Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Master's Degree

Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Master's Degree

Learn how to make data-driven human resources management decisions that will benefit the organizations you work for and their employees.

Industrial and organizational psychologists are in high demand in today’s workplaces. The hybrid master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in industrial and organizational psychology (MIOP) will prepare you to apply behavioral science methodologies to problems facing today’s professionals in human resources, training and development, talent management, and leadership.

This terminal, professional degree was designed specifically to help you become an expert in employee behavior, employment law and organizational strategy. You’ll learn psychology, scientific research methods, data analysis and how to apply this expertise to enhance organizational effectiveness and employee well-being.

In 2022-23, K-State’s MIOP degree was named #3 in Fortune’s Best Online Master’s in Psychology Programs.

$765 per credit hour*
38 credit hours
Hybrid program
2.5 year average completion

*Effective spring 2023: The cost per credit hour covers tuition, fees, textbooks and summer program costs, but excludes personal costs associated with travel.

Program Details

The MIOP degree is a hybrid program that follows a small cohort model. Admission takes place in the late spring, and you will begin courses with your cohort in July. Summer courses (two weeks) are in person, allowing you to get to know your faculty, staff and peers. The relationships built during the summer help provide support for the virtual fall and spring courses. Both first- and second-year cohorts take virtual classes together, and these courses are conducted asynchronously with occasional options to attend synchronous class discussions.

K-State’s hybrid approach allows for networking and support while also offering flexibility for your busy professional and personal lives. The MIOP program boasts a 90% graduation rate.

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Ian Hansley, '15

Ian liked the program's hybrid approach. The online courses offer flexibility, and the in-person summer courses facilitate social connections. Pursue your goals and dreams without uprooting your life with K-State Online.


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