Inspire Success with Our Master of Arts in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology Degree
You’re a leader who finds solutions to problems, and you’re ready to share those solutions with others. At Liberty, our Master of Arts in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology degree will help you develop the expertise you need to tackle businesses’ organizational, administrative, and managerial problems. One of our core missions is to Train Champions for Christ, which means that while you gain the skills you need to propel your career forward, you will also learn how to create business environments that value biblical ethics, customers, and employees.
Why Choose Liberty’s Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master’s Degree?
Our M.A. in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology degree provides the resources and advanced training you need to be successful in your current job or in a future career pursuit. We are proud of the faculty members who make up our School of Behavioral Sciences and Department of Psychology. These men and women have years of experience as professionals in counseling, human services, and human resources. Additionally, they’ve earned doctoral degrees from respected schools throughout the country and have conducted important research in the field. They are excited about the opportunity to train and mentor you throughout your master’s degree in applied industrial/organizational psychology and will do all they can do to help you succeed as a young professional.
While you’re studying with us, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by participating in one or more of our academic trips. Learn how culture affects psychology and organizational structure by traveling to places like Ecuador, New York, Poland, and South Korea. Plus, our Department of Psychology organizes service events, research opportunities, and special presentations designed to help you gain experience and network with peers, faculty, and leaders in the field.
What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology Degree Program?
By earning your master’s degree in applied psychology, you will build the foundational knowledge you need to help businesses, ministries, and nonprofits inspire employees and achieve success. Throughout this degree, you will study research-based methods for analyzing and improving management styles, personnel performance, and human resource development. Whether you’re called to workforce management, talent development, or consulting, this degree will help you get there.
View our applied industrial/organizational psychology Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!
PSYC 510 – Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Overview of statistical techniques for psychological research
- Methods of descriptive, predictive, and experimental research
- Ethics in research
- How to use the leading technology for data analysis
PSYC 520 – Psychology and Christianity
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The relationship between psychological science and Christianity
- The philosophical foundations of integrating Christianity and psychology
- Conceptual models of Christian psychology and their practical applications
PSYC 545 – Test Construction/Validation
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Discussion of principles to produce and improve tests and assessments of knowledge, skills, and other psychological constructs
- Techniques for evaluating existing measures for reliability and validity evidence and guidelines for the rigorous development of new instruments
Our M.A. in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology Degree Program Highlights
- Our Christ-centered courses teach you cutting-edge research and counseling techniques.
- Collaborate on research with our faculty members, who have years of professional experience, and who will help you seek opportunities for presenting and publishing your work.
- Multiple psychology events and internship opportunities are available to give you real-world training and experience.
- Gain professional experience by participating in our academic trips to places like Ecuador, New York, and Poland.
Career Opportunities for Our Master’s in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduates
- Human Resources Manager
- Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
- Organizational Consultant
- Personnel Analyst
- Research Consultant
- Talent Developer
- Workforce Manager
Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:
- Admission application
- Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
- Official transcripts showing a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.5 GPA for admission in good standing
- Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a graduation application through their ASIST account
- Undergraduate prerequisites (can be taken after admission): 12 credit hours in psychology which must include general psychology, statistics, research methods, and one additional psychology course