Master of Applied Industrial / Organizational Psychology
Colorado State University

Program Details

Colorado State University’s online master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology provides practical knowledge and skills focusing on research and consulting. Students will be able to study the behavior of people in businesses and organizations to determine how to improve performance and productivity. Research and measurement skills will be used to solve practical workplace issues. Classes explore topics such as applied psychological research and design, measurement theory, workforce training and development, organizational development, and succession planning.

Graduates will possess skills including:

  • Recruiting, selecting, and retaining high-quality employees
  • Creating and implementing employee and leadership development programs
  • Analyzing the effectiveness of workplace programs
  • Researching and improving the quality of work environments
  • Addressing complex issues including workplace diversity and anti-discrimination policies


  • A regionally-accredited bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission