MS Psychology

MS Psychology

The Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational is a two year, on campus program. Industrial/Organizational Psychology has been a legitimate specialty area of psychology for 100 years. It is both a science and a practice. As a science, it is concerned with understanding how people behave in work situations. As a practice, it is concerned with finding creative, research based solutions to problems concerning people in the workplace.  Both a thesis and internship are required and prepare the student for real-world experiences; consulting opportunities are also possible as they come available.

You may also be interested in the Ed.S School Psychology program.

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What can you do with a degree in Psychology?

Industrial/Organizational concentration:

  • Careers in human resources field
  • HR: employee selection, training, leadership, performance appraisal, motivation
  • Consulting


  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology


  • Graduate Student Advisory Council
  • Psychology Club
  • Psi Chi
  • Students Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology 
  • SSIOP (Student Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology)

Requirements and Courses

Industrial/Organizational Concentration:

  • Minimum overall GPA 3.0 or 3.25 in last 60 hours of study.
  • GRE or Miller Analogy Test scores.
  • 3 letters of recommendation (professors).
  • 1-2 page personal statement on your academic background and goals. Include field experiences, why you want to pursue a degree at ESU, future plans.
  • Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • 30 hours of graduate coursework.
  • 3 hours of internship.
  • 30 hours of graduate coursework.
  • 3 hours of internship.
  • 3 hours of thesis work (total of 36 hours)
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  • Currently twelve departmental Graduate Teaching Assistant positions
  • Minimum stipend approximately $7,344 for fall/spring semesters
  • Must work 20 hrs. per week
  • Tuition waiver is limited to a maximum of 12 graduate credit hours each semester. (must pay fees)
  • Subsidized graduate assistant health insurance available
  • Must apply at