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Master of Arts (MA) in Industrial Organizational Psychology

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The Argosy University, Denver Industrial Organizational Psychology degree program is designed to equip you with the knowledge of industrial organizational psychology to apply to issues involving individuals and groups in organizational and work settings.

The curriculum of the Argosy University, Denver Industrial Organizational Psychology program is competency based, focusing on the outcomes of training and on the knowledge, skills, and behavior necessary to function as a master’s level professional in industrial organizational psychology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Outcome One: Application of Professional Knowledge
Evaluate and integrate relevant academic and professional literature to make evidence-based decisions related to I/O psychology.

Program Outcome Two: Critical Thinking and Decision Making
Exercise critical thinking to propose, communicate, and implement action plans that address I/O opportunities and issues.

Program Outcome Three: Ethical and Legal Practices
Identify and utilize ethical and legal standards in I/O psychology while taking into account all relevant stakeholders.

Program Outcome Four: Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness
Demonstrate interpersonal effectiveness with individuals and groups through professional behavior while utilizing appropriate communication.

Program Outcome Five: Diversity
Examine individual and group needs, and utilize relevant and evidence based approaches with diverse populations.

Career Outcomes

The Argosy University, Denver Industrial Organizational Psychology program is designed to prepare you for a career in areas such as:
• Compensation
• Training
• Data analysis
• Consultation
• Statistical decision making
• Organizational development
• Leadership
• Human resource management


Enhance your career potential by enrolling in this Argosy University, Denver Industrial Organizational Psychology master’s degree program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
  • A grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
    • 2.7 for the bachelor's degree, or
    • 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work), or
    • Between 2.0 and 2.7 for the bachelor's degree. Students seeking admission with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 will be required to submit a personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession, current résumé (or career summary), one completed letter from a current employer, and evidence of completing one undergraduate introductory psychology course with a grade of "C" or better. Students admitted with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 must enroll in W5096 - Academic Writing within the first 15 week semester and pass within the first 30 weeks. Admission between 2.0 and 2.7 must be approved by the department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student's academic file.
    • Between 2.0 and 2.4 for the bachelor's degree. Students are also required to submit three academic or professional letters of recommendation (one from an employer).
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form.
  • If the basis of admission is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework, official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended during the 60 hours of study.

Course List

Program Requirements

Students enrolled in the MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology degree program are required to satisfactorily complete twelve core courses (36 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following


IO6301 - Research Methods in Industrial Organizational Psychology


IO6400 - Applied Industrial Psychology


IO6401 - Performance Appraisal and Feedback


IO6402 - Statistics in Industrial Organizational Psychology


IO6410 - IO Theory Applied to Organizational Behavior and Culture


IO6412 - IO Techniques for Organizational Development and Assessment


IO6440 - Organizational Consulting


IO6500 - Employee Selection, Placement, and Classification


IO6502 - Organizational Leadership and Change


IO6505 - Training and Development


IO6506 - Business Principles for IO Professionals


IO6600 - Capstone Project


Core Course Requirements—36 Credit Hours


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