Program Director: Dr. Linda Shanock
The objective of UNC Charlotte’s nationally recognized master’s degree program in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the world of work from both an employee and organizational point of view. The program and its curriculum are built on five key foundational elements: Leadership, Organizational Change and Development, Talent, Culture/Climate, and Analytics. We strive to build the competencies set forth by our national professional organization, The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in their Guidelines for Education and Training in I-O psychology.
Our I/O Psychology master’s program is designed as an evening and weekend program to accommodate working professionals. For the convenience of our students, the classes are offered completely from our centrally located Center City Building at 320 E 9th St. in uptown Charlotte rather than our main campus. As such, most of our students do not engage in traditional research while here. Rather, they tend to have an applied focus which is consistent with our goal of training I-O scientist-practitioners.
We admit new cohorts in the fall of even years. New classes will be accepted for Fall 2022, Fall 2024, etc. The application deadline for the Fall 2020 cohort has passed.
PLEASE NOTE: This program only accepts new students in even years, so please apply for a fall term with an even year (i.e. fall 2022). You may start applying for the Fall 2022 term as of April 15th, 2021.
Although you may see an odd-year fall term in the selection menu in the application portal, only currently enrolled Ph.D. Organizational Science applicants may select an odd year to apply to the program. If you try to apply for admission for an odd year (e.g., fall 2021) your application will be denied, as that application term is only for currently enrolled Ph.D. Organizational Science students.
Congratulations to our 2016-2018 cohort on finishing their degrees as of August, 2018! Pictured here are many of our 15 wonderful graduates! The faculty are so very proud of you!