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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.