Through small class sizes, students participate in meaningful coursework that integrates engaged learning practices, faculty mentored research, professional internships, and captivating field experiences. You’ll be prepared and trained as an expert ready to take on careers in research, consultation, or even career coaching in the public or private sectors. Our program’s unique perspective to the industrial workforce brings value to various industries that seek IO psychologists to help improve productivity, increase efficiency, and promote team-building within an organization. The 4+1 opportunity will allow candidates to begin graduate coursework immediately and save significant investment and time earning this prestigious degree.
Join us to learn more about our Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program here at FSC!
Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.
Students who choose to pursue the Thesis option as their culminating degree experience will work with faculty on research projects designed to match the student’s interest. This track is suited for those who plan to continue to a doctoral degree. Students who anticipate going directly into an applied position should choose the Internship option as it will better prepare them for strong performance in the corporate world.
Students primarily network through the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). This organization has a strong online presence and a national conference every year. Other opportunities are with the Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM) and the Academy of Management.
Student will gain skills in analytical software, data analysis, survey development and administration, training and development, public speaking and presentations, and overall leadership.
The STEM OPT extension allows for 24 months of additional OPT employment authorization for students in specific STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Employment must be directly related to an F-1 student's program of study in an approved STEM field.
From the moment you enroll, the IO Program
Director will be assigned as your secondary Academic Advisor to see you through your graduate experience from start to finish. Your advisors will help you develop an educational plan that matches your schedule and priorities.
Our program allows you to complete your degree and start your career sooner!
The psychology department consists of a diverse group of published, research-oriented professionals who devote themselves to the mentorship of students. In addition to industrial and organizational psychology, our faculty members have expertise in the areas of experimental psychology, social behavior, gender diversity, law and human behavior, and legal and criminal psychology. Our professors are deeply committed to student success, academic excellence, and provide every student with positive, engaged learning experiences.
The mission of the IO Psychology graduate program is to develop in students the theoretical and practical foundations for a meaningful lifetime of work in the field. Our aspiration is to recruit the very best students into a program that emphasizes teamwork and rigorous study to ensure that students graduate with the intellectual, practical, and social skills needed for a successful career.
Courses are offered in a hybrid format, a combination of online and in-class meetings. One class will be offered on campus in the evening and one course will be offered online.
Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
Students may take the following four classes within the 4+1 program: PSY 6100, PSY 6150, PSY 6200 and PSY 6250.
Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.
Any IO courses attempted in the fall or spring semesters before receiving the undergraduate degree will be charged at the traditional undergraduate full-time tuition rate. Any taken in a summer semester before receiving the undergraduate degree will be charged at the traditional undergraduate summer tuition rate. Graduate courses taken after the student receives their undergraduate degree will be billed at the current graduate IO program per credit hour rate.
$250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (Upon acceptance and applied toward your first semester tuition balance)
*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology is the intersection of psychology, business, and computer science. It studies emotions, cognition and behavior in the workplace.
This program includes an in-person course and an online course each semester. There will be times when the online course has synchronous (scheduled) meeting times.
IO Psychologists work in various fields, including Human Resources, Training and Development and a variety of other positions in industry and academia, including non-profit organizations, religious institutions, military organizations, as well as large corporations.
Toward the end of our MSIO program, students have the opportunity to choose an internship route or a thesis route. The internship option will prepare the student to go to work in an IO-related field. The thesis option is for students who are interested in preparing for a doctorate program.
Our faculty have developed relationships with various employers in the Central Florida area that offer internships in the field of IO psychology. In their second year of study, students will work with their program director to coordinate relevant internship experiences in an appropriate setting.
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