Elmhurst University

Graduate Studies

Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology


190 South Prospect Avenue

Elmhurst, IL 60126

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

As a specialist of human behavior in the workplace, you’ll reach across functions and disciplines, solving problems in human resources, administration, management, sales—wherever people come together for work.

By linking science with the challenges of work life, you’ll become an innovative problem solver who can manage issues like low morale, high turnover, worker conflict and poor productivity. You’ll gain crucial insights into how teams work – and sometimes fail to work.

The course work is immediately relevant because it focuses on the knowledge and skills that practitioners consider most critical. You’ll hit the ground tested, proven and ready.

In this program, you will:

  • Design and implement organizational interventions
  • Complete cutting-edge real-world projects
  • Develop critical thinking and communication skills

Where a Master’s in I/O Psych Can Take You

Experts in industrial/organizational psychology are in high demand in Chicago and around the country. Now in its 20th year, our program produces graduates who have gone on to careers in every industry and sector.

  • Personnel analyst
  • Instructional designer
  • Research consultant
  • Talent developer
  • Management consultant
  • Organizational development specialist
  • Executive recruiter

Program Format

This is a two-year, part-time program with evening classes. Degree completion time will depend on the timing of your final capstone experience, which can be an internship, capstone course or optional thesis.


Elmhurst College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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