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.
Foundations of Organizational Psychology
Introduction to Science & Practice of I/O Psychology
Psychological Research Methods
Applied Data Analysis in Psychology I
Applied Data Analysis in Psychology II
Practicum in Applied Psychology
Applied Leadership and Teamwork
Motivation and Well Being
Organizational Change and Development
Benefits and Compensation
Tuition & Fees (2022-2023):
Tuition is $815 per credit hour. An additional charge of $35 per credit hour applies for a distance education fee.
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.
How do I apply?
Applicants should apply here.
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.
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.
What are the recommendations for admissions?
- Undergrad GPA-minimum 3.0 (with all undergraduate & graduate transcripts)
- Prerequisite Courses: Research Methods, Statistics, I/O or related course
- Work Experience in related field
- 2 Reference Letters
- Personal Essay
Is there a way to contact a current student or alumnus of the program?
Yes. You can visit our Student Ambassadors’ page to learn more about their experiences in the program, listen in on past webinars, and to sign up for their next webinar. Webinars are a great place to listen in while former students talk about an aspect of their online experience, and a great opportunity for you to ask questions you know only a peer can answer.