Industrial/Organizational Psychology Certificate Program


Improve organizational performance and promote employee effectiveness with marketable expertise in I/O psychology. Designed for working professionals like you who are eager to further their careers, our accelerated I/O psychology certificate program offers a strong foundation in this exciting field in just six months.

Consisting of three courses, the certificate program offers the flexibility to tailor the curriculum to your own interests and career goals. You will take one required course, IO 510 Organizational Behavior, and choose two electives from the list below to build your own course of study.

All three courses must add up to at least 9 credits.

IO510  Organizational Behavior (required)3
IO511  Organizational Culture and Design3
IO512  Organizational Consulting Skills3
IO519  Statistics and Lab4
IO522  Performance Appraisal3
IO523  Job Analysis and Employee Selection3
IO524  Training: Theory, Design, and Evaluation3
IO525  Organizational Leadership3
IO527  Training Lab: eLearning for Corporate Training1
IO550  Compensation  and Benefits Administration3
IO551  Legal Issues3
IO555  Work Team Dynamics3
IO559  Talent Management and Succession Planning3
IO561  Consumer Motivation3
IO571  Development and Deployment of Employee Surveys
IO572  Productive Labor Relations3
IO573  Reaching the Target Market: Qualitative Research Methods3
IO574  Understanding Consumer Perceptions: Quantitative Research Methods 3
IO575  Legal Issues in Healthcare Leadership3
IO576  Strategic Planning in Healthcare Diversity3
IO577  Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations3
IO588  Strategic and Organizational Planning3
IO589  Survey of Quality Management and Process Control3
IO696  Special Topics I1
IO697  Special Topics II2
IO698  Special Topics III3
IO557  Managing Organizational Diversity3
IO564  Managing Changes in Global HR Management3
IO566  Global Business, an Introduction3
IO578  Beyond Compliance: Building Ethical Organizations3
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Expertise You Can Call on for a Lifetime

There are a wide variety of potential career applications for a certificate in I/O Psychology, offering you flexibility throughout your career.


  • Business: Study how to successfully build a diverse workforce and manage cultural differences in a global organization
  • Retail: Learn how to effectively motivate consumers to purchase goods and services
  • Human resources and management:  Explore how to evaluate and maximize employees’ abilities and potential


You can immediately apply what you learn to your current workplace or use it as a basis for a career change or advancement. You can also receive credit if you decide to pursue further graduate studies in I/O Psychology at The Chicago School. A bachelor’s degree is required to be considered for admission.


Let a certificate from The Chicago School help you Transform Yourself, Transform Your World in as soon as six months. Call 866-907-4209 and speak to one of our admissions counselors today or  request more information.