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Nashville Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology

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Program Information

The Master of Arts (MA) in Industrial Organizational Psychology degree program at Argosy University, Nashville is designed to apply the knowledge of industrial organizational psychology to issues involving individuals and groups in organizational and work settings. This program is designed to prepare students for careers in areas such as compensation, training, data analysis, consultation, statistical decision making, organizational development, leadership, and human resource management positions. The curriculum 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.


Enhance your career potential by enrolling in this Argosy University, Nashville 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.