If you enjoy the field of psychology and want to apply the practice in the workplace, then this program is for you. Eastern Kentucky University’s online Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology provides the critical skills needed to assess the behavior of individuals in businesses and develop strategies for performance and productivity improvement within organizations.

Degree Concentration

Master of Science
Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Admissions Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of two undergraduate psychology courses including statistics and one upper division psychology course [Comparable courses in relevant disciplines (e.g., business) will be considered.]
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 and 3.0 overall in the last 60 hours of the bachelor’s program (Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher are exempt from the GRE requirement.)
  • Targeted Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of 149 or above on the Verbal section and 144 or above on the Quantitative section
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation providing evidence of academic potential from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic or employment experience
  • A statement of career goals and objectives demonstrating academic potential and appropriate interests
  • Curriculum Vita/Resume


Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Brown-Forman
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Forfeiture Support Associates
  • KellyOCG
  • KentuckyOne Health
  • Mercer
  • Olympic Steel
  • Payscale
  • Select International, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Workday

Career Outlook

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Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program