MS in Psychology: Industrial-Organizational
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One of the Fastest-Growing Psychology Specialties

Careers in industrial-organizational psychology are on the rise as companies and organizations increasingly are seeking professionals with expertise around human behavior in the workplace.

Graduates with industrial-organizational psychology knowledge and skills are being increasingly sought after to help boost worker productivity and retention in the workplace. Careers in industrial-organizational psychology are the fastest-growing in the field, with 26 percent growth projected through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and underscored in a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled, "Hot Jobs of 2018."

The knowledge and skills MS in Psychology: Industrial-Organizational Psychology concentration graduates possess in such areas as research, analysis, assessment, human behavior and working effectively with others make them valuable contributors in a number of careers and organizations. Graduates with industrial-organizational psychology experience can apply their knowledge and skills to careers in such areas as:

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Criminal justice
  • Education and training
  • Public affairs
  • Health services 
  • Human resources
  • Organizational development
  • Talent management
  • Employee relations
  • Career planning
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Leadership development
  • Product design and testing
  • Behavior analyst
  • Many more
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