Master of Science (M.S.) in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Program Overview

The objective of the Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology Program at Carlos Albizu University (CAU), Miami and San Juan Campuses, is to train you to become a culturally competent I/O practitioner who can develop and apply scientific knowledge to the solution of problems at work. The continued growth towards greater ethnic diversity in the US underscores the need for culturally competent I/O practitioners to deliver effective services to an increasingly diverse workforce. The curriculum is designed to provide you with the theoretical and practical training in the areas of selection and placement, training and development, performance measurement, organization development and quality of work life.

Program Highlights

Our Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology has been ranked number three in the nation and is top ranked in Florida and the Southeastern U.S. This ranking demonstrates CAU’s commitment to students. For the complete research article, please visit: http://www.siop.org/tip/backissues/July04/06kraiger.aspx 

Carlos Albizu University’s I/O students have the opportunity to present their research at a variety of state and national professional venues every year.

The I/O Program faculty members are active professionals who will provide you with an understanding of relevant theories, skills, techniques, research, and practice in the field of I/O. You will also have the opportunity to obtain field experience through our external practicum placement sites in actual work settings.

Our program is committed to providing personal attention to your professional growth throughout the course of your studies at CAU. Afternoon, evening, and Saturday classes make the adaptation to academic life less difficult for those of you holding full-time or part-time jobs. Some courses are also available partially or fully online for added convenience. The small student-faculty ratio enhances learning by creating classroom environments where you are encouraged to engage in critical thinking and hone your skills to meet the needs of a diverse workforce upon graduation.

Graduates of CAU’s Master in I/O Psychology Program are not required to be licensed in order to practice in the U.S.

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau Statistics, positions in the I/O field are expected to increase by 26% from 2008 to 2018, placing this career in high demand. As a graduate of our Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program, you will be able to pursue employment in public and private industries as well as the educational and governmental system in the following areas:

  • Human Resources
    • General Manager or Director
    •  Employee Training and Development Coordinator
    •  Employee Relations Manager
    •  Compensation and Benefits Specialist
  • Government
    • Labor Laws
    • Affirmative Action
    • Unions Relations
    • Research and Development
  • Research
    • Personnel Selection
    • Work Motivation
    • Talent Development
    • Organizational Change
  • Education
    • Research
    • Consulting
    • Teaching
San Juan location
PO BOX 9023711 San Juan, PR 00902-3711 Tel: (787) 725-6500 Fax: (787) 721-7187
Miami location
2173 NW 99th Avenue Miami, Florida 33172 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
Centro Mayaguez
56 Calle José De Diego, Mayagüez, P.R. 0068 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission for Independent Education