The Industrial and Organizational (IO) Psychology degree provides you with a broad theoretical background in important processes that occur within different industries and organizations.
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.
Join us for this virtual session to learn more about the field of IO Psychology as well as our IO program here at FSC. Hear about the program plan and career forecast from your program director and learn from your admission counselor how to move forward to apply to our program!
Priority deadline is Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
We will be accepting applications until the cohort is full.
Our faculty are highly published experts with significant practical experience. They are here to provide you with the individual attention needed to advance your career trajectory.
The program emphasizes a team-oriented educational model in which workgroups are formed each semester for group-based projects and discussion forums. You will get a chance to work with every other student in your cohort and develop connections that will last a lifetime.
Courses are offered in a combination of online and in-class formats that meet the needs of your busy schedule.
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.
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.
To give our students meaningful experiences and the competitive advantage they will need in their careers, we partner with local corporations such as Bristol Myers Squibb, Collins Aerospace, Globalization Partners, Cemex, AgAmerica, Publix Supermarkets, Employment Technologies, Braathe Enterprises, Allegiance Staffing, Rebellion Defense and more.
The Psychology faculty are housed within the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Florida Southern College. Faculty contributors to the program consist of a diverse group of published, research-oriented professionals with expertise in human factors, organizational culture, leadership, research methods, statistics, industrial psychology, motivation, experimental psychology, and other areas of IO 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 program is to prepare students for meaningful careers in the field through understanding and applying psychological principles to the workplace. The program seeks to engage students in academic and applied high impact learning experiences to enable students to make meaningful contributions to organized life. The program endeavors to instill professional skills through coursework, relevant research, and professional internships.
Each semester, students in the program will be assigned to small groups that work together across courses to complete group-based projects. The purpose of the group work is to give each student a chance to interact directly with cohort members and experience different work styles. Although the bulk of one’s responsibilities in each course involves independent work, every course will include a group project to ensure that students hone and develop important social skills necessary for the workplace. Students either meet in-person or virtually on their projects.
When the semester concludes, the group dissolves and new groups are formed for the following semester. In this way, students will get a chance to work with everyone in their cohort on an intensive basis creating a lifetime of connections (and friends!) along the way. Your group experiences are not just a great way to get to know your fellow classmates, they represent an applied laboratory for understanding fundamental principles of industrial and organizational psychology.
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.
Students enjoy a convenient class schedule through a hybrid format. Each week, students attend two courses — one online and one on campus.
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Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.
$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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