Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

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The Missouri University of Science and Technology Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology emphasizes the application of psychological science to enhance the performance and well-being of people in organizations. S&T I-O psychologists will be well prepared to develop assessments of people for selection and placement into jobs, effective training programs, strategies for organizational development, measurement of performance, and ways to promote quality of work-life.  S&T students will receive a strong core foundation in industrial and organizational psychology as well as statistics and research methods.

Our program develops individuals who can manage human resources within technological environments, understand human factors relevant to these technologies, and apply research and scientific methods necessary to implement new technologies users will accept.  Graduates of the S&T program will be prepared to thrive and make immediate impacts in a variety of corporate and organizational environments.

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Curriculum for M.S.

I-O M.S. Curriculum

The M.S. in Industiral-Organizational Psychology is a minimal 36 credit hour program: 

15 hours of core courses (thesis and non-thesis)
9 hours of methods courses (thesis and non-thesis)
3 hours from one of the specializations tracks (thesis and non-thesis)
as well as
9 hours of specialization track courses (non-thesis)
9 hours thesis courses (thesis)

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I-O M.S. Curriculum

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Thesis Option

 I-O M.S. Thesis Curriculum

Students wishing to complete a thesis as part of their master’s program are required to complete 30 credit hours of coursework in addition to 6 hours of thesis research. Thesis track is a good choice for students seeking a research-intensive career.

15 hours of core courses
9 hours of methods courses
3 hours electives
9 hours research 



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I-O M.S. Thesis Curriculum

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Non-Thesis Option

I-O M.S. Non-Thesis Curriculum

Students wishing to persue a non-thesis master’s program are required to complete 27 credit hours of coursework in addition to 6 hours of a specialization area.15 hours of core courses 
9 hours of methods courses
3 hours electives
9 hours specialization emphasis courses 

Non-thesis students choose one specialization area:
     •     Human Factors
     •     Leadership in Technical Organizations
     •     Psychometrics


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I-O M.S. Non-Thesis Curriculum


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Industrial-Organizational Psychology is the fastest growing occupation with a predicted growth rate of 53% by 2022 (Occupational Outlook, Labor Statistics). This career field is in high demand.

Read more about I-O Psychology at: ABC News - 20 Fastest Growing Occupations.