Learn how to apply the latest theory and principles in industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology to create stronger organizations and improve employee performance in one of the first I-O master’s programs offered online.

Prepare to advance your career and drive organizational change as a:

  • Consultant
  • Corporate trainer
  • Human resource manager
  • Researcher

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 15 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 23 credits

Choose from five specializations:

  • Consulting Psychology
  • Forensic Consulting
  • General Practice
  • Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Organizational Diversity and Social Change

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Describe behavior using current theory and research in industrial and organizational psychology.
  • Articulate the uniqueness of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology specialization including the history specific to this specialization.
  • Discuss how key industrial and organizational issues impact organizations (i.e. issues such as selection, performance management, performance measurement, job analysis, individual behavior, leadership, motivation, organizational culture, work teams, and/or job attitudes).

More about our MS in I-O Psychology program

  • Career Options

    As a graduate of Walden's MS in I-O Psychology program, your career options may include:*

    • Employee development consultant or trainer
    • Organizational consultant
    • Human resources manager or consultant
    • Researcher

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into the MS in I-O Psychology program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the MS in I-O Psychology program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your MS in I-O Psychology at Walden?

  • Accelerate to Doctoral

    You can apply up to 40 credits from this program towards our PhD in I-O Psychology program.

  • Social Change

    Become more than a scholar; gain skills to help you make a difference in your community.

  • Exceptional Student Support

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

Note on Licensure

The MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.



“I had to make sure the college I chose was accredited and user-friendly with a challenging curriculum."

Ginger Jenkins | MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate, PhD in Psychology Student