Industrial Organizational Psychology, Master of Arts (M.A.)

The M.A. program prepares students for careers in human resources, organizational effectiveness, management and I-O psychology consulting or for doctoral level study in industrial-organizational psychology or related fields. 

Program Highlights

  • The Industrial-Organizational Psychology M.A. Program is a full-time, two-year course of study. 
  • Graduates typically pursue careers in applied professions.
  • Students work as associate consultants for the Organizational Effectiveness Research Group (OERG).

  • Students make global connections through international travel. Recent program trips include Ecuador, Turkey, and Belize.

  • Students participate in the I-O community through involvement in the Consulting Challenge, class projects, and professional organizations (MPPAW & SIOP).

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0. If the degree is not in psychology then you must have a minimum of 15 credits in psychology including: introductory psychology, statistics, research methods, and social psychology. 
  • A personal statement describing how the program best fits your interests and goals within the field and how your strengths and experiences will lead you to be successful in the program.
  • Three letters of recommendation addressing your preparation for graduate study.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are optional
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start February 15 February 15
Spring Start N/A N/A
Summer Start N/A N/A

Time to Completion: 2 years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Kristie Campana
kristie.campana@mnsu.edu
507-389-5851

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