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Mia Tran, PhD
Director of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Department of Psychology
(413) 748-3316
ntran3@​springfield.edu

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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.

 

Admissions Requirements

Complete the application form. No application fee.

Start your application process by completing the online application form. Be sure to complete your application by submitting all the required materials outlined in this section. 

Graduate Admissions Essay

Once your application form is processed you will receive an email with your application portal login credentials. Once you login to your application portal you'll be able to upload your 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. Once your application form is processed you will receive an email with your application portal login credentials. Once you login to your application portal you'll be able to upload your resume

Letters of Recommendation

This program requires 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.

Interview

This program requires an interview.

Official Transcripts from All Institutions Previously/Currently Attended

  • An official transcript from each college/university you have attended is required.
  • 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. In some cases, including if you plan to request coursework be transferred, a course-by-course translation is required. For this we recommend the World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
  • In order to be considered official, transcripts must be received directly from the original source, by email to graduate@springfield.edu, or mailed to the college address:

    Springfield College
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    263 Alden Street
    Springfield, MA 01109

International Applicants

All international applicants from non-English speaking countries are required, in addition to the items listed above, to submit:

  • Proof of English language proficiency by way of the TOEFL or IELTS. 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. In some cases, including if you plan to request coursework be transferred, a course-by-course translation is required. For this we recommend the World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

Our Associate Director of International Admissions Nicholas Venn can answer any questions you may have about enrolling in Springfield College as an international student. You may email him at nvenn@springfield.edu or via phone at (413) 748-3891.

To submit materials:

After submitting your online application form you will receive user login credentials to access your student application portal. From that portal, you will be able to upload your Graduate Admissions Essay and your resume. Recommenders will receive an email when you submit your application and will be able to upload your letter to your application. In order to be considered official, transcripts must be received directly from the original source, by email to graduate@springfield.edu, or mailed to the college address:

Springfield College
Office of Graduate Admissions
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109

A. Program requirements (12 credits)

B. Research requirements (11 credits)

C. Selectives (6 credits)

Select a minumum of six credits from the following:

D. Alternative Content Selectives

In consultation with the Program Director, select from the following courses to meet the program requirement of 38 credits (Note: students may also select courses from the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Selectives that were not used to meet that requirement):

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis prior to the start of the intended term of entry.

Graduate Program Courses $1,105 per credit
Graduate Student Fee* $385
Enrollment Deposit $300

*The graduate student fee (full time) includes the following costs for the 2020-21 academic year.

  • Student Government Fee: $20
  • Community Engagement Fee: $35
  • Recreation Fee: $315
  • Class Dues: $15

The graduate student fee (part-time) is $85 per semester.

Current Springfield College undergraduate students are eligible to receive $5,000 toward the cost of their MBA. 

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Fellowships and Scholarships

 

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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