Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master of Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology (M.A.I.O.P.)

Watch Professor Kurt Kraiger explain how CSU's online I/O psychology master’s program offers students both practical and research-based training to apply the principles of psychology to organizational and leadership challenges.

Online master’s in industrial/organizational psychology from CSU

Study the behavior of individuals in businesses and organizations to determine how to improve performance and productivity. Students in the online I/O psychology graduate program learn how to use research and measurement skills to solve practical workplace issues and to apply the principles of psychology to human resources and leadership challenges within an organization. This degree is practitioner-oriented, providing practical knowledge and skills focusing on research and consulting. Industrial/organizational psychology master’s programs are considered terminal degrees in this field.

What you learn

CSU’s core curriculum is grounded in quantitative analysis coursework that prepares you to conduct research and analyze data that drives meaningful and lasting change in organizations. Through the online master’s in I/O psychology, you will learn how to:

  • Recruit, select, and retain high-quality employees.
  • Identify training and development needs.
  • Create, implement, and manage employee and leadership development programs.
  • Address complex issues such as workplace diversity and anti-discrimination policies.
  • Design and manage employee opinion and job satisfaction surveys.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of workplace programs.
  • Assess employee performance.
  • Research and improve the quality of work environments.

CSU’s expert faculty have developed the program’s unique curriculum. You will gain real-world perspectives from faculty with an average of 15 years of experience in the field. They each have their own areas of research in addition to a wealth of knowledge and experience in topics such as:

  • Assessment centers
  • Performance appraisal instruments
  • Corporate culture and climate
  • Workforce diversity
  • Employee engagement and retention

Take advantage of opportunities in a growing field

Employers are increasingly recognizing the need to efficiently hire and retain employees, create productive work environments, and make their organization a place people want to work. As a result, the industry’s demand for industrial/organizational psychologists is expected to grow 19% by 2024. Positions in this field are not only plentiful, they are also well-paid, ensuring your investment is worth it. Organizations need I/O psychology graduates to fill positions in:

  • Human resources and personnel selection
  • Compensation, benefits, and job analysis
  • Training and training evaluation
  • Organizational development
  • Succession planning and leadership development
  • Instructional coordination
  • Research and academia

Upon completion of your online master’s in industrial/organizational psychology, you will have the tools to meet the needs of employers throughout these different positions.

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