Program Description

George Mason’s online Master of Professional Studies in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology delivers the research-backed methods and understanding of data and analytics HR professionals and business professional need to foster a culture of innovation — where each employee feels empowered and motivated to contribute new ideas, effect change, and do their best work every day.

You learn how to consistently hire candidates who are the right fit for the company, identify employees’ individual motivations, establish meaningful evaluations and reward systems, and improve training and performance programs.

Main areas of study focus on understanding and applying concepts in:

  • Research and Data Analytic Methods
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Client Communication Skills

Application Deadline

The online master’s in organizational psychology program accepts applications on a rolling basis and is currently accepting applications. You can apply here.

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Program Summary

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Program: Master of Professional Studies in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Degree: MPS

College/School: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Credits: 30 total

Who should apply?

The online MPS in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology is the ideal degree for professionals who’d like to reduce human capital expenses and maximize productivity while learning in a flexible, competitively priced, program.

Our graduates will work in human resources and in senior management positions across a wide variety of businesses. Their abilities to construct, understand and apply research and data in human behavior as it applies to the workplace make them valuable assets to companies.

Why Choose Mason?

Students choose Mason’s online master’s in industrial and organizational psychology degree because of its:

  • Renowned faculty of experts and innovators
  • Flexible online format designed to accommodate busy working students
  • Competitively priced value for a respected master’s degree program
  • Financial aid programs and life-time access to Mason’s career services

Program requirements for the online MPS in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology are subject to change.

Requirements: 30 total credit hours

Coursework for Mason’s online I/O psychology program is offered in a convenient, part-time, online, asynchronous environment — so you can learn when and where it’s most convenient to you.

Required Courses

Survey of Industrial Psychology
Survey of Organizational Psychology
Employee Selection
Psychological Research Methods
Applied Data Analytics
Applied Data Analytics II
Practicum — to be completed twice

Electives

Applied Leadership and Teamwork
Motivation and Well Being
Organizational Change and Development
Performance Management
Benefits and Compensation
Training

Tuition & Fees (2017-2018):

Tuition is $775.00 per credit hour. An additional charge of $35 per credit hour applies for a distance education fee.

Financial Aid:

For information on loans and scholarships, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid. For information regarding grants, tuition waivers and other merit aid, please inquire with your graduate department.

According to the Dept. of Labor’s Bureau of Labor and Statistics, growth projections for positions needing a master’s in organizational psychology are often well above average.

  • Training and Development Managers — 10%
  • Management Analysts — 12%
  • Human Resource Manager — 9%
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologists — 6%

If you are unable to find the answers to your questions, submit a Request For Information form or contact our admissions representative via the contact information below.

Phone: 844-851-0923

Email: online2@gmu.edu

How do I apply?
Applicants should apply here.

ADMISSIONS FAQs

Can I take courses without applying?
Only students who are admitted to the Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology program may take classes in the program.

How long does it take to complete the program?
The part-time online MPS in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology is 30 credit hours and can be completed in less than 2 years.

How much does the program cost?
$775.00 per credit hour plus a $35 per credit hour charge for a distance education fee for a full tuition cost of $24,300.

When are classes held?
Classes are offered in an asynchronous format, meaning they can be viewed interactively at your convenience. However, students still must meet all study deliverable requirements and deadlines.

What accreditation does George Mason hold?
George Mason University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.

How much does it cost to apply?
While there is a $75 application fee, there are multiple times throughout the year that the fee may be waived.