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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 2021–2022

  • 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.
  • Earn an optional graduate certificate in organizational behavior.

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%

    Work Full Time

  • 100%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 20%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued to Deepen Expertise

Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements

At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in three specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.

To get started, we invite you to explore degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.

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 (2021–22 rate) $2,980 per 4-credit course ($745 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $35,760

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.