An online Master of Arts degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology is available to the nontraditional student through Golden Gate University. This program is designed for students pursuing leadership roles this field in a variety of organizational contexts. Rigorous coursework is led by industry professionals bringing real-world experience to the online classroom.
Studies include applied psychological research, executive coaching, organizational behavior and process, and more. Through the examination of theoretical frameworks of industrial organizational psychology, students develop tools of assessment, consulting, and skills in coaching and consulting essential to leadership roles. Discover and explore contemporary challenges, growing needs in human resources, and more with GGU online.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- Official transcripts
- Proof of English language proficiency, international applicants
- GMAT/GRE test scores (waived for applicants who meet necessary criteria)
School Accreditation Statement
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GGU is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, the organization that accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.
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