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Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MPIO)   

Program Title and Classification

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Graduate Degree Program

College: Behavioral and Social Sciences


The University of Maryland Master’s of Professional Studies in Industrial Organizational Psychology provides rigorous training in the scientific principles and methods in IO Psychology while also increasing graduates’ capacity to influence the way work is done, to apply evidence-based best practices, and to ask and answer questions that matter in the workplace. Students take 10 courses (two per term) over the course of 15 months. Courses are taught in the evenings at the College Park campus and through pre-recorded online lectures. This program is designed for working professionals who desire advanced knowledge in industrial and organizational psychology to enter, advance, or expand their career options.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • CV/Resume
  • Admissions interview

The Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology program offers Fall admissions only. Invitations to interview for the program will be sent to select students by May 1, 2017. UMD cannot issue the immigration documents necessary for international students to study (F1 or J1 student visas) in this program. International students who currently reside in the U.S. on existing visas may apply. Eligible international students have additional requirements per the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). Additional Requirements can be found here:

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
1 Mar
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
1 Mar

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Non-thesis only: 30 credits required

PSYC 652: Analytical Thinking: Statistical Methods at Work (3 credits)

PSYC 603: Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3 credits)

PSYC 653: The Business of Evaluation: Research Methods at Work (3 credits)

PSYC 732: Selection and Classification Issues in Organizations (3 credits)

PSYC 654: Advanced Analytical Thinking: Statistical Methods at Work II (3 credits)

PSYC 655: Talent Development (3 credits)

PSYC 656: Business Fundamentals and Legal Issues facing Organizations (3 credits)

PSYC 657: Managing Strategic Organizational Change (3 credits)

PSYC 661: Practicum in IO Psychology (3 credits)

PSYC 660: Performance Management, Compensation, and Benefits (3 credits)



Facilities and Special Resources

Courses follow a blended format with classes taking place both face to face and online. In person classes are held at the College Park campus in the evenings.



Paul Hanges, Academic Program Director

3147G Biology-Psychology

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-5930


Juliet Aiken, Program Director

1121 Biology-Psychology

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-7861


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