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Kansas State University

Master of Science (MS) in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MIOP)

Psychology: MIOP
Master of Science
Skills and knowledge to perform in a complex organizational environment
Course Delivery
  • Online
  • Face-to-face
Application Requirements
Completion Requirements
38 credit hours with 3.0 minimum GPA

This Master of Science (MS) degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MIOP) is a terminal professional degree. The curriculum emphasizes the application of concepts and behavioral science methodologies to problems facing the human resource professional today.

The program provides students and working professionals with the opportunity to apply new human resource concepts, knowledge, skills, and analytical tools to on-the-job decisions.

To complete the program, students must complete 38 credit hours of coursework.

Program Goals

Students graduating from the program will have developed and synthesized a portfolio of skills, including:

  • A rigorous analytical and quantitative foundation based on traditional behavioral science principles and applied in a problem-solving framework.
  • An understanding of how to effectively utilize computer and information technologies to increase efficiency in human resource decision making.
  • A refinement of verbal and written communication skills to effectively and ethically guide organizational change while interacting with diverse populations.
  • An ability to develop company-specific selection, training, and performance appraisal programs, which provide a competitive advantage.

In short, this program teaches human resource professionals strategies for making informed decisions based upon a thorough understanding of current issues.

"I learned that there is a whole new world out there."

    – Joel DiGirolamo, Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Contact Information

K-State Global Campus
Trina McCarty
1615 Anderson Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502-4098
Phone: 1-800-622-2KSU(2578)