Why study I/O psychology at Meredith?
The I/O psychology program at Meredith College is a two-year master’s degree. Unlike other programs that focus on preparing students for academic careers, Meredith’s program develops students as scientist-practitioners who graduate ready to enter the job market in the industries and organizations they serve.
Graduate students benefit from the outstanding reputation of Meredith’s undergraduate psychology program, particularly in the areas of research methods preparation, the on-site autism clinic, and well-developed internship program. Local employers are familiar with Meredith’s strong track record of preparing students both for graduate study and employment by clinical research labs and other research-focused companies in the Triangle.
Students complete a full-time internship during their last semester of the program, giving them real-world experience in the field upon graduation. Though the program is full-time, classes are held in late afternoon/early evening to accommodate the demands of adult life. And students benefit from Meredith's location in Raleigh, a top-ranked city that is both dynamic and extremely affordable.
Our psychology faculty have proven expertise in training students to become fluent in designing and implementing data-driven research through intentional, phased support. Instruction by faculty in Meredith’s AACSB-accredited School of Business provides additional rigor and guidance. And our small department and high-touch, student-focused approach allows students to develop strong mentor relationships with faculty.
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Meredith’s long-standing connections with the vibrant industries represented in the Research Triangle provide rich opportunities for internships and employment for our graduates. And alumni have access to lifetime career support through our Office of Career Planning.