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Industrial/Organizational Psychology
MS in Psychology

To create a healthy, safe, and productive work environment, you need a deep understanding of workplace psychology. A Master of Science in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology teaches you the skills to understand motivation and human behavior to create a functional, effective, and motivated workforce. At Capella, we offer an affordable, flexible, online degree program that can help you become a valuable leader in creating a dynamic, successful organization.

Explore critical theory

Dive deeper into the psychological theory and applied research to help build psychologically healthy work environments.

Improve performance in the workplace

Help improve individual and organizational performance and motivation by developing plans for evaluation, training, and recruiting.

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Learn the latest in academic theory and applied practice from experienced faculty members who are actively engaged in their professions.

Classes start January 9

Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 4 Core courses
  • 6 Specialization courses
  • 1 Integrative project
  • 53 Total credits (15 max transfer)

With FlexPath, you can earn your master’s in psychology in 15 months and under $18,000.*

*Based on fastest 25% of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

What can you do with an MS in Industrial Organizational Psychology degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Job titles to explore

  • Manager or director of training
  • Adjunct or part-time psychology faculty
  • Instructor
  • Assessment specialist
  • Manager or director of human resources or organizational development
  • Research associate
  • Organizational consultant (internal or external)
  • Self-employed
  • Executive/leadership coach (internal or external)
  • Manager or director of labor relations

Employment settings to explore

  • Community college
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Industrial setting
  • Corporation
  • Military
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Organizational consulting firm
  • Research organization
  • Health care
  • Nonprofit organization

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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