Roosevelt offers one of the only dual degree programs in the country that allow students to get both an MA in I/O Psychology and an MBA at the same time. You will learn expertise in both I/O psychology and business, and become marketable in the workforce for a variety of jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.