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Online M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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Online M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Become a difference-making problem solver

A master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from National Louis University helps you play a critical role in helping employees flourish in their jobs.

By learning advanced psychological principles and applying them to the workplace, you can help organizations of all types and sizes get the most from their workers. Our 100% online format prepares you to excel in a career that’s in-demand — I/O is one of the fastest-growing fields in psychology.

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This difference-making degree will help you:

  • Positively influence productivity at the individual and organizational level
  • Conduct and evaluate job analyses to maximize performance
  • Critique and apply motivational methods to optimize team effectiveness
  • Identify and solve problems at the organizational level
  • Understand the role of change in organizational culture and success

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NLU offers 7 convenient start dates each year and it’s free to apply.

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Why choose NLU for your Online master’s degree in I/O psychology?

SIOP-aligned

Our I/O psychology curriculum aligns with the Guidelines for Education and Training at the Master’s Level in I/O Psychology, published by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Multidisciplinary curriculum

We’ve designed this program by combining coursework from NLU’s M.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Human Resource Management and Development programs.

Finish in 20 months

You’ll take 12 to 14 courses for a total of 36 to 42 credit hours, and you can complete the program in about 20 months. If you’ve taken graduate-level courses at another university, you can transfer up to nine credit hours.

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Get to know NLU:

Our graduates are known for not only improving their own lives, but those of the people around them. In fact, NLU was listed by MONEY magazine as a Top 10 university whose graduates make the world a better place.

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Earning your I/O psychology master’s at NLU can help improve your career outlook

Potential organizational psychology career settings

  • Colleges, universities, and professional schools
  • Company/enterprise management
  • Government
  • Management consulting services
  • Scientific research and development

National Average Salary

Industrial-organizational psychologists
$102,530
Bureau of Labor Statistics

There’s a great synergy between I/O Psych and human resources. If you’re trying to move up in an organization, it’s great to have those two sets of skills.

Janice Nilsen
I/O Psychology Program Director


Courses include:


Control your schedule

Control your schedule

Get the flexibility you need as a working professional. View your online classes at any time during the week — you set the pace. NLU offers seven start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster.

Expand your professional network

Expand your professional network

Learning online does not mean learning alone. NLU helps you build a professional network with instructors and fellow online students through active discussion forums as well as project-based work (both group and individual).

Take engaging coursework

Take engaging coursework

You may be online, but you’re still part of the class. NLU’s online learning portal allows you to take a course live, or watch a recording whenever you’re ready. Coursework is delivered in multiple formats including written papers, video and slideshows with audio.


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Your success coach gives you one-on-one support

Every online student at NLU is paired with a dedicated success coach who helps in areas ranging from class projects to time management. As your biggest fan at NLU, your success coach can connect you with the resources and people you need to be successful.

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