MPS in Applied Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Catalog Year: 2024-2025

Banner Code: LA-MPS-AIOP

George Mason University's online Master of Professional Studies in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology provides instruction in research-backed methods and understanding of data and analytics. It is intended to give HR professionals and business professionals the skills they need to foster a culture where each employee feels empowered and motivated to contribute new ideas, effect change, and do their best work every day. Students learn how to assess and evaluate candidates to determine their fit for the company and specific positions, identify employees’ individual motivations, establish meaningful evaluations and reward systems, and improve training and performance programs. Main areas of study focus on understanding and applying concepts in: research and data analytic methods, evidence-based practices, and client communication skills.

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Degree Requirements

Total credits: 30

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Fundamentals of Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSYC 598 Introduction to the Science and Practice of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3
PSYC 641 Foundations of Organizational Psychology 3
PSYC 637 Foundations of Industrial Psychology 3
PSYC 616 Employee Selection 3
Total Credits 12

Principles of Research and Data Analysis in Psychology

PSYC 603 Psychological Research Methods 3
PSYC 601 Applied Data Analysis in Psychology I 3
PSYC 602 Applied Data Analysis in Psychology II 3
Total Credits 9

Application of Evidenced-Based Principles in Psychology

Complete one semester (3 credits) of the following:
PSYC 730 Practicum in Applied Psychology 3
Total Credits 3


Select two courses from the following: 6
Applied Leadership in the Workplace
Motivation and Well-Being
Applied Teamwork in the Workplace
Organizational Change and Development
Performance Management
Workplace Training
Total Credits 6