This graduate certificate program gives you the opportunity to join one of the most fascinating specialties in psychology. The industrial organizational psychology program courses guide you in deepening your skills and preparing you to explore various roles in organization development, talent and leadership development, human resources and talent management, and more in various industries, nonprofits, and government agencies.
As modern businesses become increasingly complex, organizations must find effective ways to remain competitive. Organization development can make a difference in developing individual competencies, increasing team effectiveness, realigning culture, or improving structures, systems, and practices to enhance performance.
Learn to break down barriers in the workplace and build bridges that connect the diverse perspectives we all bring to the table. This IO psychology program is for those who understand that the health of an organization depends on the health of everyone in it, and want to help organizations and the people within them succeed.
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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.
Organizational Psychology Graduate Programs
The California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University organizational psychology graduate programs aim to develop highly resourceful, values-based practitioners. Industrial psychology equips graduates with 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 science and principles and theories to better their establishment. If you're looking to improve the health and well-being of your community, our organizational psychology professional studies or IO psychology master's program is the perfect place to start.
Organizational Psychology Degree Program Aims
In the industrial psychology program, a close integration of classroom and hands-on experience through fieldwork prepares you for the following careers, among others, 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 the IO psychology program curriculum, you'll gain valuable knowledge and skills to be one of the organizational psychologists and develop:
- Methods of enhancing the quality of life for employees in the work environment
- More effective, easily consumable, training programs and protocol to measure your 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
Courses in the organizational psychology programs are offered in daytime, executive, online, evening, and condensed formats. IO psychology graduate students are able to access faculty expertise at different campuses, providing an option to take some courses at other locations.
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 graduate students. If you are interested in being an IO psychologist or inclined to improve organizational behavior in a workplace, your mentors can guide you in the field. All faculty of the psychology program in the graduate school have earned doctoral degrees.
Practical Training for Organizational Psychologists
Field placement, internship, and capstone requirements, organizational consulting centers, and on-campus events provide students with opportunities to build relationships with businesses, professionals, and experts in the field of industrial organizational psychology.
Diversity and Cultural Competence
Issues related to globalization, multiculturalism, and diversity have always been integrated in the graduate organizational psychology programs. Courses and consulting projects include fundamentals of professional ethics, diversity management and consultation, human resource management, and culturally competent professional services. As a future industrial organizational psychologist, you will gain valuable insights and skills to address these complex issues in today's diverse and globalized workplace.
Alliant has been awarded second 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 celebrates colleges and universities around the world for their excellent HR and leadership development programs.