Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology

Master of Arts in Psychology, Industrial / Organizational Concentration


Master of Arts in Psychology, Industrial / Organizational Concentration

Information on I/O faculty may be found at http://www.wku.edu/psychological-sciences/staff/index.php

For more information contact Dr. Betsy Shoenfelt (270-745-4418, GRH 3018).

For a list of faculty who are affiliated with this particular program see the link in the left menu.

The Industrial/Organizational concentration of the Master of Arts program in Psychology at WKU is a two-year graduate program designed for students seeking preparation as M.A. 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.


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 And Human Factors (PDF )

 Last Modified 1/29/14