Master's in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology

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Andrea Lamontagne
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Academic Building, HC 219
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

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Where Science and Practice Meet

Learn how to help organizations across industries increase efficiency and employee satisfaction using psychological principles. Apply your advanced, applied science knowledge to a career in business, research, academics, and more.

Earn Your Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology

Student and Teacher looking at laptopWhether you have just graduated with your bachelor’s degree in business or the social sciences, or if you’ve been working for years and want to increase your career opportunities with new skills, SHU’s MS in I/O Psych will help you become an ethical practitioner in the field.

Through this program, you will:

  • Develop as a competent and effective I/O psychologist who can apply your skills within organizations.
  • Synthesize and apply a broad range of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to prepare for working in a multicultural and global society.
  • Integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, and ethics of the I/O psychology profession.
  • Understand and engage in evidence-based research and apply that knowledge appropriately within organizations.
  • Identify with the Industrial/Organizational psychology profession and apply ethical principles and critical thinking within organizations.

A career that extends across industries

Careers in Industrial/Organizational Psychology are growing as more companies seek to perform better and keep their employees happier and healthier. Plus, the mean annual salary for I/O psychologists is more than $100,000.(1)

Upon graduation from Sacred Heart, you’ll be prepared for careers in organizations across the country and globe, with the largest number of I/O psychologists found in the following industries:(1)

  • Scientific Research and Development Services
  • Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
  • State Government Offices
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises

Additional Program Benefits

  • Evening classes designed to fit into your busy schedule
  • Complete your degree in one year
  • Participate in a real, applied project in an organization—perhaps even at your current employer—to put all you’ve learned into practice
  • Learn from both scientists and practitioners, gaining knowledge from instructors who are currently working in the field
  • Option to participate in research activities with faculty members

Apply for your Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology today.

(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics