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

Our program faculty are dedicated completely to the I/O graduate programs. Roosevelt also 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. Plus, Roosevelt’s downtown Chicago location creates many opportunities for internships and jobs at top companies in the area.

Elijah Ricks
,  Interim Program Director
Office of Graduate Admission

What Differentiates Us



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.

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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.

Expectations & Requirements


Our MA program, constructed according to the industry standard “Scientist-Practitioner Model,” 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.

Sample Courses

  • Organizational Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Training & Development
  • Leadership & Motivation
  • Consulting Skills
  • Employee Testing
  • Social Networks
  • Occupational Health Psychology


Career Options

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Clubs & Activities

RIOPA - Roosevelt Industrial/Organizational Psychology Association


What makes the I/O Psychology MA program at Roosevelt significant is its recognition of learning beyond the classroom. Throughout every class, no matter the topic, was the encouragement to draw on work environment experiences and examples to enrich our understanding and cultivate our ability to adapt the theory to practice. Having an education that recognizes our degree extends to a variety of work environments is invaluable.

Caelan Weldon 2015
Human Performance Analyst, Accenture

Admission Info

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  • 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
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores - Optional to submit.
  • 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.