Master of Science (M.S.) in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Program Overview

The M.S. in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology program at Albizu University, Miami campus, offered on campus as well as fully online, prepares you to be a culturally competent I/O practitioner who develops and applies scientific knowledge to solve problems in the workplace. You will graduate with practical training in the areas of selection and placement, training and development, performance measurement, organizational development, and quality of worklife.

On-Campus Program Highlights

The program ranked third in the nation and first in Florida and the Southeastern United States in a 2002 University of Tulsa study of student ratings of quality, reflecting our long-held commitment to our students.

One measure of our quality is the personal attention we pay to your professional growth throughout the course of your studies. Our students engage in research and present their findings at regional and national conferences. Our faculty members are active I/O professionals who bring to the classroom a working expertise in theories, research, and practice in the field. The program’s practicum placement network offers you field experience in a variety of work settings.

Afternoon and evening classes make the adaptation to academic life less difficult if you hold a full- or part-time job. Most courses are available online for additional convenience. The small student-faculty ratio enhances learning by creating classroom environments where you will be encouraged to engage in critical thinking and hone your skills to meet the needs of diverse organizational settings upon graduation.

Requirements for this degree include 42 academic credits, 6 applied research/capstone projects credits, and a cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Licensure Information

Graduates of the program do not have licensure requirements in the United States.

Career Opportunities

According to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions in industrial and organizational psychology are expected to increase by 53.4% from 2012 to 2022, placing trained I/O professionals in high demand. 

I/O practitioners typically find employment in public and private industries, educational institutions, and government agencies in the following areas:

  • Human Resources
    • General management
    • Employee training and development
    • Employee relations
    • Compensation and benefits
  • Government
    • Labor law
    • Affirmative action
    • Union relations
    • Research and development
  • Research
    • Personnel selection
    • Work motivation
    • Talent development
    • Organizational change
  • Education
    • Research
    • Consulting
    • Teaching

San Juan location
151 Calle Tanca San Juan, PR 00901
Phone: (787) 725-6500 Fax: (787) 721-7187
Miami location
2173 NW 99th Avenue Miami, Florida 33172 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
Centro Mayaguez
56 Calle José De Diego, Mayagüez, P.R. 00680 Phone: (787) 838-7272 Fax: (787) 721-7187
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission for Independent Education