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Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master’s Degree Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 3 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online and On Campus

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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; Topics in Human Behavior; or Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Leadership.

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

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.

Our Community at a Glance

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

    Average Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 75%

    Work Full Time

  • 98%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 14

    Average Years of Professional Work Experience

  • Most

    Pursued to Deepen Expertise

The most rewarding moment was when one of my professors got excited about something I shared in class—that look they get when they know you're really getting it.

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 (2022–23 rate) $3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $37,200

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.