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

The MS in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology Masters program at Albizu University’s (AU) Miami Campus is offered on campus as well as online. It prepares students to be culturally competent I/O practitioners who develop and apply scientific knowledge to solve problems that occur in work environments. Students graduate with practical training in the areas of selection and placement, training and development, performance measurement, organizational development, and quality of work life.

Available in the following locations:

SJU MYZ MIA Virtual

Program Details

Credits

48 credits

Academic Level

Master's degree

Duration

2 years

MIA - Diana Barroso

Program director:

Dr. Diana Barroso

(305) 593-1223, ext. 3143
dbarroso@albizu.edu
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 Highlights

  • The Industrial/Organizational Psychology masters 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 I/O psychology faculty mentoring to support your career goals.

In Focus

  • I/O psychology classes are taught by active I/O professionals who bring working expertise to the classroom through theories, research, and practice in the field.
  • Courses are available on campus, online, and in a hybrid modality.
  • Ample practicum site placement network for on-campus program students. On the other hand, online students can participate in applied research projects.

Applying for this program?

Albizu University student carrying a laptop

The application for the Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology 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. Results of the Graduate Studies Admission Examination (EXADEP) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Only the scores from exams taken within the last five years will be accepted.
  3. 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 their cumulative undergraduate GPA must be at least 2.5. In that situation, enrollment may be recommended at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, but a GPA of 3.0 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 institutions 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.
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation. These should preferably be from past professors, although one may be from a supervisor. All letters should be written in accordance with the AU format.
  5. A current curriculum vitae that summarizes the applicant’s credentials.
  6. A statement of purpose, which should be double-spaced, typed, and one-page long. It should articulate your interest in the field, short and long-term career goals, and how you expect Albizu University (AU) to contribute to such goals.
  7. Proof of appropriate immigration status for all international students. International students should also submit an official evaluation of academic credentials by an authorized agency. These credentials must include the applicant’s GPA. For detailed information on this requirement, please refer to the Credential Evaluation Services section found in the International Students page of the Albizu University 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.
  8. Applicants to the Master of Science in Industrial/ Organizational (I/O) Psychology must have taken an upper division statistics course with a grade of “B” or above within the last five years of the application deadline. If applicants do not meet this prerequisite but meet all other admission requirements and are accepted into the program, they will be allowed to take the required statistics course during their first enrollment session.

Once the Admissions Office receives all the required documentation and the interview process is completed, academic program advisors will contact successful candidates to provide program direction and guidance.

Albizu University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

According to the 2019 reports by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the US Department of Labor, 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

Government

  • Labor law
  • Affirmative action
  • Union relations
  • Research and development

Research

  • Personnel selection
  • Work motivation
  • Talent development
  • Organizational change

Education

  • Research
  • Consulting
  • Teaching

For the campus-based program, requirements for the degree include 42 academic credits and 6 practicum credits, a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and the successful completion of the comprehensive examination.

AREA I: Foundation Courses, 18 credits

  • PYIO594 Small Group Theory and Process, 3 credits
  • PYIO500 Research Methods, 3 credits
  • PYIO595 Advanced Research Methods, 3 credits
  • PYIO596 I/O Statistics with Laboratory, 3 credits
  • PYIO502 Attitude Theory, 3 credits
  • PYIO571 Foundations of I/O Psychology, 3 credits

AREA II. Core I/O Courses, 18 credits

  • PYIO674 Personnel Psychology, 3 credits
  • PYIO683 Psychological Assessment Techniques in the Organization, 3 credits
  • PYIO698 Organizational Psychology, 3 credits
  • PYIO672 Employment Law, 3 credits
  • PYIO676 Organizational Training and Development, 3 credits
  • PYIO689 Work Motivation, 3 credits

AREA III. Practicum, 6 credits

  • PYIO631 Industrial/Organizational Psychology Practicum I, 3 credits
  • PYIO632 Industrial/Organizational Psychology Practicum II, 3 credits
  • 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 credits

Total Degree Requirements: 48 credits

Note: Any grade of “Incomplete” must be resolved before beginning the practicum requirement. Students must make the necessary arrangements and attend the group orientation for practicum with the practicum coordinator at the beginning of the term prior to the desired start term.

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