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Trina McCarty
Program Coordinator

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Master’s Degree

The master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in industrial and organizational psychology (MIOP) is a terminal professional degree. The curriculum emphasizes the application of concepts and behavioral science methodologies to problems facing the human resource professional today.

The program provides students and working professionals with the opportunity to apply new human resource concepts, knowledge, skills and analytical tools to on-the-job decisions. It teaches strategies for making informed decisions based upon a thorough understanding of current issues.

Graduates will have developed and synthesized a portfolio of skills, including:

  • a rigorous analytical and quantitative foundation based on traditional behavioral science principles and applied in a problem-solving framework
  • an understanding of how to effectively utilize computer and information technologies to increase efficiency in human resource decision making
  • a refinement of verbal and written communication skills to effectively and ethically guide organizational change while interacting with diverse populations
  • an ability to develop company-specific selection, training and performance appraisal programs, which provide a competitive advantage

Careers in Industrial and Organizational Psychology  

A master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in industrial and organizational psychology will provide exceptional career opportunities in fields such as:

  • human resources
  • job training
  • job analysis and validation
  • testing evaluation
  • staffing and hiring
  • consulting

Learn more about possible careers in industrial/organizational psychology.


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The master’s degree in psychology with emphasis in industrial/organizational psychology is offered through the Department of Psychological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.