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MPS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Make yourself an invaluable member of the team in virtually any setting with the Master of Professional Studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MPS-IO). UMD’s program features a broad foundation on organizational topics—including the application of research and statistical methods in business, the handling and analysis of large datasets, the methods of motivating, selecting, and developing employees, and the skill of managing organizational change. Through evidence-based best practices and the ability to ask and answer the questions that matter in the workplace, you’ll improve your marketable expertise and statistical skills, and graduate to a new world of career flexibility, mobility and advancement.

The MPS-IO is a 30-credit program that features blended learning within a 12-week term format. The program provides the rigorous training in the scientific principles and methods of IO Psychology that increases your ability to have a dramatic impact in the workplace. The MPS-IO helps drive a more productive workplace by targeting employee development, retention, and performance for companies and organizations.

The MPS-IO is offered through the Department of Psychology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. The program can be completed in as little as 15 months while minimally disrupting personal and professional life. Instruction is provided by Department of Psychology faculty and experts in the field.

The blended learning format features seminar-style, face to face instruction through UMD’s online learning environment. and online learning. Face to face classes are taught in the evening at the College Park campus. Online content may include pre-recorded online lectures and interviews with practitioners as well as synchronous lectures via webcams and headsets with microphones. For more program information, visit the Department of Psychology’s website.

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