Master's in I-O Psychology


Our 36-Credit Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology will equip you with practical tools and psychological methods to help businesses become more productive and profitable.

I-O psychologists use research and theory to help management and employees work more efficiently together, and ensure overall employee satisfaction. With the working knowledge gained from this program, you’ll be skilled at reaching important corporate goals around team building, motivation and effective leadership.

Attend our Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology program online or at our New York City campus.

Admission into the I-O Program

Interested in applying? We welcome professionals from all backgrounds who have a bachelor's with a minimum 3.0 GPA. We aim to keep tuition affordable and offer limited scholarships for our behavioral science students. If you're applying as an F1 international student, you will now be eligible for 3 years of post-graduate employment in the US. For more detailed information on our academic requirements and application process, visit our Admissions page.

What Can I Do With a Master’s in I-O Psychology?

A Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology allows you to work in a variety of settings and roles. Although industrial psychologists are normally seen working in-house or as consultants for major corporations, there are also opportunities to work in government, healthcare or at a labor union. Some I-O psychologists also hold research positions in academia. Oftentimes, I-O psychologists work closely with a company’s HR department to develop effective policies and training.

With a Master’s in I-O Psychology, there are other related roles you can take on as well. As an I-O Psych graduate, you can work as a talent management specialist, and train managers to be more effective leaders. You can also work as behavior analyst and use consumer research to predict trends and inform marketing strategies.

Finally, industrial-organizational psychologists can work as human resources managers, and work on setting the HR policies for an organization, recruiting new employees, and managing workplace disputes. Your psychology background can play an important role in resolving internal conflict and creating a harmonious work environment.

Industrial-Organizational Psychology Salary

Industrial-organizational psychologists make an average salary of around $93,000 (US News). In the New York City area, the average salary is around $150,000. An I-O Psychologist with more experience in New York could potentially make upwards of $190,000 (

Capstone Internship

The cornerstone of our program is the 240 hour I-O internship, where you put all you've learned into practice. Upon graduation, many interns are offered a full-time job at their internship location.

Alumni Network

We have an amazing alumni network, in I-O positions, ready to help you get started on your I-O career.

Organizational Development Focus

Our curriculum studies successful organizational change and performance, and projects throughout will allow you to apply the ideas and techniques you’re learning.

Online and On-Campus

Classes are available online or on campus. Online classes are in sequence and at scheduled times, but commute-free. On campus classes are centrally located in midtown Manhattan at 232 West 40th Street.

Sample Courses

Here are just a few of the courses you can take while enrolled in our program as a graduate student. All courses are available both online and on campus in NYC.

Social Psychology in Multicultural Organizations (PSGN 613)

Study social psychological models and processes around work behavior, persuasion, and team dynamics. You’ll learn how theories and models can help support diversity, inclusion, and a healthy work culture.

Statistics for Behavioral Sciences (PSGN 604)

In this class, you’ll use mathematical techniques to conduct statistical analysis and better inform human behavior in the workplace. Methods covered include descriptive statistics and basic inferential statistics.

Theories of Leadership (PSGN 639)

This course explores the cognitive-behavioral aspects of leadership. You’ll learn how to use psychological principles for better people management, more effective organizational strategy and a stronger work culture.

Learn more about our courses and internship.

Theories, Applied

As an I-O Psychologist, you might deal with:

  • sexual harassment
  • personality and hiring
  • absenteeism
  • gender and leadership
  • workplace aggression
  • organizational justice
  • diversity
  • cross-cultural studies
  • globalization
  • motivation

Among a host of HR challenges, you'll use your skills for:

  • training and development
  • selection and promotion
  • talent spotting and individual assessment
  • understanding and changing the organizational culture
  • HR strategy during mergers and acquisitions
  • executive coaching
  • leadership succession planning
  • research and data analysis

In our program you will learn to understand the theories, models and philosophies that relate to these areas, and how to apply them.