Masters of Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology


The MS program in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology prepares students to pursue practitioner or research careers focused on human behavior in the workplace. The program provides students with a comprehensive background in I/O Psychology that emphasizes the theoretical principles of the field as well as the application of these principles in the business world.

For all inquiries regarding the program please contact the assistant director of our graduate programs, Ms. Cathy Levkulic.

Designed to meet the needs of full-time students as well as part-time working professionals, all courses are taught in the evening at Baruch's centrally located Manhattan campus. Our students bring varied academic and professional backgrounds to the classroom, creating exciting opportunities for learning, growth, and effective networking.

Careers in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Graduates of the MS program in I/O Psychology are qualified to pursue careers in any organization concerned with human capital in the workplace. Opportunities exist in all areas of business, industry, consulting, government, health, and education. Graduates obtain positions as researchers or practitioners in such areas as:

  •  Job Analysis & Competency Modeling
  •  Recruiting, Selection, & Job Placement
  •  Personnel Training
  •  Coaching & Development
  •  Leadership Development
  •  Organizational Change
  •  Managerial Assessment
  •   Human Relations
  •   Performance Evaluation
  •   Psychological Testing
  •   Career Development
  •   Employee Assistance Programs



The MS program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology consists of 36 credits.

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • Design of Psychological Research
  • Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions
  • Psychometric Methods
  • Problems in I/O Psychology I-Personnel Psychology
  • Problems in I/O Psychology II-Organizational Psychology
  • Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Required Thesis (6 credits)

Students are required to choose either the Thesis Option or the Alternative Thesis Option. The Thesis Option entails conducting an independent research project under the direction of a faculty advisor. The Alternative Thesis Option entails joining a research group that conducts research for two semesters under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

Electives (12 credits)

Students choose four electives in consultation with a graduate supervisor. The following are examples of the type of elective courses offered:

  • Performance Management
  • Leadership and Managerial Development
  • Survey Research in Organizations
  • Motivation
  • Training and Development
  • Emotions in the Work place, Group Processes and High Performance Work Teams

About Us

With a nationally recognized record of success, Baruch College has earned a reputation as one of the best academic resources in the New York City area. An urban, multicultural institution and a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY), Baruch prepares hardworking, motivated students for effective leadership and rewarding careers through a superb management-focused education. Baruch offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study through its three schools: the Zicklin School of Business, the Mildred and George Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs.

Baruch is located on Lexington Avenue near the Flatiron District of Manhattan, at the heart of one of the world's most dynamic financial and cultural centers. Baruch students come from more than 90 different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, creating a rich social and academic environment that reflects the diversity of New York City, enhances the educational experience, and prepares graduates for the global marketplace. In fact, U.S. News & World Report has named Baruch the most ethnically diverse institution of higher education in the nation. The total enrollment of 15,000 includes nearly 2,500 graduate students.


Our Faculty

Please learn more about the psychology faculty and about their research activities

Applying to Our Program

To apply to our program you will need the following:

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official GRE
  • TOEFL (if applicable)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Essay
  • Resume

Application deadlines are March 15(for the following fall semester) and November 1 (for the following spring semester).

For more information on our application process, open houses, and for downloading application materials please go here.

Contact information  

Office of Graduate Studies
Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Baruch College/CUNY
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box B8-211
New York, NY 10010
Telephone: 646-312-4490
Fax: 646-312-4491
Dr. Harold Goldstein is the head of the program.

For more general information on the field of I/O Psychology, visit the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology Web site at

Campus Resources

The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences is located in Baruch's extraordinary Vertical Campus. At almost 800,000 square feet, the 17-floor structure serves as a campus hub and houses more than 100 "smart" classrooms and research facilities equipped with advanced multimedia technologies, faculty and administrative offices, executive conference facilities, a three-level sports and recreation complex, a student activities center, a theatre and recital hall, a 500-seat auditorium, a television studio, a food court, and a bookstore.

Organized around a series of stacked atria with large windows that flood the building with natural light, the structure has an innovative design that recreates the campus atmosphere of an open-air quadrangle. This vertical re-interpretation of the traditional college campus enables Baruch to maximize its urban setting and provides a spacious environment where students and faculty can spontaneously meet and interact.

Four floors of Baruch's Information and Technology Building are devoted to the 1,450-seat William and Anita Newman Library, an inviting environment for research and study. The library provides the Baruch community with access to several hundred online databases and to vast holdings in print and electronic formats. And, your Baruch ID card gives you borrowing privileges at any CUNY library and access to the eight-million-volume collection of the New York Public Library. The Information and Technology Building also houses the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC), which features over 500 computer workstations with Web access and multimedia capability.


Baruch College also offers an MBA Program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. For information on this program, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office of the Zicklin School of Business at 646 312-1300 or visit their website.

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