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M.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology


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 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. Students are successful at gaining employment within the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology upon graduation (e.g., as human resources; people analytics; talent acquisition; organizational development and effectiveness, etc.) .

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.



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Have questions? Please contact Dr. Katrina Burch, M.S. in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Concentration Coordinator 

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 Last Modified 8/10/23