The master's degree in psychology with an emphasis in industrial and organizational psychology (MIOP) is a terminal professional degree. The curriculum emphasizes the application of concepts and behavioral science methodologies to problems facing the human resource professional today.
This is a hybrid program consisting of required on-campus summer courses (two weeks each summer for program years one and two), guided research, online coursework and a practicum.
The program provides students and working professionals with the opportunity to apply new human resource concepts, knowledge, skills and analytical tools to on-the-job decisions. It teaches strategies for making informed decisions based on a thorough understanding of current issues.
Graduates will have developed and synthesized a portfolio of skills, including:
- a rigorous analytical and quantitative foundation based on traditional behavioral science principles and applied in a problem-solving framework
- an understanding of how to effectively utilize computer and information technologies to increase efficiency in human resource decision making
- a refinement of verbal and written communication skills to effectively and ethically guide organizational change while interacting with diverse populations
- ability to develop company-specific selection, training and performance appraisal programs, which provide a competitive advantage
A master's degree in psychology with an emphasis in industrial and organizational psychology will provide exceptional career opportunities in fields such as:
- human resources
- job training
- job analysis and validation
- testing evaluation
- staffing and hiring
Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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