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Western Kentucky University

M.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology Concentration

The Industrial/Organizational concentration of the Master of Science program in Psychology at WKU is a two-year graduate program designed for students seeking preparation as M.S. psychologists in business, industry, service organizations, consulting firms, or government agencies. The objective of the concentration is the development of marketable skills in the areas of test construction and validation, personnel selection and placement, performance appraisal, and training. Work motivation, job satisfaction, and organizational development techniques are also studied. The development of applied skills is achieved through the integration of practical experience and formal course work.

The I/O concentration adheres to a scientist-practitioner model of training. Students learn to evaluate and apply theory and research. In particular, the concentration is designed to train personnel specialists.


Information on Advising Students Interested in I/O or Human Factors:

Advisors working with undergraduate students and/or students interested in attending graduate school in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or Human Factors will find the downloadable brochure at the following link helpful.

Advising Undergraduates for Graduate School in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Human Factors


Current I/O graduate students and facultyCurrent I/O graduate students and faculty


Courses and Schedule

Financial Support

Internship Information

Concentration Faculty

Links of Interest

Have questions? Contact the I/O concentration director: Dr. Betsy Shoenfelt

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 Last Modified 9/24/14