Program Learning Outcomes
After completion of this program, candidates will:
- Demonstrate a solid fundamental knowledge of psychology as a discipline. This includes both knowledge of the history and current trends of the field, theoretical foundations, concepts and constructs within the field, and the divisions within the broad field of I/O Psychology.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and ability of both the scientific and applied aspects of I/O Psychology. This includes being knowledgeable about forming hypotheses, collecting, analyzing and interpreting the data necessary to test hypotheses backed by evidence-based foundations and think critically about the obtained results. This further includes applying knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform analyses and graphics in R stats and contribute meaningful recommendations for an applied setting. A thesis or practicum will be an additional source of learning and proof of mastery.
- Apply the fundamentals of I/O Psychology, which include ethical and legal issues, research and statistics, job analysis, organizational development, selection and assessment with psychometrics, training and development, performance evaluation, organizational planning and consulting, program evaluation, workforce analytics, compensation, and technological programs in I/O.
- Be knowledgeable in the practice of I/O psychology by applying the concepts of I/O psychology to organizations and employees.
- Demonstrate knowledge and abilities in applying social and global perspectives to reflect the most recent ethical and legal standards and guidelines in I/O Psychology.
- Communicate effectively, using appropriate language, terminology, and scientific explanations, for each specific audience, in written and interpersonal communication. This includes transferring scientific/analytic language to a more business-friendly language in consulting and technical reports, where appropriate.
The IO Psychology program at Marian is perfect for working professionals who want a high-quality degree with the flexibility they need as adult learners. The program aims to develop scientist-practitioners who seek to incorporate evidence-based practices in their careers, bettering the workplace for the organization, stakeholders, and employees. The use of the most current, evidence-based practices will be the basis of this program and continuation of such practice will be paramount to the success of the Industrial Organizational Psychology professional.
$50 Application fee waived if applying online.
2. Official Transcripts
- College/university transcripts send directly from the registrar of a previous institution verifying completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university in the United States.
- Psychology undergraduate work including General Psychology, Human Development, Social Psychology, Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis (or similar), and Research Methods (or similar). Applicants who do not meet these can fulfill this requirement with the completion of Marian’s content domains, in psychology and/or research and statistics, scoring an 80% or higher prior to admission into the program if all other requirements are met.
- GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
3. Resume with a minimum of one (1) year employment at the time of application.
4. Letters of Recommendation from two (2) professors from your baccalaureate degree from an accredited university, or from professional sources.
5. The Personal Statement (approximately 500 words) explaining your career goals. You must be the sole author of this statement, having obtained no assistance (this includes editing) from other individuals. You must adhere to APA 6th Ed. guidelines.
As you complete the Personal Statement, explaining your career goals and how this program, specifically, will help you achieve that goal. See instructions below for more specific information. This document bears considerable weight in the admission processes. The Admission Committee reviews all applicants to consider three specific areas:
1) Does the applicant demonstrate college-level written communication skills? Particular attention is paid to mechanics (grammar, punctuation, and spelling), the logical organization of material, analysis of issues, support of positions, and clarity of thought.
2) Does the applicant show an ability to critically think through a decision-making experience?
3) Does the Marian University Industrial Organizational Psychology program appear to meet the goals and expectations of the applicant?
Personal Statement Instructions
- Write a personal statement indicating what you expect to learn and achieve from the MS Industrial Organizational Psychology program.
- How will the Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology degree enhance your career plans?
- Project the kind of position you anticipate having five years after you earn this degree.
- What experiences have you had that form the foundation for your goals?
- Give an example of a decision making process you have encountered.
We encourage you to share with us some personal insights about experiences that have influenced your professional life.
We consider it a privilege to read your essay and want you to know that we respect your essay and your confidentiality.
The Admission Committee will review these documents when they are received, and you will be contacted regarding your acceptance into the program. If a personal interview is required, you will be notified, and a mutually convenient time will be established.
If you have any questions or concerns during this process, please contact:
Adult & Online Studies
45 South National Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-923-8726 or 800-2-MARIAN ext. 8726
Marian University is an affirmative action/equal employer educator that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or disability.
Marian University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.