MA in Organizational Psychology
William James College

Program Details

William James College offers a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology. Through this program students will learn how to maximize human performance with effective team dynamics, change strategies, and leadership competencies.

The Organizational Psychology program prepares students to develop skills necessary for their careers in organizational development, change management, consulting and human resources. The program is offered online or as a hybrid option, allowing students to obtain their master's while maintaining their current job. 

The program is built on a foundation of psychology of human behavior and organizational behavior and development concepts. The curriculum blends together theories of individual, group, and systems behavior through case studies, applied projects, and research. Students learn to go beyond technical solutions, and instead use other modes of change that use culture, values and beliefs to create positive change.

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology will have the tools to provide leadership for desired change while still taking into account the stakeholders needs. With these skills, graduates will be able to work as independent consultants within organizations. To improve efficiency and quality of work life in the workplace, graduates will be able to apply their research methods and psychological principles they have learned.

Possible career areas for graduates include: leadership development, team-building, strategic planning, and organizational effectiveness roles. This master's program prepares students for profit, non-profit, government and educational settings.


All applicants must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or its equivalent, by the start date of enrollment. All applicants must submit official translations of all non-US transcripts. Completion of an online application (with essay), submission of all required supporting documents and an interview are required. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred.

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education