Industrial and Organizational Psychology

You see the office not just as a place to work but as a place to grow.

We spend half our lives in offices, in close contact with people who impact our daily lives. That can lead to myriad scenarios – good and bad. With a master of arts in industrial and organizational-organizational behavior, you will play a role in improving the dynamics in workplaces. Our program will educate you on how to identify individual and group behaviors and attitudes, and improve hiring practices, training programs and feedback systems. By learning how to improve the performance and well-being of employees, you will be uniquely poised to contribute to an organization’s success

You will receive a thorough grounding in the field that will help you begin your career as an executive in personnel and human resources as well as in consulting companies.

Benzion Chanowitz

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Quick Facts

  • The field was developed during World War I as a way to rapidly assign troops to their stations.
  • The Department of Labor has ranked specialists with master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial and organizational-organizational behavior as among the most sought-after professionals.
  • Quality of work-life issues has been of rising concern over the past 10 years.  

Possible Careers

  • Government researcher studying workplace issues across the nation
  • Consultant to private organizations seeking higher employee productivity
  • Performance appraiser in the corporate sector