distributed to over 500,000 HR executives monthly.
Organizational Psychology Degree Program Aims
The California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University’s Organizational Psychology Master’s degree programs aim to develop highly resourceful, values-based practitioners who acquire the depth and breadth of competencies required to apply theory, state-of-the-art research, and practices to real-world challenges faced by today's global organizations. This close integration of classroom and hands-on experience through fieldwork gives our organizational psychology graduate students unique professional preparation for, but not limited to, the following careers in business psychology and organizational psychology:
- Consulting to management and leadership
- Team development and facilitation
- Organizational assessment and design
- Human resources management
- Organizational change and development
- Diversity training
- Talent management
Throughout our industrial organizational psychology program curriculum, students gain valuable knowledge and skills to develop:
- Methods of enhancing the quality of life for employees in the work environment
- More effective, easily consumable, training programs – and protocol to measure their results
- Ways to measure employee satisfaction and morale and their effect on productivity
- Methods of identifying key attributes and personality types required for certain positions within an organization
Our courses within our program are offered in daytime, executive, evening, and/or condensed formats.
Students in our psychology major are also able to access faculty expertise at different campuses, offering students the option to take some courses at other campuses.
Psychology students have access to all Organizational Psychology faculty across the Alliant system. The faculty, as both academics and practitioners, bring practical experience to their teaching and welcome the diverse experiences and perspectives of all students. Read more about our faculty here.
Hands-On, Real-World Training
Practical projects bring the coursework to life.
Field placement and internship requirements, organizational consulting centers, and on-campus events provide students with opportunities to build relationships with businesses, professionals, and experts in the field.
Through our consulting centers, graduate students and faculty provide practical consulting services to organizations. These projects are tiered so that both recent undergraduates and mid-career professionals can build skills and enhance their professional abilities.
Diversity and Cultural Competence
Issues related to globalization, multiculturalism, and diversity are integrated throughout the programs. Courses and consulting projects include fundamentals of professional ethics, diversity management and consultation, and culturally competent professional services.