Industrial/ Organizational Psychology MA

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences
College at Florham

The Industrial/Organizational Psychology graduate program is designed to provide a comprehensive and empirically based background in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  Students gain knowledge and understanding of a variety of work psychology based concepts ranging from selection and hiring, learning and development, assessment and measurement, employee engagement, and leadership to the impact of technology on behavior and systems.  We follow the scientist-practitioner model and include both theory and concept in our coursework as well as applications to the current realities of the work place.

Internship opportunities in local organizations are available and required as part of the program.  Our graduates find work in organizational settings, usually within Human Resources, or continue their education at the doctoral level. 

For working professionals seeking personal leadership and career development, we offer a low residence, Saturday only concentration in Organizational Behavior Click here for information: Organizational Behavior option.


Requirements for the Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

The program requires successful completion of a total of 12 courses which translates to 36 credits. All students in the program must register for a minimum of two classes in the fall and spring semesters. Exceptions to this policy may be granted in unusual circumstances. Courses must be taken in the required sequence (see department for sequence list). The majority of classes are offered in the early weekday evening hours, a few Saturday classes may also be required.  Students have the option to complete a research based thesis or two additional courses. Additionally, students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination in their final semester.

If a thesis option is selected:

If a nonthesis option is selected:

For more information contact:

Dr. Diane Keyser Wentworth

Director, M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology   or  973-443-8560


Attend a Graduate Open House to learn more about this program