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Online Industrial Organizational Psychology Programs Prepare Grads to Help Workers
Help organizations improve productivity by applying what you learn in an online industrial organizational psychology degree program.

Industrial psychologists research, assess, and analyze individuals and groups as they work inside organizations and companies. They develop strategies to enhance human workplace performance. Organizational psychologists also screen, test, and match employment candidates to specific jobs and tasks.

The role of an industrial psychologist requires a combination of research skills and consulting acumen. Those who excel in this field have strong analytical and strategic planning skills, as well as a solid aptitude in communication and interpersonal relations.

THE CAREER PATH

Many do not know what industrial organizational psychologists do because, as new profession, it is often overlooked in its importance. However, these psychologists are instrumental in increasing the productivity and work life of the business’ employees, especially in larger corporations.

As an industrial organizational psychologist you help build better organizations and join one of the highest paying and fastest growing fields in psychology, according to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Due to the relatively new nature of this profession, industrial Organizational Psychologists positions have many different titles even though they all perform similar tasks. Other job titles you may see within this field include (among many others):

 

  • Director of Organizational Development
  • Organization Effectiveness Director
  • Director of Management Development
  • Manager of Human Resources
  • Human Resources Researcher
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Vice President of Training and Development
  • Director of Leadership Development
  • Applied Behavioral Researcher

As you can see most of industrial organizational psychology deals with hiring the right people, creating a productive workplace, training and retaining employees, and helping lower level workers move into management.

The United States Labor Department reports that professionals in this field make a median annual salary of $77,350. The department also projects that employment for industrial organizational psychology will grow 14% in the next ten years—much faster than average.

WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE?

Having an analytical mind and an aptitude for problem solving is integral in this field. Much of the work of an industrial organizational psychologist involves looking at data and scientifically approaching the problems found within organizations.

Professionals in this field are also very passionate about how what they do helps to make people’s lives better. They do not do this in the way that people normally consider the field of psychology—as a world of counselors and therapists. Instead, they use tools like assessment testing, employee satisfaction surveys, and examining labor related statistical data to improve employment conditions.

WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?

An online bachelor's in either psychology or human resources is a good start to launching a career in industrial psychology. But you’ll need an online masters or postgraduate certificate to truly advance. 

Expect any online industrial organizational psychology degree to include core courses in:
organizational psychology, organizational diagnosis and intervention, testing and measurement, training and development, personnel selection, research, statistics, work motivation, the psychology of work, career assessment, and consulting ethics. 

A PhD in organizational industrial psychology is a common doctoral degree if you seek a professional consulting career. Online PhD doctorate programs are geared toward research-oriented professionals. 

Unlike clinical or counseling psychology, you generally won’t need a license to enter this field. If you do want to pursue licensure, requirements vary wildly since it is highly specialized and a new psychology field. In addition, many Industrial Organizational Psychologists practice in more than one state so licensure can be more complicated. Contact SIOP (the career field’s professional association) for more information on licensure requirements in the state(s) you wish to practice.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for industrial psychologists was $68,640 as of 2010, but Payscale reports organizational psychologists can earn up to $105,725 a year. 

Like most psychology careers, top earners will hold doctorate degrees – online masters at the very least. Where you head with your career – you could do anything from career testing to product research – will help determine your salary range. 

COST

GetEducated’s rankings reaveal that an online industrial organization psychology master’s degree costs around $27,000, on average. Keep this figure in mind as you look at the tuition for different online programs. Remember to also consider the cost per credit hour and how many credit hours are required to graduate.


     Browse 29 online industrial organizational psychology programs below.
     Click on a listing to view total cost of attendance & verified student reviews.

 

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Master of Science in Psychology / Industrial & Organizational Psychology

The Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational Psychology is a program designed for individuals who desire promotion and/or continued academic exposure in the field of psyc...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology / Industrial & Organizational Psychology

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology with an emphasis on Industrial and Organizational Psychology was developed for individuals who want to become behavioral specialists in the w...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Graduate Certificate of Completion in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

The Graduate Certificate of Completion in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a program designed for students who seek career advancement or higher academic exposure in the field of psycho...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    16
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Psychology / Military Resilience

Liberty University offers an online Bachelor of Science degree program with an emphasis in Military Resilience.  The flexible online format allows for professional students to earn a valuable...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Evangelical Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Science in Psychology / Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Through Liberty University’s Master of Science in Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Psychology concentration, you will learn how to apply psychological principles to areas such as human ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Evangelical Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MS - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Capella University's online Master's in Psychology program is designed to help you make a greater difference with critical thinking, reasoning, and coping capabilities. Enrich your underst...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    55
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

PhD - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Managing the workforce can be challenging for corporations and organizations. With Capella University's online PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, you will deepen your knowledge of or...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    104
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Students can broaden their knowledge of the principles of psychology as they relate to business and organizational settings. Our program provides students with foundational knowledge that prepares...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Master of Science in Psychology / Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Kansas State University offers a Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MIOP). This 38-credit-hour program provides students and working prof...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    2
  • Credit Type:
    Per Year

Doctor of Business Administration/Industrial-Organizational Psychology

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration/Industrial-Organizational Psychology

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    20
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Psychology / Industrial-Organizational Psychology

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology / Industrial-Organizational Psychology

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    20
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Psychology / Industrial Organizational Psychology

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    4
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Post-Master's Certificate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    6
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Master of Science in Psychology / Industrial-Organizational Psychology

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Business Studies / Industrial Organizational Psychology

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MA in Organizational Psychology

William James College offers a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology. Through this program students will learn how to maximize human performance with effective team dynamics, change strategi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Doctor of Psychology in Leadership Psychology

William James College offers a Doctor of Psychology in Leadership Psychology for all interested students. Leadership psychology is focused on how leaders organize resources for change.  In to...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    98
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior

The behavior of individuals and groups is critical to business success, and professionals with the skills to manage and improve organizational performance are in demand. By understanding human beh...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Master of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Certificate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    21
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Industrial & Organizational Psychology / ARP Track

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    40
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Certificate: Industrial and Organizational Psychology Generalist

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, Not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    37
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

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