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Industrial-Organizational Psychology Graduate Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 3 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online for 2020–21

  • Average Course Tuition


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By using social science research methods, you'll investigate how to make people and organizations more effective.

You’ll study people, workplaces, and organizations to better align competing needs and create healthy, productive, and mutually beneficial relationships between people and organizations.

What You'll Learn

Through the master’s degree program in the field of industrial-organizational psychology you:

  • Study the core elements of psychological and management theory, including personality, social psychology, organizational behavior, motivation, and human resource management.
  • Develop an advanced understanding of quantitative analysis, psychometrics, psychology of diversity, leadership, talent development, and workplace wellbeing.
  • Gain critical industry insights and preparation through case studies, group projects, and active learning experiences from Harvard instructors and professional experts.

Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Going back to school doesn’t have to mean putting your life on hold.

We’ve designed our courses, certificates, and degrees to give you the flexibility to pace your studies to fit your schedule.

  • 36

    Average Age

  • 1-2

    Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 55%

    Working Full Time

  • 100%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 20%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued for Career Advancement

Admission and Getting Started

Here at Harvard Extension, you begin your coursework before you even apply. Why? Because we believe the best way to prove you can succeed in the program is by first succeeding in the classroom.

To get started, you take the following three courses. Earn at least a B in each to qualify for admission.

  • STAT 150 Intermediate Statistics: Methods and Modeling or PSYC 1900 Statistical Modeling for Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC 1501 Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • MGMT 4000 Organizational Behavior

Ready to take the next step? Check your admissions eligibility, explore the curriculum, and prepare to enroll in your first course.

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

Cost and Financial Aid

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2020–21 rate) $2,900 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $35,000

After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.