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Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Program Description

UMBC’s Master’s in Professional Studies (M.P.S.): Industrial /Organizational Psychology explores and integrates important topics such as human resource practice, organizational behavioral management, human factors and culminates with a professional capstone experience. Understanding the importance of communication, presentation and critical thinking skills, UMBC’s M.P.S.: Industrial/Organizational Psychology covers the essential techniques and skills necessary for success in this field. Our program enables students to develop a professional portfolio while building strong relationships with faculty practitioners and industry professionals. Based in Rockville, Maryland, at the Universities at Shady Grove, the program offers evening, weekend, and select online courses for busy professionals.

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Degrees Offered:  M.P.S.

Tracks/Concentrations:  N/A

Department:  Psychology

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Full-time, Part-Time

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Admissions Requirements

Prospective students must have practical work experience, a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology or a related field from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent OR; A B.A. or B.S. in another discipline from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent with coursework to include Introduction to (or General) Psychology in addition to an undergraduate course in Research Methods or Statistics. English proficiency testing (TOEFL/ IELTS) is required for international students. Please visit our website for detailed admissions requirements.

Application Requirements:

  • A 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • Statement outlining the student’s goals and expectations in the program.
  • Current resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcript(s) from each college & university attended
  • GRE is not required.

Additional International Requirements

Term of Admission: Fall only

Domestic Application Deadline: May 15

International Application Deadline: January 1

Contact Us

Main Contact Info:  301-738-6285 (Shady Grove)

Graduate Program Director:

Elliot Lasson, 301-738-6171,

Elissa Abod, 301-738-6183,

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Rickeysha Jones, 301-738-6285,


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