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Industrial / Organizational Psychology

Program Overview

Companies need efficient processes and productive workers. Employees need motivation and recognition. That’s where industrial and organizational psychologists come in. With a degree from CMU, you'll help companies select and train employees and measure performance while improving the quality of work life for everyone.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On-Campus
Program Length: 2 years
Credit Hours: 30

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

In this emerging field, you’ll put psychology to work. Industrial and organizational psychologists not only boost a company’s efficiency and productivity, they also improve the quality of life for employees.

You can tailor your program to meet your individual interests and needs, enjoying a collaborative approach where students learn from instructors and one another.

You'll graduate with the tools to make a difference in the lives of workers. You'll examine issues such as safety, mental and physical health, quality of life at work and emotional labor. You’ll learn cutting-edge ways to improve employee training, job performance and develop motivational programming to enhance a company’s approach to career development and leadership.

Our graduates take their new skills to top companies where they constantly improve the ways companies and their employees work.

Program Highlights

As an industrial/organizational psychology student at CMU, you'll:

  • Complete unique curriculum that includes cutting-edge seminars on current topics
  • Develop core skills by participating in practicum projects and internships for clients worldwide
  • Conduct independent research on topics of students’ interests
  • Find jobs: 98% of program graduates find career jobs within 6 months

Careers & Outcomes

Our industrial/organizational psychology graduates can get jobs almost anywhere. Our alumni work for universities, informational technology consultants, governmental organizations, global companies and more.

Career Projected Salary
Industrial/Organizational Psychologist $105,310
Psychologist $81,040
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