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What is industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology? It is the scientific study of psychology and human behavior in the workplace to improve organizational and employee outcomes such as performance, productivity, efficiency, engagement, climate and well-being. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is one of the fastest growing occupations.
The MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Springfield College uses a scientist-practitioner model that allow students to understand how data science and psychological theories can be used to address real-world workplace challenges. Students in the program develop research and practical knowledge on the field’s current trends, and experience skill-based training on applied research, measurement, consulting, and Human Resources.
What can you learn in the program?
The program’s unique curriculum prepares students to develop the core competencies to be successful future professionals that can use research and data to help transform organizations to make more data-informed decisions, and thrive in complex and ambiguous environments.
Through the program, students will learn how to:
- Develop or implement a talent management strategy (recruiting, selecting, and retaining high-performing employees)
- Develop or implement effective employee training and development using a needs analysis
- Design, utilize and translate assessments tools to improve organizational effectiveness and climate
- Conduct research and analyze data to solve workplace issues
- Address or manage workplace ethics, equity, and diversity to foster an inclusive setting
- Develop and assess leadership development initiatives
How to Apply:
- Complete the FREE online application: Once your application form is processed you will receive an email with your application portal login credentials and instructions for submitting supplemental materials as listed below.
- Essay: In two to three double-spaced pages, please describe significant life experiences that have contributed to your interest in your field, your understanding of this field, your occupational objectives, and why you have chosen Springfield College.
- Resume: Please include any college activities, out-of-school leadership experiences, work history, and community involvement to support your interest in or qualifications for graduate study.
- Two letters of recommendation: Recommenders will receive an email when you submit your application and will be able to upload your letter to your application.
- GRE Optional: Students have the option to submit GRE scores but they are not required.
- Transcripts: An official transcript from each college/university you have attended is required. In order to be considered official, transcripts must be received directly from the original source, by email to email@example.com or mailed to the college address:
Office of Graduate Admissions
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
In addition to the above admissions requirements, all international applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit:
- Proof of English language proficiency by way of the TOEFL or IELTS: Other tests may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to our language requirements for more information on acceptable tests, minimum scores, exemptions, and conditional acceptance. If your undergraduate degree was earned in the United States and you successfully completed college-level English, we will consider English language proficiency met.
- Please note: Transcripts must be in English. If the transcript is not in English you will be required to submit a professional credential evaluation completed by any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For this we recommend SpanTran, with its customized portal for Springfield College applicants. World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. are also recommended for your credential evaluations.
The Office of International Admissions can assist you with questions you may have about enrolling at Springfield College as an international student by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available.
- Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: May 1