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All of our core faculty members hold doctorates and bring years of experience, as well as the latest theories and practices, to students.
Curriculum is designed to be applied to real-life situations, preparing you with the skills needed to be effective in the workplace.
Dive deeper into the psychological theory and research applied to core concepts that help you create psychologically healthy work environments.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography, and degree field, affect career opportunities, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, or other career outcome.
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Courses in our online master's in psychology, industrial/organizational psychology program cover leadership theories, group development, motivation and workplace performance, conflict resolution, and testing and selection processes.
Principles of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
In this course, learners identify and confirm theories and research of industrial/organizational psychology. Learners examine and explain the various psychological constructs affecting individuals, groups, teams, and organizations in the workplace and assess diversity and ethical principles as they relate to decisionmaking processes. Learners also evaluate the differences between industrial and organizational psychology and implement various assessment methods, models, and interventions applicable across workplace settings.
|5 quarter credits|
Survey of Research Methods
Learners in this course critically evaluate research in order to gain an understanding of the scientific methods of inquiry and the ethical considerations of research. Learners focus on becoming educated consumers and creators of research. Learners also use their research design skills to analyze and apply research methodologies, validity, reliability and other components of scientific research related to their field of interest.
|5 quarter credits|
Learners in this course evaluate current theories of psychological consultation and analyze the variety of roles and interventions that engage psychological consultants in an applied setting. Learners examine psychological consultants’ contributions to clinical, educational, industrial, and organizational settings and demonstrate the competencies required to evaluate and conduct psychological consultative services through applied case work, practice, and self-appraisal. Other course topics include consultation ethics, models of consultation research, and the dynamics of the consultant-client relationship.
|5 quarter credits|
Psychology of Leadership
This course provides a comprehensive review of leadership theories and factors, including leader development, leadership styles, and multicultural issues relevant to leadership in various settings. Learners research and evaluate leadership principles and apply leadership theory to clinical, counseling, educational, organizational, and sports settings. Learners examine case studies; investigate and evaluate the processes and best practices of leader development; analyze their own leadership strengths; and relate this knowledge to their professional practice.
|5 quarter credits|
Industrial/Organizational Psychology Practices in Human Resource Management
Learners in this course analyze psychologically based methods, tools, and practices used in industrial/organizational psychology, including needs assessment, personnel selection, job analysis, performance management and appraisal, organizational functioning, motivation, training, and management, in the context of their application to human resource management. Learners identify the underlying psychological theories, research, and approaches related to human resource management and synthesize these theories and research to develop evidence-based application grounded in science and scholarship. Throughout the course, learners gain and demonstrate a working knowledge of organizational systems and culture.
|5 quarter credits|
If you’re looking to improve workplace performance and help create a psychologically healthy environment, our MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology specialization can help by teaching you how to:
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our MS in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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