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M.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology


2015-2016 I/O students and faculty

The I/O Graduate concentration is NOT accepting applications for Fall 2017; the I/O application process will resume January 2018 for admission Fall 2018.  

Please note that the Psychological Sciences Graduate concentration is accepting applications.

Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology Concentration

The Industrial/Organizational concentration of the Master of Science program in Psychology at WKU is a two-year graduate program designed for students seeking preparation as M.S. psychologists in business, industry, service organizations, consulting firms, or government agencies. The objective of the concentration is the development of marketable skills in the areas of test construction and validation, personnel selection and placement, performance appraisal, and training. Work motivation, job satisfaction, and organizational development techniques are also studied. The development of applied skills is achieved through the integration of practical experience and formal course work.

The I/O concentration adheres to a scientist-practitioner model of training. Students learn to evaluate and apply theory and research. In particular, the concentration is designed to train personnel specialists.

What is I/O Psychology? See below for a video put together by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology that provides an brief overview of one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S.

Information on Advising Students Interested in I/O or Human Factors:

Advisors working with undergraduate students and/or students interested in attending graduate school in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or Human Factors will find the downloadable brochure at the following link helpful.

Advising Undergraduates for Graduate School in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Human Factors


Courses and Schedule

Financial Support

Internship Information

Dr. Shoenfelt

Concentration Faculty

Links of Interest

Have questions? Contact the I/O concentration director: Dr. Betsy Shoenfelt

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