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Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology

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 students to be culturally competent I/O practitioners who develop and apply 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.

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Academic Level


Time it takes to complete

2 years
MIA - Diana Barroso

Program Director:

Dr. Diana Barroso

(305) 593-1223 ext. 3143
2173 NW 99th Ave
Miami, FL 33172-2209

Department Extensions

Dr. Tania Diaz: 3192
Dr. Toni DiDona: 3217
Dr. Isabel Medina: 3335
Dr. Edward Heyden: 3251
Dr. Richard Zonderman: 3146
Jose Olivera: 3130
Natalie Acosta: 3207


  • Program emphasis on applied training approach to prepare you to succeed in the labor market.
  • Small student-faculty ratio to assist students to engage in critical thinking and hone their skills to meet the needs of diverse organizational settings upon graduation.
  • Ongoing faculty mentoring to support your career goals.

In Focus

Classes are taught by active I/O professionals who bring to the classroom a working expertise in theories, research, and practice in the field.

  • In-person, hybrid, web-assisted, or fully online courses are available for your convenience.
  • Ample practicum sites placement network for live program students, and opportunities for applied research projects for fully online students are available.

Applying for this program?

The application for the Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program consists of the following:

  1.  A completed and signed application form submitted prior to the established deadline and accompanied by the $50 application fee. Begin the application process by setting up an online account.
  2. Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions attended, showing that the following conditions have been met:
    • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. Completed applications may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis if the academic credentials of the applicant do not meet the minimum requirement, but his or her cumulative undergraduate GPA is at least 2.50. In that situation, enrollment may be recommended at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, but a GPA of 3.00 must be maintained in the first session in order to retain enrolled student status.
    • The transcripts should include any degree received. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States is required. Applicants enrolled in an institution of higher education outside the United States whose standards of training are
      substantially equivalent to the standards of training of those institutions in the United States will also be considered.
  3. Three letters of recommendation, preferably from past professors. One may be from a supervisor.
  4. A current curriculum vitae summarizing the applicant’s credentials.
  5. A Statement of Purpose, which should be double-spaced, typed, and one page in length, articulating your interest in the field, short- and long-term career goals, and how you expect AU to contribute to such goals.
  6. Proof of appropriate immigration status for all international students. International students should also submit an official evaluation of academic credentials by an authorized agency. The credentials must include the GPA. For detailed information on this requirement, please refer to the Credential Evaluation Services page of the Albizu website. All admission credentials for international students must be received by Albizu University at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the session of expected enrollment.
  7. Applicants to the Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology must have taken an upper division Statistics course with a grade of “B” or better within the prior five years. If applicants do not meet this prerequisite but meet all other admissions requirements and are accepted into the program, they will be permitted to take the required Statistics course during their first enrollment session.

After all the required documentation is received and an interview completed by the Office of Admissions, academic program advisors reach out to successful candidates with program direction and advisement.

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

According to the 2019 reports by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions in industrial and organizational psychology are expected to increase by 14% from 2017 to 2026, placing trained I/O professionals in high demand. In 2018, the reported annual median wage was $109,030.

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
  • Labor law
  • Affirmative action
  • Union relations
  • Research and development
  • Personnel selection
  • Work motivation
  • Talent development
  • Organizational change
  • Research
  • Consulting
  • Teaching

For the campus-based program, requirements for the degree include 42 academic credits and 6 practicum credits, a cumulative GPA of 3.00, and the successful completion of the comprehensive examination.

AREA I: Foundation Courses 18 credits
  • PYIO594 Small Group Theory and Process 3 cr.
  • PYIO500 Research Methods 3 cr.
  • PYIO595 Advanced Research Methods 3 cr.
  • PYIO596 I/O Statistics with Laboratory 3 cr.
  • PYIO502 Attitude Theory 3 cr.
  • PYIO571 Foundations of I/O Psychology 3 cr.
AREA II. Core I/O Courses 18 credits
  • PYIO674 Personnel Psychology 3 cr.
  • PYIO683 Psychological Assessment Techniques in the Organization 3 cr.
  • PYIO698 Organizational Psychology 3 cr.
  • PYIO672 Employment Law 3 cr.
  • PYIO676 Organizational Training and Development 3 cr.
  • PYIO689 Work Motivation 3 cr.
AREA III. Practicum 6 credits
  • PYIO631 Industrial/Organizational Psychology Practicum I 3 cr.
  • PYIO632 Industrial/Organizational Psychology Practicum II 3 cr.
  • NOTE: Students may substitute PYIOV 696 and PYIOV 697 Applied Research and Capstone
  • Project I and II for PYIO 631 and PYIO 632 Industrial and Organizational Practicum I and II, as approved by the I/O Program Coordinator.
AREA IV. Electives (see below) 6 credits
  • Choice of two elective courses as approved by the I/O Program Coordinator.
AREA V: Additional Requirements 
  • Comprehensive Examination 0 cr.

Total Degree Requirements: 48 credits

NOTE: Grades of “Incomplete” must be resolved before beginning practicum. Students must attend the group orientation for practicum and make arrangements for practicum with the Practicum Coordinator at the beginning of the term prior to the desired start term.

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