Master of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers the Master of Science in Industrial & Organizational (I/O) Psychology online, preparing students to work in diverse roles and settings.  This online master's in industrial organizational psychology program prepares students to help employers respond innovatively to the new challenges found in the modern workplace.  The curriculum provides the training and insight needed to help organizations build skilled, productive, and adaptable workforces, thereby helping their bottom lines and effectiveness.  Students learn about the roles within organizations and teams, examining what elements are needed to build synergy among individuals and create a healthy workforce.  Coursework teaches you how to assess organizational issues, develop intervention plans, and evaluate the effectiveness of those interventions.  Walden offers students completing the industrial organizational psychology degree online the ability to gain practical experience with Mursion, a virtual reality simulator that allows students to meet with “clients” in real-time virtual reality scenarios, providing a safe place for them to practice skills in realistic situations they are likely to encounter.  Students can choose an optional area of specialization to meet their interests and goals from the following:

  • Consulting Psychology
  • Evidence-Based Coaching
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Self-Designed

Students can choose from two delivery options in the I/O Psychology program:

  • Course-Based—instructor-led approach with learning on a predetermined schedule
  • Tempo Competency-Based—flexible learning that allows you to progress at your own pace, on your own schedule

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island