The Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology Concentration within the Master of Science in Applied Psychology program prepares students for careers as practitioners and researchers by emphasizing a curriculum of evidence-based practice and course activities that enhance student experiential learning.
Why I-O psychology?
I-O psychology applies psychological principles developed from rigorous scientific research to enable problem-resolution in the workplace. As half of adults' waking lives are spent in the workplace, I-O psychologists contribute to aligning organizations' missions with its people. We do that by focusing on the essential human components that create high functioning organizations, including selecting the right job applicants, training employees and measuring their performance, designing professional growth and motivation strategies, assessing organizational climate and facilitating change management. Due to the important role that I-O psychologists play in organizations' success, job opportunities in the field continue to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has labeled I-O psychology the fastest growing occupation, with a median pay of over $83,500.
Why I-O psychology at UB?
The I-O concentration of the M.S. in Applied Psychology program at UB is proud to have been graduating hundreds of students for over 30 years. As the only terminal I-O psychology master's program with full-time faculty within a 50-mile radius of campus, the University of Baltimore provides accessible, high quality educational opportunities. Located in an urban setting, convenient for both working and nonworking adults, our campus is nestled in the heart of downtown Baltimore and is easily accessible by train, light rail, bus or car. Most courses in the I-O psychology program are offered in the evenings so that you can still work during the day, and class sizes are small so that students can receive individualized attention.
Where do UB's I-O psychology graduates work?
Our graduates are employed in numerous industries and settings, including:
What competencies do I-O psychology students develop?
The I-O psychology curriculum develops student competencies in all domains recommended by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP, Division 14 of the American Psychological Association). Our students engage in real-world and simulated experiential learning activities, such as conducting job analyses with real clients, preparing personnel assessment reports and developing organizational surveys.
The I-O psychology concentration also offers students opportunities to prepare for the global workforce through relevant coursework and international collaborative projects (both virtual and in-person), such as the European Erasmus Mundus Winter School program.
Who are the I-O psychology faculty?
For more information about the I-O psychology concentration, contact Dr. Thomas Mitchell, professor and director of the M.S. in Applied Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology program.