The Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MAIOP) degree program prepares graduates to work in a variety of areas related to organizational research and design, organization development, talent management, consulting and leadership for business, industry, and the public sector. The degree offers curricula that supports the integration of theory, practice, applied research, and community service within the disciplines of industrial and organizational psychology and related fields. Knowledge and skills developed in the program will enable graduates to provide consultation to, and leadership in, organizational settings on the level of the individual, the work group, and organizational systems and structures.
This degree requires students to complete two practica: a 200-hour Social Justice Practicum and a 300-hour organizational development practicum completed in an organizational setting. The program also requires students to complete the MAIOP Master’s thesis. The thesis requirement requires students to demonstrate the requisite abilities to critically analyze research and theory and its application to practice in the field of Industrial and Organization Psychology. The MAIOP thesis supports students who wish to continue their academic pursuits.
Designed for the professional learner, the program is offered in a flexible weekday, weekday evening, and weekend format. This allows students to maintain their involvement with their work while completing the program.
Graduates of the core M.A. in Organizational Psychology program are not eligible for registration as a clinical counsellor.
To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- A baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
- A grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate or graduate coursework
- The equivalent of six semester credit hours in baccalaureate level psychology with a grade of C or better. These courses must include introductory psychology and research methods.
Approved applicants will be evaluated through a writing sample and an interview as the final step in the application process. Students must complete all coursework required for the program at Adler University- Vancouver Campus. The only exceptions to this policy are any courses accepted for transfer credit in accordance with the University’s official Transfer Credit policy. For full details about our admissions requirements, visit adler.edu.