Graduate Certificate in Applied Workplace Psychology Psychological Science

About the Certificate

This certificate program is designed to provide formalized education in the area of Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology in order to assist in preparing effective workplace leaders and personnel. The four courses included in the curriculum are all part of the first-year sequence for students enrolled in the I-O Psychology master's degree program. Courses in the Applied Workplace Psychology certificate program include an introduction to I-O Psychology, advanced research methods in I-O Psychology, advanced group dynamics, job analysis and performance management.

The Applied Workplace certificate program is open to all persons holding a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree in psychology, business, or a related field, and who have a minimum of one year of professional employment experience. Once admitted to the program, the student must take the four designated courses (provided in the curriculum section of the graduate course catalog). In order to receive the graduate certificate, the student must have an average cumulative grade point of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses. Once admitted, a student has three years to complete the program.

Students admitted to the certificate program will have non-degree graduate status; however, they will earn graduate credit for the courses they complete. If the student completes the four-course sequence with a grade of B or better in each of the courses taken, they, may be admitted to the master's degree program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, without taking the GRE. Students must still go through the formal application process and may be expected to meet other requirements for admission. Should the student be accepted into the M.S. degree program, the certificate credits taken will count toward their master's degree. Students who do not have all of the prerequisite courses necessary to begin the courses in the Applied Workplace Psychology certificate program will be allowed to take ''bridge" courses (determined on a case-by-case basis) at either the graduate or undergraduate level to prepare for the formal certificate courses.

Students applying for a graduate certificate must submit the following:

  • Completed Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts

Online Application

  • When you start a new application, select "Graduate Online/Distance" and then select the certificate program.
  • Don't forget to list your current employer and company location on the application.
  • Statement of purpose should be 2-3 paragraphs explaining why you are applying for this program. 
  • Statement is to be submitted electronically on the online application; you'll copy and paste it into the provided text box.

Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admit decision. 

  • Upload your transcripts on the online application under your "Institutional Data." If you previously attended S&T, you must upload your transcript. An unofficial transcript can be requested through Joe’SS. How to Request Unofficial Transcripts (pdf)  
  • PDF scans are preferred.
  • The university requires official transcripts from all schools attended before a student may register for a second semester.
  • In order for a transcript to be counted as official it must be sent directly from the school to S&T, it cannot come from a student. 

Official transcripts should be mailed to Global Learning:

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Office of Global Learning
G8 Norwood Hall, 320 West 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409


Pathway to a Master's Degree

Are you a working professional who wants to earn your master's degree, but you don’t have time to take the GRE/GMAT? Then start in a graduate certificate program. Graduate certificates were designed as a pathway to a master's degree.* The admission requirements are more relaxed and credit earned will count toward your degree. Once you successfully earn your graduate certificate, you can continue with the corresponding master's degree without having to take the GRE/GMAT.

Related Degrees

This graduate certificate may act as a pathway to the following master’s programs:

*Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply.


Contact Us

Missouri S&T Online Education

Sylvia Skouby, Associate Director for Online Admissions

Phone: 573-341-6903

Psychological Science

Dr. Clair Reynolds Kueny
Interim Department Chair
136 Humanities and Social Sciences,
Missouri University of
Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-1270
Phone: (573) 341-4937
Fax: (573) 341-4110