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A Brief Overview...
So what
I/O psychology anyway?
Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is the scientific study of the workplace.

The specialty focuses on deriving principles of individual, group and organizational behavior and applying this knowledge to the solution of problems at work.

talent management
organizational development
work-life balance.
(Source: siop.org, apa.org)

Undergraduate Level
- Bachelor's Degree

Relevant Coursework:
Research Methods
Social Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Business/ Management

Some universities offer Bachelor's degrees in I/O, but most only offer in degrees in Psychology

If an undergraduate student studying I/O does not want to go to a Master's program, they can consider a career in Human Resources

examples of these applications include:
The Two Parts to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Organizational Psychology
Matching individuals to job roles
"Personnel psychology"
Training employees
Developing job performance standards
Measuring job performance.
How do organizations affect individual behavior?
Factors that influence employee behavior:
organizational structure
social norms
management styles
role expectations
Goal: improve individual performance and health while at the same time benefiting the organization as a whole
Does curriculum meet licensing requirements?
Starting jobs and salaries of recent graduates?
How is the program and faculty ranked?

Some areas that students will gain expertise:
Consulting in Business Skills
Health and Stress in Organizations
Individual Differences
Performance Appraisal
Organization Theory

Research experience is important for applying to doctoral programs
Students may also receive a Master's as part of completing their doctoral requirements in some programs
Important Components of a MA Program or PhD Program

So what do I need to do to become an I/O psychologist?
Scholarly Journals
Affiliated with
I/O Psychology
The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP)
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Journal of Applied Psychology
Journal of Business and Psychology
Personnel Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice
Academy of Management Journal
The Academy of Management Review
Administrative Science Quarterly
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
Grad Psyc
Education and Training
Bachelor's, Master's & PhD
Graduate Level - Master's Degree

Organizational Development
Applied Research Methods
Personnel Selection

college transcripts
letters of reference
personal statement
#1 Michigan State University

#2 Bowling Green University

#3 University of Minnesota

#4 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

#5 University of Maryland
Some programs require a Master's Thesis to graduate, such as NYU's degree.
Average GPA/GRE scores of admitted students
Does the program help students find internships?
Considerations when selecting a Graduate Program:
Applying to graduate programs
Typical courses offered:
Major Organizations Affiliated with I/O Psychology
Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Inc.
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
Alliance for Organizational Psychology
Academy of Management
Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Association of Test Publishers (ATP)
Federation of Associations in Brain and Behavioral Sciences (FABBS)
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
Institute for Credentiallying Excellence (ICE)
Social Psychology Network
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Society for Occupational Health Psychology
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
Master's Degree:
Range 50,000 - 90,012

Range 60,000-117,670
I/O Psychologists' General job/career Goal:
Doctoral Level- PhD
Career and jobs centered around employee well-being, behavior, productivity and general organization status
Productivity Ratings of I/O Psychology PhD Programs:

#1 Michigan State University

#2 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

#3. Bowling Green State University

#4 Florida International University

# 5 University of Akron
Productivity Ratings of Faculty in Psychology PhD Graduate Programs in the Top Ten I-O Psychology-Oriented Journals:
Works Cited
Munchinsky, P. M. (2000). Psychology applied to work: An introduction to industrial and organizational psychology (6th ed.).
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth

Wuang, M. (2007). Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In Discovering Psychology (4th ed.). Hockenbury & Hockenbury.
Worth Publishers: New York.

Tippins, N. T., PhD. (2006, June). Commentary from the field: an I-O psychologist's perspective on licensure. American Psychological Association. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/

Kraiger, K., & Abalos, A. (2004, July). Rankings of graduate programs in I-O psychology based on student ratings of quality. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc.
Retrieved from http://www.siop.org/tip/backissues/July04/06kraiger.aspx

NYU psychology MA overview. (2014, January 30). NYU Psychology MA Overview. Retrieved from http://psych.nyu.edu/programs/ma/io.html

Guidelines for education and training at the master's level in Industrial-Organizational psychology. (2014). Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. Retrieved from http://

CLASS - Industrial Organizational Psychology. (n.d.). Journals Relevant to I/O Psychology. Retrieved February 27, 2014, from http://www.uh.edu/class/psychology/io-psych/research/

"What is I-O?." Directory of I-O Groups. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2014. <https://www.siop.org/IOGroups.aspx>.

Khanna, C., & Medsker, G. J. (2007). 2006
income and employment survey results for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Retrieved from http:// www.siop.orgbookspubs.aspx

Industrial-Organizational Psychology Salary. (n.d.). Industrial-Organizational Psychology Salaries at AllPsychologyCareers.com. Retrieved from http://www.allpsychologycareers.com/salary/industrial-organizational-psychology-salary.html

Report of the 2009 APA Salary Survey. (n.d.). Http://www.apa.org. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/workforce/publications/09-salaries/#section10

What Education Is Needed for College Professors? (n.d.). What Education Is Needed for College Professors? Retrieved from http://degreedirectory.org/articles/What_Education_is_Needed_for_College_Professors.html

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Career and Job Outlook. (n.d.). Industrial Organizational Psychology Careers. Retrieved from http://psychology.thechicagoschool.edu/masters-industrial-organizational-psychology/career-outlook

Industria/ Organizational Psychology. (n.d.). Psychology. Retrieved March 10, 2014, from http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/advising/I

How about some interesting facts? Did you know...
That "I/O psychologist" was ranked as the #1 fastest growing occupation?
That NYU has an I/O master's program?

Criteria (varies by state):
PhD from an accredited university
supervision for some period of time by a licensed psychologist
a qualifying score on the Examination for the Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)
a qualifying score on an oral exam conducted by the state board
Licensure- Who Cares?
(Tippins, N. T., PhD. (2006, June). Commentary from the field: an I-O psychologist's perspective on licensure. American Psychological Association. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2006/06/tippins.aspx)

Two general Job categories:

Consulting: Master's/PhD preferred
Professor: PhD
Teacher assistant: PhD students
Administration: Bachelors
Director, President, talent development, etc.
Estimated 120,000

Range 50,000-70,000
Median I/O salary
Estimated 80,000
1. Business Administration /Management
2. Education
Degrees necessary for jobs

Common I/O Psychologist tasks
- Discuss issues and problems with organization managers (example, employee satisfaction, turnover rates)

-Send out questionnaires to firms asking for job specific job titles and criteria/tasks

-Send out surveys determining/measuring employee satisfaction

-create psychological tests that are able to test or measure job skills

-Design training courses

-Teach managers and train them to implement new innovative and developed strategies.
American Psychological Association
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