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Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (I/O Psychology)

Anna Maria College's Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program (MS IOP) blends coursework from the fields of counseling psychology and business. Well-connected, industry-savvy instructors offer practical and research-based learning that teaches students the secrets that help companies harness their greatest asset - their employees. Understanding how people work best together creates not only a more efficient and effective work place but also increases job satisfaction and productivity.

Learning Outcomes

The Master of Science in I/O Psychology Program was created to provide practitioners with a broad range of skills that are integral in today’s business environment. Learning outcomes include (but aren't limited to):

  • Utilize research and analytical skills to successfully resolve problems within the workplace
  • Apply the principles of psychology to human resource and leadership challenges
  • Address complex issues brought forth by the current multi-generational workforce
  • Design, implement, and analyze the effectiveness of workplace programs
  • Research and improve the quality of work environments
  • Become skilled in conflict management
  • Incorporate legal and ethical considerations into workplace policy and practices
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  • Anna Maria College's I/O Psychology program can be self-designed to meet your objectives and help you make your mark in the business world.
  • Ranked 15th in the nation's top 25 Most Affordable Masters programs by
  • Forbes Magazine listed Anna Maria College in their Education Innovators issue as a program with maximum ROI
  • Anna Maria College prides itself on a highly personalized learning experience with its smaller student-to-teacher ratios and faculty who are known for both their teaching and business experience
  • The MS in I/O Psychology Program at Anna Maria College is centered on the application of theoretical study and professional practice.
Hear from one of our Graduates

"Your classes were informative and well presented; the coursework for this program was very well built and is very useful to individuals, like myself, who want to make an impact in how organizations view their employees. I feel like a better human resource employee now and will continue to try and bring these teachings to my workforce as usable tools for better employee engagement."

Kristen Catabia,  Employee Relations Specialist at Community Healthlink Inc.
Master of Science, Industrial Organizational Psychology, 2018

Return on Investment
Industrial/Organizational Psychology ranks #1 among the top 20 fastest growing career options as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Between 2012 and 2022, jobs in this field are expected to grow by 53% (from the 2014 US Department of Labor Statistics)
  • In 2012, the median annual salary in this field was $83,580
  • Gain real world practice as business consultants in local business, government, and non-profit organizations in the community through the program’s capstone project. These projects provide students with experiential learning and an opportunity to build upon their current resumes.
The program will prepare and empower students for careers in and related to business including (but not limited to):
  • Organizational Development Consultant
  • Mid-Market Organizational Consultant
  • Senior Analyst, People Analytics, and Engagement
  • Director of Learning and Development
  • Marketing Academy Program Manager
  • Talent Management


From the Director...

"Anna Maria College offers practical and research-based learning designed to prepare our students for response and application of these skills in an ever changing business environment.  Our engaged faculty of practitioners teach from experience and provide our students with the skills and opportunities to navigate and prosper in their future careers.”


Linda Marie Nolin, MBA, ACB
Professor of Practice in Business &
Director of Graduate Business Programs
Anna Maria College