Master’s in Organizational Psychology Overview
The Industrial Organizational Psychology Master’s Degree Program at Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) 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.
The online master’s in organizational psychology can be completed from the comfort of your own home or at our campus in San Diego or Los Angeles.
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Master’s Degree Highlights
Prepare for a variety of jobs as an IO psychologist, organizational psychologist and more across industries like healthcare, entertainment, hospitality, high-tech, and more.
Offered With Smart Scheduling
Our Organizational Psychology program offers a unique schedule, including night and weekend classes, to provide more options for our busy students. This program is also offered online.
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, which means there are great opportunities for our graduate students! 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 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the career outlook for graduates of the Master’s in Organizational Psychology degree program?
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.
What kind of job can I expect to get with this degree?
Graduates of the 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.
What scholarship and financial aid options are available to me?
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 for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.
What does this program’s internship opportunities consist of?
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.
What hands-on training opportunities are offered through this graduate program?
This type of psychology degree program includes a capstone course during which students will apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios and case studies.
When does the Organizational Psychology Master’s degree program start?
The Master’s in Organizational Psychology online or at one of our campuses is offered as both a semester-long and 8-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our 2018-2019 Fall Semester academic calendar here, and our 8-week term academic calendar here.
How long does it take to complete the Master’s in Organizational Psychology degree program?
Our IO Psychology Master’s is a 50-credit program and takes a minimum of 2 years to complete, across either 4 semesters or 8 terms.
What is the modality of this program?
You can earn your MA in Organizational Psychology degree online or on-campus, offering you an educational experience that is both customizable and tailored to your schedule.
Degree Campus Locations in California
The Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology program is offered both on-campus and online. Students can attend the MA in Organizational Psychology at our San Diego or Los Angeles campus. Click an image below to learn more about each campus and what each one has to offer. You can help a business through organizational change.
At Alliant’s graduate school, 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.
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. Ready to become a student at Alliant?