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Master's in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MA)

Learn the methodology to diagnose and solve organizational problems, and earn the statistical and critical thinking skills to succeed in the business world. Our graduates enter the workforce ready to thrive in exciting jobs in organizational consulting and human resources.

Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Master's
Our program includes seven faculty 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.
Joseph Mazzola
, Program Director

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


Most students who graduate with a master’s in I/O psychology get jobs consulting in topic areas from the field 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.

More Opportunities

Clubs & Activities

RIOPA - Roosevelt Industrial/Organizational Psychology Association

  • 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 
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement. 
  • Priority deadline is March 1.
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