Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City announced on Wednesday it has formed a new master’s degree program in industrial organizational psychology.
The degree will begin to be offered fully online in fall 2019.
Industrial organizational psychology, or I/O psychology, is the scientific study of human and organizational behavior and the application of that science to workplace issues. Saint Peter’s 36-credit program offers two track options for students to attempt a Master of Arts or a Master of Science. Both can be completed in 15 months. An accelerated option will also be available, which allows completion of an M.S. or M.A. within five years.
“As one of the fasting growing fields in the United States, according to the Department of Labor, (this) degree provides students with a chance to further their knowledge of psychology and increase their marketability in today’s workforce,” Joshua Feinberg, director of the program and associate professor of psychology, said.
Graduates of the program can be prepared to pursue careers in academic, organizational and consulting settings. Courses include management and human behavior, leadership, group dynamics, and conflict resolution.
The M.S. track includes a total of six core courses, four electives and a thesis while the M.A. track includes six core courses, five electives and a capstone project.