New Online Master’s Degree in Growing Field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Offered by Colorado State Continuing Education

Colorado State University’s Division of Continuing Education is offering a new online Master’s of Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology degree to meet the growing demands of business, industry, government and consultants for professionals to improve worker productivity and employee retention rates. The new degree will also help with challenging issues such as workplace diversity and anti-discrimination policies and use survey design, analysis and research to develop tools for program evaluation and statistical analysis.

The two-year, terminal degree program is designed for individuals interested in developing scientific knowledge of workplace behavior and how it applies to employees and productivity. With its online delivery format, the program allows working professionals throughout the nation and the world to pursue a master’s degree without being required to attend traditional campus-based classes.

"Industrial/Organizational Psychology offers exciting career opportunities for individuals with master’s level training," said Kurt Kraiger, co-director of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology degree program.  "Our online program not only provides a convenient and flexible way to learn the latest theories and professional tools, but it prepares students for entry into the global workplace."

Major concepts covered in this program include training and leadership development, organizational development, selection and placement, performance measurement, organizational health, quality of work life, and talent management.

Students in the MAIOP degree program have the opportunity to network with professionals in industry, obtain research experience in consultation with Industrial/Organizational Psychology faculty, and receive specialized attention due to the ten-to-one ratio of students to instructors.

Summer courses begin May 18 and students may take these courses while in the process of applying for admission. Courses taken in the summer or the fall can be applied toward degree requirements after gaining admittance to the program. To learn more about the requirements and procedures for this program, visit

The Division of Continuing Education at Colorado State University develops and delivers quality programs and educational opportunities in support of the university’s land-grant mission with fully online and face-to-face graduate and undergraduate degrees; professional development training; certificate programs; online credit and noncredit courses; and industry specific training throughout Loveland, Denver, Brighton, and locations across the globe through online and distance delivery modes.

For more information, visit or call (303) 573-6319 or (877) 491-4336.