Industrial/Organizational PsychologyMaster of Arts

“My professors served as amazing mentors and coaches,” said Geronda Wollack ’15 MA, an operations analyst in HR strategy at Gartner. “They were very focused on my success and were readily available to discuss my career goals. I have built relationships with my professors that I believe will last for a very long time.”

Learn to transform organizations and individuals’ work experience

As a student in the University of New Haven’s Master of Arts program in industrial/organizational psychology, you will bring psychological principles to the workplace to benefit both employees and employers.

Through this program, you will:
  • Learn to work with individuals and groups on organizational change and development, leadership and management development, conflict management, team dynamics, and strategic human resource management
  • Benefit from opportunities to participate in internships or complete thesis research.
  • Enjoy a flexible course curriculum and schedule that accommodates graduate assistantships, internships, or full-time jobs
  • Have the option to complete a practicum project at the organization where you are currently employed
  • Complete the program in two years (full time) or less than three years (part time)

Eric C. Marcus, Ph.D.

Dr. Marcus received his Ph.D. in social and organizational psychology from Columbia. He has worked as a consulting social psychologist for almost three decades, specializing in building the capacity of individuals, groups, and organizations for a wide variety of public and private sector clients. He is a co-editor of The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice.

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  • Have the option to choose concentrations in industrial-human resources psychology, organization development and consultation, or psychology of conflict management. (A graduate certificate in psychology of conflict management is also available.)
  • Be part of a cohesive and supportive community that extends long past graduation
  • Benefit from attending professional development events and participating in professional associations
  • Begin forming your professional network with fellow students and young professionals
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Selected Courses and Programs

  • Worker Well Being

    This course provides an overview of the frameworks, theories, critical issues, and practices associated with the psychological well being of people in the workplace. The study of worker well-being, a sub-area of occupational health psychology, includes topics such as work-life integration, alternative employment schedules and employment relationships, antecedents, moderators and consequences of work stress, and organizational interventions to facilitate the health and well-being of workers in organizations.

  • Organizational Behavior

    Analysis of various theories of organizational and managerial behavior emphasizing the work organization and its internal processes. Psychological factors at play in organizational settings, including motivation, incentives, and conflict, are explored. Research findings relevant to an understanding and prediction of human behavior in organizations are also examined.

  • Psychological Tests and Measurements in Industry

    Theories, assumptions, and constraints underlying construction and application of psychological tests and measures in industry. Emphasis on selection, validation, and interpretation of appropriate standardized tests and surveys for specific applications in organizations such as employment testing and employee attitude assessment.

  • Industrial Motivation and Morale

    The meaning of work, theories of motivation, values and expectations, performance and reinforcement, job satisfaction and motivation, pay as an incentive, interventions to increase work motivation.

  • Full List of Courses for Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology, M.A.

    Concentrations:

    Industrial-Human Resources Psychology

    Organizational Development and Consultation

    Psychology of Conflict Management

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  • Admission Requirements

    Candidates for the master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology must have:

    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
    • An introductory understanding of psychological concepts, principles, and methods
    • Taken an undergraduate course in statistics before enrolling in required graduate statistics courses

    All applications must provide:

    • Undergraduate transcript
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement (up to 500 words)

    NOTE: GRE scores are optional

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