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Master of Science in Industrial / Organizational Psychology

Advance your career through a focus on management and rganizationalworkplace practices

The Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology program is designed to prepare students for meaningful careers in the field through understanding and applying psychological principles to the workplace.

This degree provides you with a broad theoretical background in different perspectives that underlie the framework of important processes that occur within different industries and organizations. Engage in coursework that integrates engaged learning practices, faculty mentored research, 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.


Apply today to start next term on Monday, September 6, 2021

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

Top Reasons to choose Master of Science in Industrial / Organizational Psychology at florida southern college

Expert Faculty

Our faculty are highly published experts with significant practical experience.

Personalized Attention

You’ll get the individual attention needed to advance your career trajectory.

Flexible Schedule

Courses are offered in a combination of online and in-class formats that meet the needs of your busy schedule.

A degree with a promising future. You can be part of it.

In addition to this growth trend in the field of I/O nationally, we believe the growth in economic development in the central Florida, “I-4 corridor” region will continue to provide opportunities for employment in the future.

"14% job growth by 2028."
-Bureau of Labor Statistics

"$97,260 median IOP salary in 2018"
-Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Details

The program endeavors to instill professional skills through meaningful coursework, relevant research, and professional internships.

Weeknight Hybrid

Students enjoy a convenient class schedule through a hybrid format. Each week, students attend two courses — one online and one on campus.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Current Résumé
  • Applicant must have an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution as verified by an official transcript of all undergraduate work completed with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall.
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference
  • Personal statement that reflects your interest in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology program and in our program, specifically. Your essay should not exceed 2000 words, and it should be organized in a well-written format that clearly addresses all of the following questions:
    1. Why are you interested in the MS I/O psychology program?
    2. How do your interests in I/O psychology relate to your career goals?
    3. Describe any experiences that have prepared you for success in our program.
    4. Explain how your knowledge, skills, and abilities align with our program and our program’s mission statement.
      • Mission Statement

        The mission statement of the Industrial/Organizational (I/O) 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 meaningful coursework, relevant research, and professional internships.

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Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Required Courses - 33 hours

Course Number Course Name
PSY 6100 Statistics and Research Methods I
PSY 6150 Industrial Psychology
PSY 6200 Statistics and Research Methods II
PSY 6250 Organizational Psychology
PSY 6300 Workplace Motivation
PSY 6350 Personnel Selection
PSY 6400 Training and Development
PSY 6450 Leadership
PSY 6500 Special Topics in Industrial / Organizational Psychology
PSY 6960/6961 Internship in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSY 6970/6971 Thesis in Industrial / Organizational Psychology

Program Total - 33 hours

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.


Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $800
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $30 to $120

$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.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How is this program different than other graduate programs in psychology?

The Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program is designed for students who have a desire to understand human behavior in the work place and within organizations.

For which types of careers will the program prepare me?

I/O Psychologists work as human resources managers, as management consultants, as training and development managers and as I/O Psychologists in the public and private sector.

What types of corporations employ I/O Psychologists?

Many corporations employ I/O professionals, such as Deloitte, The Walt Disney Company, the Federal Reserve, Tesla, National Security Agency, the United States Military, the CIA, Lockheed Martin, Facebook and Disney.

What if I want to continue to a doctorate degree in this field? How can I best prepare?

Toward the end of the I/O program, students can choose either the internship or thesis option. The internship course prepares students to enter the workforce upon graduation, where the thesis option is better suited for graduates who would like to pursue research and further their education at the doctorate level.

How long is the program?

Our program is 33 credit hours, or five semesters.

Program Contact

Kimberly Smith

Admission Counselor and Advisor
phone 863.680.3090
send text to 863.777.4434