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M.A. in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Residential Master’s Degree in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Request Info Apply Now Become an industry-ready consultant with Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology degree.   Get a foundational understanding of how people work and why they work. Determine what affects individual and organizational efficiency. At Liberty, you’ll learn how to Integrate scientific research into the workplace and respond to organizational questions with statistics and research methods.  

Project-Based Learning

Engage with employees from on-campus departments at the University. Work with employees to complete and deliver tangible projects. These projects will increase the overall functioning for both the employee and the department that you collaborate with.   The Industrial/Organizational Psychology program also contains a practicum course that requires 80 hours of internship experience. This internship experience will teach you how to apply science to practice in business settings.

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Program Format

The M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program only takes one academic year to complete. This program offers eight-week residential courses that start in the Fall. It takes four sub-terms (i.e. Fall B & D terms and Spring B & D terms) to complete, followed by a competency exam.   This is a mixed-format program consisting of both residential and online courses. You’ll take the mandatory residential classes in course sequence, but you can take the online courses in any order.

Academics: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Credit Hours

36 hours See academic catalog for credit hour overload costs.

Program of Study

M.A. in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology (DCP)

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Courses

  • Foundations in I/O Psychology (MAOP 520)
  • Organizational Psychology (MAOP 526)
  • Personnel Psychology (MAOP 646)
  • Current Issues in I/O Psychology (MAOP 650)
  • Psychology of Performance (MAOP 655)
  • Special Topic in I/O Psychology (MAOP 658)
  • Industrial Psychology (MAOP 660)
Fall Courses
Spring Courses

Suggested Course Sequence

Admission Requirements

  • $50 Application Fee. The application fee will be deferred and assessed during Financial Check-In.
  • Unofficial College Transcripts and Completed Transcript Request Form. An official final college transcript showing a completed Bachelor’s degree is required before the first-semester enrollment. Bachelor’s degree must be a regionally or nationally accredited degree with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Undergraduate Prerequisites. 12 credit hours in psychology which must include general psychology, statistics, research methods, and a test and measurements course. These can be taken after admission.
  • Self-Certification Form. This is for students in the final term of their bachelor’s degree.
  • Graduation Application. Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a Graduation Application through their ASIST account

  International Students

Career Opportunities in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • Workforce Insights Analyst/Manager
  • Evaluation and Assessment Manager
  • HR Organizational Development Specialist
  • Test and Measures Specialist
  • Human Capital Consultant
  • Talent Management Specialist
  • Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
  • Organizational Development Consultant
  • Selection and Assessment Consultant