Department of Psychology

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program

Program Description

The objective of Auburn University's Industrial/Organizational (I/O) psychology program is to produce psychologists well trained in scientific methods applied to the industrial/organizational environment. Graduates of the program will be prepared for work in academic, research, and/or applied settings.

About the Degree

It is an exciting time for I/O Psychology! In 2014, The Bureau of Labor and Statistics lists I/O Psychologists as one of the top fastest growing occupations.

Industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology focuses on understanding, predicting, and modifying behavior in organizational settings, typically, but not limited to, work environments. I/O psychologists are primarily involved in such activities as employee selection, placement, training, motivation, and evaluation; development of tests and other psychological measures; organizational diagnosis and development; improvement of leadership and communication within; and job and workplace design. I/O psychology requires a high level of sophistication in research design, measurement theory, quantitative methods, and behavioral science principles.

Please refer to the Occupational Outlook Handbook  for more information and job prospects for I/O psychologists. 

Last Updated: June 21, 2016