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Application Process for the Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MIOP) 

1. Review Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission into the psychology with an emphasis in industrial and organizational psychology (MIOP) master’s degree, students must have already completed or meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA in the final two years or approximately the last 60 credit hours
  • Two years of work experience with preference given to those with  supervisory experience
  • Computer proficiency
  • Undergraduate coursework 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 who do not meet 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 below 3.0 may be required to take the GMAT or GRE. If admitted, the student’s admission status will be probationary until the first nine credit hours of study are completed satisfactorily. Failure to meet admission provisions or probationary grade requirements will result in dismissal from the program.

2. Review Application Requirements

Admission to the MIOP program is only allowed in the summer semester. The program begins with the on-site two-week summer session.

Application Deadlines

  • U.S. Applicants: April 30
  • International Applicants: December 15

Application Fee

  • U.S. Applicants: $65
  • International Applicants: $75

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3. Prepare to Apply

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
    • review a sample of your writing skills
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Names and emails of three professional and/or academic references
  • Unofficial transcripts from each institution attended
    • Failure to list any colleges or universities from which you received a degree or enrolled in graduate coursework may result in dismissal from the university.
    • If your transcripts are not in English, you must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority.
    • You will be asked for official transcripts after notification of admission.
  • If employed, a letter of support from your employer indicating support of your entrance into the program. Financial support is not required.

Proof of English Proficiency

Students whose primary language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency during the application process by providing any one of the following official minimum test scores:


Minimum Required Score


Scores must be self-reported within the application and official scores must be sent by the testing service to K-State.

Exception: students who have received a degree in the last two years from a U.S. college or university are not required to take any of the above English language proficiency exams.

4. Apply

Tip: select “Distance-Off Campus” and “Master’s” on the Academic Information page. On the Program Selection page, select “Arts and Sciences” followed by “(MS) in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MIOP) Program.”


Application Concerns/Questions should be sent to:

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

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Degree: Master of Science
College: Arts and Sciences
Credits: 38
Course delivery: Online, onsite (2 two-week on-campus sessions during the 2 ½ year program)

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