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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Master's

Roosevelt's dual degree program is one of the only programs of its kind in the country that synthesizes both fields and awards graduates two separate degrees. Students in the program learn the methodology and critical analysis that are the hallmark of I/O psychology, as well as the direct applied skills of the business world. Graduates have even more doors open for them because of the degrees conferred and the knowledge gained.

Nicholas Baldwin
, Program Director
Arts & Sciences Graduate Admission

What Differentiates Us

Dedicated Faculty

Dedicated Faculty

Roosevelt I/O faculty have applied experiences with organizations all over the country AND they are research active (more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed outlets since 2010). The program is built around the "Scientist-Practitioner Model" and is staffed with true I/O Scientist/Practitioners.

Apprenticeship Focus

Apprenticeship Focus

Students work closely with faculty to develop skills related to the science and practice of I/O. As such, students are provided with individualized support so as to bolster the students' skills from the outset.

Applied Projects

Applied Projects

Students have the unique opportunity to be involved in a number of applied projects. Many of these projects are through the Organizational Effectiveness Consulting Center (OECC). Following the scientist/practitioner model, students obtain experiences to apply their knowledge obtained in the classroom to real world workplace problems and enhance organizational effectiveness.

Expectations & Requirements


Students will learn the “Scientist-Practitioner Model,” which prepares high-quality professionals specialized in I/O topics and with expertise in research methodology and quantitative approaches to organizational issues. Students will develop skills to solve critical problems in private and public sector organizations using empirical-evidenced knowledge. Students will also be expected to understand and apply business concepts such as accounting, finance, marketing, and management. The program is 58 credit hours (which includes an internship or thesis) and typically takes about 3 years to complete for full-time students.

For more information about faculty, courses, and expectations of each degree program, see the separate IO MA and MBA degree pages.

Sample Courses

  • Organizational Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Training & Development
  • Consulting Skills
  • Employee Testing
  • Social Networks
  • Economics for Decision Makers
  • Finance for Decision Makers
  • Strategic Management


Most students who graduate with a master’s in I/O psychology get jobs consulting in topic areas from the field, business, and/or in human resources. This includes internal and external consulting, as well as the training and development field. Roosevelt graduates also have moved on to complete their PhD, both locally and at other top programs. Graduates who complete the dual degree are able to successfully speak the language both of business and consulting, further enhancing their marketability.

Admission Info

  • Online Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities within the United States. Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • Letter of Intent outlining your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in this program, and how it will help you achieve your goals
  • Official GRE scores 
  • The average GRE score & GPA for 2016-17 admitted students was:
    • GRE Verbal – 149.5
    • GRE Quantitative – 147.5
    • GRE Analytic – 3.9
    • Undergraduate GPA – 3.32
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement. 
  • The priority deadline is November 1 for Spring admission, and March 1 for Fall admission. We do accept applications on a rolling basis dependent on available space in classes and candidate qualifications.