Master of Science: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
Master of Science: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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Who Would be Interested in This Program?

Industrial Organizational (I-O) Psychology might be for you if:

  • You enjoy psychology but are not interested in providing counseling or therapy.
  • You are interested in using psychological principles to improve businesses (both employees and the organization).
  • You want to diagnose and provide creative solutions for work problems.

I-O Psychologists can provide answers to questions such as:

  • What motivates people at work?
  • Who will be the best performers for a job?
  • What can managers and leaders do to make an enjoyable workplace?
  • What training would be appropriate for new hires?
  • What assessment tools can be used to diagnose workplace problems?

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

  • An Undergraduate Degree in Psychology is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 undergraduate psychology courses including general psychology, statistics, and experimental psychology plus two other acceptable courses (comparable courses in relevant disciplines such as Human Resources of Business will be considered)
  • A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or 2.74 for the last 60 hours.
  • Students receiving clear admission to the graduate program in psychology usually have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Minimum scores of 149 Verbal and 144 Quantitative on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed?

  • Brown-Forman
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Select International, Inc.
  • Mercer
  • University of Kansas
  • Olympic Steel
  • Forfeiture Support Associates
  • Catholic Health Initiatives
  • KellyOCG
  • Mansfield Oil Company
  • KentuckyOne Health
  • Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • U.S. Department of State

How Do I Get More Information? 

  • Contact Dr. Jaime Henning, I/O Psychology Master's Program Coordinator at or 859-622-8178