Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Psychology in the Workplace

Learn the application of psychological science to enhance the performance and well-being of people in organizations.

Through this graduate program, you'll be prepared to develop assessments of people for job selection and placement, develop effective training programs, learn strategies for organizational development, measure performance and discover ways to promote the quality of work-life balance. You'll receive a strong core foundation in industrial and organizational psychology, as well as statistics and research methods. 

Missouri S&T's master of science in industrial-organizational psychology was ranked a best online psychology master's degree by Forbes Advisor.

Thesis and non-thesis options available. The industrial-organizational psychology degree program has removed a required course (5602) changing the required overall credit hours of coursework to 37 instead of 40.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0
  • GRE V+Q ≥ 300
  • International requirement: TOEFL ≥ 88,  or IELTS ≥ 6.5, or satisfactory completion of an approved English language Institute program.

Application Deadlines

Applicants should expect to start the program in the fall; however, exceptions may be made for special circumstances where a student may start in a spring semester. We have both an early decision and standard decision process. Please refer to the timeline below for details. 

  • Early decisions will be made within two weeks of applying for applicants who have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or greater, undergraduate psychology GPA of 3.5 or greater, a total GRE score (if applicable) of 300 or greater, and who have completed courses in research methods, statistics and have research experience. A major in psychology is preferred, but related majors are welcome to apply. 

    If you are admitted into the program, you must accept by March 1, or within four weeks of notification.

  • Standard decisions will be made by  April 15 or within two weeks from the date the application is received. Standard decisions are for those applicants with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater, an undergraduate psychology GPA of 3.25 or greater,  a total GRE score (if applicable) of 300 or greater, and who have completed courses in research methods and statistics, but have no research experience. Majors in psychology and related fields are encouraged to apply.

Graduate Certificates

Your Pathway to a Graduate Degree

Start earning college credit toward a graduate degree. The GRE is not required to enter a certificate program, and credit earned may be applied toward your master’s degree.*

Graduate Certificate Programs

*restrictions may apply

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. Check with the academic department for program specific details and requirements. Learn more about the certificate to master's program.

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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