Program Overview

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 psychology. This graduate program in industrial and organization psychology is designed to deepen your understanding of psychology in the workplace, including the psychology behind employee behavior and how organizations function. You will gain effective consulting and management strategies to help achieve goals within an organization. You will explore the following five core competencies:
    -Foundational Principles of Psychology: Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical perspectives and themes in psychology, as well as develop working knowledge of psychology's content domains. You will also understand numerous applications of psychology in various settings.
    -Social Relationships and Multicultural Perspectives Across the Lifespan: Ability to demonstrate an understanding of sociocultural factors and integrate and apply these factors to personal, professional and social contexts. You will also analyze and apply these concepts at national and global levels.
    -Research Methods: Ability to evaluate and select appropriate research methods, designs and statistics by analyzing the theoretical, ethical and methodological components used in conducting research.
    -Professional Skills/Development: Ability to demonstrate the capacity to thrive in various psychological professions. You will examine leadership proficiencies, including written and verbal communication, presentation ability and team building. You will also construct a roadmap for a future career in psychology.
    -Industrial Organizational Psychology: Techniques for increasing motivation and improving workplace performance, including human behaviors, conflict management strategies and factors contributing to the advancement of an organizations performance.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    A Bachelors degree is required.

    School Overview

    Whether one chooses to enroll in a bachelor’s degree in nursing or further pursue educational goals with a master’s degree, Grand Canyon University provides ample online opportunities designed to meet the needs of the adult learner.

    Founded on Christian principles in 1949, the interdenominational Grand Canyon University challenges students through its mission statement “to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders.” The University reinforces its vision through its four pillars of: Academic Advancement; Christian Camaraderie; Extracurricular Activities; and Wellness and Well-being. 


    Grand Canyon University is a four-year, private institution of higher education. Programs of study range from undergraduate degrees to the doctoral level.  Degrees are housed within eight colleges at Grand Canyon. 

    • Colangelo College of Business
    • College of Doctoral Studies
    • College of Education
    • College of Fine Arts and Production
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions
    • College of Science, Engineering and Technology
    • College of Theology

    Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The University also retains specialized accreditation and/or approval for specific degree programs. Agencies include:

    • Accreditation Council Business Schools and Programs
    • Arizona State Board of Education
    • Arizona Department of Education
    • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

    More than 100 degree programs are offered online at Grand Canyon University. The University maintains the same high standards for online students as it does for on-campus counterparts, including degrees taught by the same faculty, access to advising and peer connections, extracurricular activities, online tutoring, and added resources. In addition, the online campus features:

    • Online degree programs offered 100 percent online
    • Individualized degree programs that allow students to complete 4-credit courses, one-at-a-time
    • Asynchronous courses, with 24/7 access, hosted through the learning management platform and library systems 
    • Eligibility for scholarships and tuition assistance, along with federal aid programs
    • Transfer-friendly options, of which include a free evaluation of your graduation plan and cost estimates within 24 hours of submission of official transcripts
    • Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program and Veterans Affairs benefit programs, in addition to offering discounted tuition for eligible military students and their families. 

    There is no cost to apply to Grand Canyon University. Interested students are encouraged to request more information.


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