Online Graduate Certificate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Are you looking to gain advanced knowledge in industrial and organizational psychology? If so, Arizona State University’s online graduate certificate in industrial and organizational psychology may be perfect for you. Throughout this certificate, you’ll develop skills in written communication, psychological theory and industrial and organizational psychology strategies and practice.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/22/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 5

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 15

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Advance your career with an I-O psychology certificate

Tailored to those who’ve already entered the workforce, this certificate complements programs in psychology, business and organizational leadership. Throughout your courses, you’ll gain an understanding of the psychological factors that promote workers’ productivity and well-being. You’ll also learn how to implement workplace interventions to increase worker efficiency and retention rates, as well as reduce workplace accidents. Additional fundamental constructs within I-O psychology you’ll develop knowledge about include:

  • Attitude theory.
  • Career development.
  • Groups and teams.
  • Human performance.
  • Job evaluation and compensation.
  • Leadership and management.
  • Performance appraisal/management.

Upon completion, you’ll be prepared for advancement in various roles, such as human resources specialist, project manager and workforce planning manager.

Who’s a good candidate for this certificate program?

The ideal candidate works in management, human resources or a related area and is looking to build knowledge about industrial and organizational psychology theories and concepts. As this is a certificate program and not a full degree, individuals may already have an advanced degree in psychology, business or a related field. Successful applicants will be passionate about applying I-O practices to benefit employees and their workplaces.

Please note: This certificate does not prepare you to become a clinical psychologist or licensed counselor. If you’re interested in pursuing either of these professions, check out ASU’s online Master of Science in psychology or Master of Counseling.

Will my certificate say "online"?

No, Arizona State University’s certificates and diplomas don’t specify whether you earn them online or in person. All certificates, diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Online I-O psychology certificate courses

This certificate consists of five courses that emphasize training and development, professional motivation, decision-making, justice and leadership across a variety of organizational contexts. Course topics include the characteristics of effective leaders, employee selection, the social context of work, organizational change and more. While courses aren’t self-paced, they are asynchronous, which means you can complete open assignments whenever and wherever fits your schedule.


Core

Advanced Industrial and Organizational Psychology


Core

Choice and Decision-Making


Core

Cultural Intelligence


Core

Professional Motivation and Leadership


Core

Psychology of Organizational Development


The jobs an I-O psychology certificate prepares you for

Upon graduation, you’ll be able to implement industrial and organizational psychology practices across a wide range of career paths. Regardless of industry, you’ll be prepared to make a positive impact on employees and their workplaces. Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:

Assessment development specialist

Human resources specialist

People science and strategy manager

Product manager

Psychometric analyst

Service and testing supervisor

Workforce planning manager

Learn industrial and organizational psychology from world-renowned faculty

As an online student at ASU, you’ll get the New College experience from world-renowned faculty. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Learn industrial and organizational psychology from world-renowned faculty

As an online student at ASU, you’ll get the New College experience from world-renowned faculty. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

How to apply

Applicants to the graduate certificate in industrial and organizational psychology must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Application requirements

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Study at the most innovative university in the nation

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 9 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 5


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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