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Trina McCarty
Program Coordinator

Admission Requirements for the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Master's Degree Program

Professionals wishing to pursue a Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MIOP) are expected to meet the following admission requirements:

  • bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA in the final two years, or approximately the last 60 credit hours
  • two years of human resource managerial or supervisory experience
  • computer proficiency
  • undergraduate course work or on-the-job training and continuing education unit (CEU) equivalents in:
    • psychology
    • social sciences
    • human resources
    • management
    • statistics (must have one college course in statistics)

Students without all the undergraduate course requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis with the understanding that deficiencies will be made up by taking the appropriate undergraduate courses.

Students with a grade point average lower than required may be required to take the GMAT or GRE. If admitted, admission status will be probationary until the first 9 credit hours of study are completed satisfactorily. Failure to meet admission provisions or probationary grade requirements will result in dismissal from the program.

International Students

International Students have an earlier deadline of December 1 for the following summer term. In addition, applicants for whom the English language is not their native language must demonstrate competence in the English language. English Proficiency Requirements are outlined by the Graduate School.

Application Deadlines

Review of applications begins Oct. 15. The final application deadline for international students is Dec. 1. Otherwise, the final application deadline has been extended to April 28, 2017.

How to Apply

Complete and submit an Online Graduate Application Form. In the Academic Information area, select Distance-Off Campus as to where you will be completing the majority of the coursework. Then choose Master's Degree. The program you select will be the (MS) in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology under the College of Arts and Sciences.

Please be prepared to upload the following information when completing the online application.

  • Statement of Objectives, State your academic objectives, giving specific reasons for the selection of your field of study, contemplated research areas, and professional plans. Most statements are three to four paragraphs in length. The objectives allow faculty to
    • Determine that your expectations of the MIOP program are congruent with what the program provides; and
    • Review a sample of your writing skills.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and e-mails of three professional and/or academic references.
  • Unofficial Transcripts
    • Failure to list any colleges or universities from which you received a degree or enrolled in graduate course work may result in dismissal from the University. 
    • Students whose transcripts are not in English must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority.
    • You will be asked for official transcripts after notification of admission.

If employed, obtain a letter of support from your employer. Ask your employer to send a letter indicating support of your entrance into the program to the address below. Financial support is not required.

International Students: International Study Applicants should provide TOEFL scores with their application forms as explained under admission requirements.

A $65 application fee is required for U.S. citizens and residents, or $75 for international applicants and this must also be submitted online.

Application Concerns/Questions

Lynn Beer
MIOP Program Assistant
Department of Psychology
Kansas State University
474 Bluemont Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-5503