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Online MS in Psychology: Industrial Organizational Track

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Apply Psychological Principles to the Practice of Human Resources

100% Online

16 Months

30 Credit Hours

$465 per Credit (In-State)

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Explore the Applications of Soft-Skills in the Workplace

Psychology can be a useful tool in many areas of life, including the workplace. That’s why Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM)’s online Master of Science in Psychology: Industrial Organizational track focuses on applying these principles to the field of human resources.

In this fully online program, you’ll conduct data-driven, psychology research and learn from expert instructors. Get started now to earn your master’s degree and take the next step in your career.

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Data-Driven Courses in Industrial Organizational Psychology

10 Online Courses

30 Total Credit Hours

The online Master of Science in Psychology: Industrial Organizational track at AUM is taught by expert faculty who bring their practical knowledge to the classroom. Courses in this program explore a range of topics such as research methods, workforce training and development cognitive neuroscience, social psychology, and more. Because our classes are online and asynchronous, you can study at times that are convenient to you.

Online Course Highlights

  • Advanced Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Personnel Selection and Talent Management
  • Workforce Training and Development
  • Motivation in the Workplace
Curriculum Details

MS in Psychology: Industrial Organizational Track Admissions

Application Deadline 08/11/24 Fall 2024 Semester

Start Date 08/19/24 Fall 2024 Semester

The MS in Psychology: Industrial Organizational track at AUM offers a simple admissions process to help you get started as soon as possible. You can apply anytime and apply transfer credits to get a head start on your education. Learn more in the chart below.

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Application Fee$25
Degree and Minimum GPAEligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree, in any discipline, from an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts of all completed undergraduate and graduate coursework from your previous college experience.
Additional Requirements
  • Two references familiar with your professionalism, work ethic, productivity, and desire to pursue a graduate education
  • Writing sample, preferably from a science-based course, such as a literature review or research report)
  • Statement of interest
Transfer CreditsTransfer up to 12 credits to your program. Request information for details.

AUM offers rolling admissions, so it’s always a great time to apply. If you have questions, request information to connect with our admissions team.

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A Cost-Effective Step Forward in Your Career

By offering affordable tuition for our master’s degree program, AUM can help you realize your career aspirations without breaking the bank. In fact, we’re proud to be ranked among the Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report.1 You can always request information to connect with our admissions team to learn more about how financial aid and transfer credits can make your degree even more cost-effective.

Cost per Credit Hour$465 for Alabama residents and $511 for non-residents
Total Number of Credit Hours30
Total Estimated Cost, Minus Fees$13,950 – $15,330
Additional Fees
  • Technology fee: $10/credit hour
  • Online fee: $40/credit hour
  • Administrative service fee: $35/semester
Other Costs to Budget ForYou may have costs in addition to tuition, such as textbooks, supplies, and fees. Take these into consideration as you budget for your degree.

Military Benefits

Auburn University at Montgomery is proud to support the educational goals of military veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, guardsmen, and their families. We participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, and Military Friendly® ranked us among the Top 10 schools for 2023-2024. Moreover, our Veteran and Military Resource Center offers an array of resources for fostering a smooth admissions process and online student experience.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At AUM, we strive to make your online degree program as affordable as possible, with cost-effective tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. We encourage you to complete your FAFSA® form to determine your financial aid eligibility — the school code for Auburn University at Montgomery is 008310.

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Discover the Versatility of Psychological Principles in the Workplace

The online MS in Psychology: Industrial Organizational track at AUM will help you obtain the practical skills needed to pursue careers in human resources, organizational development, talent management, workforce planning, and more. This versatile degree focuses on how the principles of industrial organizational psychology can be used in a wide range of workplace settings. As a student, you will also have access to the AUM Career Development Center which will give you the support you need.

Average Salaries for Human Resources Roles in Alabama

Human Resources Manager $109,680 per year3

Training and Development Manager $104,330 per year3

Program Outcomes

The online MS in Psychology: Industrial Organizational track at AUM was crafted to introduce and reinforce the 26 core competencies established by the field’s professional organization, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. These statistical analysis, research development skills, knowledge of ethical issues, and more. As a student, you will demonstrate competency in critical thinking and leadership principles that will make you a valuable asset in human resources.

What You’ll Learn

Meet Our Faculty

At AUM, you’ll feel supported by expert faculty members who bring valuable teaching and professional backgrounds to each online class. Our online instructors have completed extensive training in designing and teaching online courses, further elevating your experience as an online student.

Casey Giordano

Dr. Casey Giordano

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Casey Giordano, Director of the Master’s Track in I/O Psychology

Dr. Casey Giordano is the director of AUM’s master’s track in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology. He received his PhD from a top-ranked I/O program at the University of Minnesota. He is an active member of the field, routinely interacting with professional organizations and publishing research on topics such as predicting and understanding employee misbehaviors.

Being deeply involved in the I/O Master’s track, Giordano coordinates student advising and mentoring, teaches several core classes, and continues to build and expand the growing program.

A Quality Experience for Online Learners

Earn your degree online from Auburn University at Montgomery to experience a quality education with the flexibility to succeed in class and your career. You can complete your coursework using your laptop or mobile device with opportunities to study when and where it’s convenient.

  • Academic support: Access online advising and tutoring
  • Career services: Prepare to succeed after graduation
  • Help desk: Get technical assistance for your program
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  1. U.S. News & World Report. “Auburn University at Montgomery Rankings.” Retrieved January 18, 2024, from
  2. Military Friendly®. “Auburn University at Montgomery.” Retrieved January 18, 2024, from
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. “May 2022 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates.” Retrieved January 19, 2024, from