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Overview

The Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program is a leader in providing graduate education in applied psychological science, and in preparing students to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse and global workplace. A rigorous and well-rounded program of study gives students a thorough grounding in theory, methodology, and content in applied and basic research in I/O Psychology. These courses are taught by experienced faculty who are involved in both research and practice.

The program offers students the option to minor in quantitative methods and to take classes from the College of Business or the School of Education and Human Development, among others. There are opportunities for practice and internships to gain firsthand experience in the application of psychological knowledge to real challenges faced by organizations.

Program and departmental colloquia are frequently offered, and student participation in professional conferences is highly encouraged.

Our alumni hold positions in both private and public-sector organizations, consulting, and at colleges and major universities around the globe.

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology Research

    We follow a scientist-practitioner model in training future I/O psychologists. Our graduates apply research principles to solve practical issues and provide realistic solutions. The program encourages and supports active participation across all phases of the research process. Full-time commitment to the program includes a strong emphasis on research during all academic semesters, including summer.

    Popular areas of I/O graduate student research at FIU include selection, employee health and well-being, workplace diversity, job performance, leadership, occupational stress, and personality. Graduate students have the opportunity to work with professors from the Psychology Department, as well as affiliated faculty from the business school. Students are strongly encouraged to get involved in ongoing team research projects in collaboration with faculty and peers starting their first year.

  • Graduate Education

     

    At the graduate level, our faculty offer courses in a variety of areas, including advanced seminars in Personnel Selection, Leadership, Organizational Stress, Psychology of Human Resource Management, Training and Development, Organizational Consulting, Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology in Organizations, and Psychometrics, among others. Graduate-level courses rotate each semester and vary each year. Students should contact the Director of I/O Psychology for graduate course information.

     

  • Undergraduate Education

    Undergraduate students have a wide variety of courses they can choose from and the option to complete an undergraduate track in I-O psychology.

    Students in this track will learn to apply the principles of psychology to shape the workplace of tomorrow. Through a series of courses, students will learn about the workplace practices and science behind creating effective organizations, increasing productivity, and promoting employee well-being.

    Students interested in graduating with the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Track must complete 5 courses (15 credits) that count toward the 120-credit major.

    Required track courses:

    • INP 3004 (previously INP 2002) Intro I-O Psychology - 3 credits
    • INP 4203 Personnel Psychology - 3 credits
    • INP 4313 Organizational Psychology - 3 credits
    • PSY 4931 Senior Seminar in Psychology (I/O psychology) - 3 credits

    And take one from the following three courses:

    • PSY 4302 Psychological Testing - 3 credits
    • INP 4210 Employee Selection: Psychometrics and Assessments - 3 credits
    • SOP 4745 Women and Leadership - 3 credits
  • Services & Consultation

    I/O psychologists can choose from a variety of consulting and applied career paths. As practitioners, they apply psychological principles to the workplace to create more efficient and productive organizations. I/O psychologists are involved in the development and implementation of programs associated with recruitment, selection, training, performance evaluations, organizational development, occupational health and safety, and diversity initiatives.

    Our faculty and alumni have extensive consulting and applied experience, having worked in leading consulting firms and in major private and public-sector organizations.

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