University of West Florida

College of Science, Engineering & Health

Industrial/Organizational Psychology, M.A. - Master


11000 University Parkway

Pensacola, FL 32514

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Psychology, with specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Psychology (M.A.) program provides a strong understanding of the biological bases of behavior, social bases of behavior, acquired bases of behavior and individual bases of behavior. This program is designed to help students develop skills in research methodology, statistics and critical thinking. The 42-semester hour Industrial-Organizational (I/O) concentration combines traditional personnel psychology (selection, performance appraisal, test construction and validation, fair employment practices, and legal issues) with the more interpersonal emphasis of organizational psychology (motivation, job satisfaction, leadership, interpersonal communication, organizational diagnosis, and change). Students select electives that will help them gain proficiency in areas of emphasis such as Personnel Psychology, Human Factors, or Organizational Development. The curriculum meets the needs of students who plan to be employed at the master’s level in organizational settings as well as those who wish to pursue a doctoral program in a related field at another University.


The University of West Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The Counseling program meets all standards of the Council of Applied Masters Programs in Psychology (CAMPP) and the Masters of Psychology Accreditation Council (MPAC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 42

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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