Master of Arts in Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Concentration

Prepare for a career as an I/O psychology practitioner.

A powerful combination of psychological science and business application, industrial/organizational psychology is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative subspecialties within psychology.

  • Graduate ready to enter the field with practical experience gained through an internship or applied thesis.
  • Learn to improve both the effectiveness of organizations and the work-life quality of employees.
  • Choose the only I/O psychology master’s degree in the capital city of Raleigh, recently ranked the 2nd best city to live in by Money Magazine.
  • Develop valuable mentor and peer relationships in a small, student-focused program.
  • Strong graduate employment rate at top companies including SAS, Cisco, WakeMed, Lowes, and BMW.

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I/O psychology’s projected growth rate over the next ten years


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What is industrial organizational psychology?

According to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), I/O psychology is the scientific study of working and the application of that science to workplace issues facing individuals, teams, and organizations.

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Why study I/O psychology at Meredith?

As a graduate student in Meredith’s graduate I/O psychology program, you’ll benefit from our outstanding reputation in the field of psychology, as well as our extensive contacts with area employers. And with a semester-long internship, you’ll graduate ready to immediately enter the field.

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I/O Careers

Meredith’s graduate I/O psychology program prepares you for a variety of career paths within this fast-growing field. Whether you want to work as a consultant, as a specialist within an HR department, or hold a managerial or supervisory role, Meredith will prepare you to immediately enter the field as an I/O practitioner.