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Join the next generation of leaders in the fast-growing STEM field of industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology. The Master of Arts program in I/O psychology—group processes and organizational behavior is unique because it allows you to specialize in the “organizational” side of I/O psychology.
Using the scientist-practitioner model, you will be trained to focus on the social and organizational processes, such as structures, design, development, effectiveness, and diagnosis of organizations. This program follows the educational recommendations of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to enhance your career through a master’s degree or a recent B.A./B.S. graduate aiming to enter the organizational psychology and consulting field, this program can help you take the next steps toward realizing your career goals.
I/O psychology is one of the highest-paying professions within the psychology field. Join our many graduates from this program who have built prolific careers in all industries, nonprofit and for-profit institutions, and public and private sectors, ranging from health care and higher education to banking, the tech sector, and the Big Four consulting firms. If you are just entering the field, you will qualify for entry-level specialist and analyst positions. As an OB professional in the field, this degree will qualify you for managerial-level positions such as management consultant, organizational development consultant, or consulting psychologist. Typical job titles for I/O psychologists with a specialization in group processes and organizational behavior include industrial and organizational psychologist, consulting psychologist, management consultant, business analyst, management analyst, leadership development manager, and organizational development consultant, among others.
The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023-2024 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.
This program prepares the student for entry-level analyst and associate positions in firms or departments that offer services in areas such as organizational development, talent management, change management, organizational learning, or research and data analysis. It shares a common core of five courses with other concentrations in industrial and organizational psychology, but it places additional emphasis on theory, research, and practice at the level of social structures within organizations, such as organizational development, organizational effectiveness, group processes, team performance, culture, and leadership.
Applicants should offer:
Students must complete 36 credits and receive a passing grade on the comprehensive examination. The eight required courses include either Psychology 7101G or 7231G; and 7114G, 7105G, 7106G, 7210G, 7121G, 7122G, and 7241G. The remainder of each student’s program consists of four elective courses (12 credits) that must be Psychology 7000-level courses within the Psychology Department. Other courses may be used as electives with prior graduate deputy approval. The comprehensive examination is a requirement of the program and students are eligible to take it when they have registered for their 24th credit.
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
Be advised this program does not accept nondegree seeking applicants.
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