Online M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Applied Research Project Track


Learn the Human Side of Organizations

Industrial and Organizational Psychology StudentsTo make the largest impact on your organization, understanding how they work is critical. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s online Master’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Applied Research Project Track (ARP) gives you the skills you need to improve the performance and productivity of individuals and organizations as a whole.

In as little as 22 months, our non-licensure online program will improve your knowledge in talent management, human resource selection, performance management, organizational learning, leadership, motivation and more.

Gain Practical Skills with an Applied Research Project
Students can earn their master’s degree while completing an Applied Research Project (ARP), where they can apply theories and approaches they are learning to an authentic workplace situation. The ARP Track encourages student participation and offers the opportunity to interact and learn from peers, getting a broader perspective on the day to day challenges of the workplace. The program trains professionals in talent management, personnel selection, performance appraisal training, leadership, and employee motivation.

The I/O Psychology master’s program will not only teach you how to design and implement assessment centers and 360-degree feedback tools, but give you the hands-on training to help identify your own strengths and improve your developmental areas.

Special Areas of Interest (Guided Electives)

Explore specific areas of interest in I/O Psychology through a wide array of electives, including:

Our program will give you the skills to:

  • Understand individual differences in the workplace and establish professional relationships based on attitudes and communication skills that foster respect, trust, open dialogue, and collaboration.
  • Present non-defensive, learning-oriented responses to constructive feedback.
  • Maintain personal integrity and ethical behavior.
  • Critically review the work of others, including probing for more information, searching for logic flaws, and creating alternatives.
  • Apply the data and information in research articles to organizational problems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of test development, descriptive statistics, data management, basic statistical procedures, and program evaluation principles.

A Comprehensive Approach to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The online I/O Psychology program curriculum has been developed based on the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists’ (SIOP) recommended areas of study. Students in the Master of I/O Psychology program learn the competency model of I/O Psychology based on the guidelines published by Division 13 (Consulting Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.*

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s faculty are real-world practitioners and experts in their field. They are committed to teaching the scientific literature and theoretical principles of I/O psychology and the skills needed to apply them in a variety of work settings. The online master’s in I/O Psychology program provides a versatile degree for a number of career paths, including human resources, training and development, consulting, professional administration and marketing.

Make Your Impact
The 2012 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook named Industrial-Organizational Psychology one of the fastest growing occupations of the next decade. The U.S. labor department predicts that the field will grow 53% in the next 8 years. Become a professional in high demand. Apply today.

*The Online Master’s in I/O is not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).