DePaul's graduate program in I-O Psychology prepares students for
future employment in a wide variety of scientific, academic, and applied
settings. The MA part of the program leads directly into the doctoral
portion; it is not a terminal master's degree.
Goals of the Program
The MA/PhD in I-O Psychology is designed to follow the Guidelines for
Education and Training at the Doctoral Level, produced by the Society
for I-O Psychology. Students are trained to be competent in the major
areas of the field. You'll receive:
- A solid grounding in psychological theory: core courses in cognitive and social psychology
- Essential training in methodology, with courses in advanced statistics, measurement, and research methods
- Core I-O courses in motivation, leadership, selection, performance appraisal, training, organizational theory, and consultation
- The opportunity to specialize with elective courses in communication, management, gender studies, and other areas
Why Study I-O at DePaul?
Graduate students in I-O at DePaul work closely with faculty on
teaching and research. We keep our entering classes small, and as a
result you will receive a great deal of individualized attention and
As a student in DePaul's MA/PhD in I-O Psychology program, you will:
- Experience a high standard of intellectual challenge and stimulation from both instructors and peers
- Collaborate with experts in your area of interest to develop and implement new research ideas
- Contribute to new developments in the field
- Have access to the Chicago-area business community for internships, collaboration, and research data
Our graduates go into corporate, consulting, and academic careers. Some
choose to stay in Chicago while others take positions around the country
and around the world.
See a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Internship & Career Info in the Psychology Department.
We typically admit three students per year, based on a combination of
grades, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and faculty–student fit.
Applications are due no later than Jan. 5.
I-O Program Policy Manual
Our I-O Policy Manual highlights important rules and procedures endorsed by the I-O Psychology program.
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