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Capella University's online Master's in Industrial/Organizational Psychology helps you learn to adapt psychological theories to drive productivity and enhance employee satisfaction in the work place. Industries and organizations are a prime market for individuals who can help improve performance, motivation, and company morale. With FlexPath you can accelerate your degree at your pace, setting your own deadlines.

The Building Blocks of Your Master's Program

Put your best foot forward with a foundation of research, ethics, and tests and measurements. Our curriculum emphasizes core principles that help to restructure companies to gain organizational effectiveness. Using the knowledge you gain from this program, you can help create psychologically healthy environments and policies that improve employee satisfaction and give organizations tools to be successful. You'll develop and evaluate performance, training, recruiting, and coaching initiatives that align with industrial and organizational psychology best practices to effectively address an organization’s human resource practices and goals.

FlexPath: A More Direct Path to Your Degree

FlexPath can help you earn your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace — with the potential to save you time and money. FlexPath self-paced learning allows you to move quickly through subjects you’re more familiar with or more slowly as needed. You’ll develop the same mastery — and earn the same degree — as our GuidedPath learning format, only in a more efficient, more personalized way. Learn more about FlexPath self-paced learning.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella, you'll learn and understand scientific merit of the I/O professional literature. You'll also learn leading-edge assessment techniques, leadership and group development theories, conflict management strategies, and other techniques for increasing motivation and improving workplace performance. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in industrial/organizational psychology include adjunct or part-time faculty, assessment specialist, manager or director of labor relations or organizational consultant (internal or external). Potential workplaces include community college, corporation, government, nonprofit or military.


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