Welcome to the Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IOP) concentration within the Master of Science in Applied Psychology program. The IOP 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.
Students and faculty presenting at the 29th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) held in May 2014 in Honolulu. (Pictured l. to r.): Trevor Shylock, M.S. '09 and consultant at Caliper Talent Management Consulting; Thomas Mitchell, associate professor; Price Bingham, current M.S. student; and Matt Ancona, current M.S. student.
IOP 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, IO 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 IO psychologists play in organizations' success, job opportunities in the field continue to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has labeled IOP the fastest growing occupation, with a median pay of over $83,500.
Why IOP at UB?
The IOP track 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 IOP 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 IOP 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 IOP graduates work?
Our graduates are employed in numerous industries and settings, including:
What competencies do IOP students develop?
The IOP 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 IOP program 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 IOP faculty?
We are now accepting applications for spring 2015 and fall 2015. For more information, please click here and/or contact Dr. Sharon Glazer, professor and chair, Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences.