Master of Professional Studies in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology
George Mason University

Program Details

George Mason’s online Master of Professional Studies in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology* delivers the research-back add methods and understanding of data and analytics HR professionals need to foster a culture of innovation — where each employee feels empowered and motivated to contribute new ideas, effect change, and do their best work every day.

Students learn how to consistently hire candidates who are the right fit for the company, identify employees’ individual motivations, establish meaningful evaluations and reward systems, and improve training and performance programs.

Students will:

  • Lead, plan, and execute organizational development initiatives based on research and analysis
  • Coordinate with subject matter experts to develop tests and assessments measuring job-relevant knowledge, skills, competencies and personal attributes
  • Design, develop, and conduct learning procedures and programs
  • Develop strategy and metrics to evaluate the impact of assessment initiatives
  • Lead medium and large-scale change initiatives that support projects driving process, people, and/or technology transformation


Abilities to construct, understand, and apply research and data in human behavior as it applies to the workplace are valuable assets to companies looking to reduce human capital expenses and maximize productivity.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, growth projections for titles with this degree are often well above average.

  • Training and Development Managers — 10%
  • Management Analysts — 12%
  • Human Resource Manager — 9%
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologists — 6%


Coursework for Mason’s online Master of Professional Studies in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology is offered in a convenient, online, asynchronous envir

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

George Mason University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent