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Mia Tran, PhD
Director of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Department of Psychology
(413) 748-3316


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What is industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology? It is the scientific study of psychology and human behavior in the workplace. It applies psychological theories and principles to organizations and the individuals that work in them. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is one of the fastest growing occupations. 

At Springfield College, we offer a master's of science degree in I/O psychology that blends coursework from numerous fields, including organizational psychology, counseling psychology, and human resource management. These fields are then combined with the science of psychology, so you’ll learn how to develop solutions for a wide array of human and organizational problems, ranging from employee selection to team building and organizational development. 

Our I/O psychology program follows the scientist-practitioner training model with a dual focus on the science and practice of the associated content areas. The objective of our curriculum is to ensure graduates leave with the essential knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities that support the transferring of knowledge to concerns involving individuals and groups in work settings.

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R. John Reidy

Area of Interest: Leadership Development, Group Dynamics, Consulting

"What I enjoy most about the program includes the scope of information that graduate students are exposed to in the industrial/organizational world, the support from faculty and staff to find the best course of learning to fit my career goals, and overall the sense of community that Springfield College provides." 

Reach out to R. John  for more information about the program at rreidy@springfield.edu.

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Hear from Springfield College Assistant Professor of Psychology Ny Mia Tran as she provides an overview of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology graduate program.

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) national conference is attended by approximately 4,500 scholars, practitioners, and students domestically and internationally every year in early April. Our graduate students attend this conference each year to gain exposure to the broad application of knowledge from the field by engaging in array of conference events, such as training workshops, research symposiums, research poster sessions, job placement fairs, professional panels, and master tutorial sessions. In addition, the conference offers opportunities for continuing education credits that meet both American Psychological Association and Society for Human Resource Management certifications. 

This conference experience provides students with a greater understanding of the various career paths they can pursue upon graduation. Networking with conference participants and attendees and learning from industry experts in sessions gives students the confidence and tools to engage in advanced career preparation and job placement opportunities. Trips like these are truly an invaluable experience, not only for the professional exposure but for the relationships formed with like-minded individuals who will continue to support each other's professional development during and after their graduate matriculation at Springfield College.

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