|Major Code: 8145
||Degree Awarded: Master of Science
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom
||Admission status: Graduate
|Admission Materials: Letters of recommendation, GRE, résumé/CV, objectives, transcripts
||Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Jessica Wildman, Ph.D.
Industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Rigorous research methods are applied to issues of critical relevance to business and organizations. The master’s program is a two-year degree that prepares professionals to work in management consulting or within the broad human resource function in organizations. In addition, the program serves as a preparatory sequence for those graduate students who wish to continue their education in a doctoral program.
The industrial/organizational master of science degree program at Florida Tech follows the scientist-practitioner model of graduate training, emphasizing the development of research skills, knowledge of I/O theory and techniques, and applied experiences. Students take a series of required classes in the foundations of psychology and research methods, core content in I/O psychology, and can elect to complete either a practicum or master’s thesis.
The I/O program is affiliated with the Florida Tech Center for Organizational Effectiveness and Institute for Cross-Cultural Management, which provides opportunities for students to extend their research and applied skills beyond the classroom.
A master’s applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology or business, although graduates from other fields are encouraged to apply. A master’s applicant should have a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher and should submit two letters of recommendation, a statement of career objectives, résumé/CV and GRE General Test scores. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses attempted must be submitted. The application deadline is January 15. Preadmission visits to the campus and conferences with faculty and students are strongly encouraged.
The Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology requires the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 45 credit hours of approved coursework and the passing of a final program examination administered in the semester of graduation, or the successful defense of a master’s thesis.