Organizational psychology is an exciting discipline that is increasingly relied on by U.S. businesses and institutions today. In an economy dominated by the knowledge and service sectors, competitive advantage and optimal results hinge on the effectiveness of an organization's workforce. Executives, managers and HR leaders who understand how to positively influence workplace behavior are in heavy demand.
As a result, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 35% increase in career opportunities by 2020 for those with backgrounds in organizational development. As that demand challenges the supply of people with advanced education in the field, salaries are likely to rise from current levels, which already range from $70,000 to $120,000 in depending on job setting.
The Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology program equips graduates to effectively lead projects and programs where human systems and dynamics are pivotal. Our graduates work with companies as leaders or consultants in talent development, training, team building, strategic planning and organizational effectiveness. They apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity and the quality of work life.