1 year
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 39,270
Foreign students
USD 39,270
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology prepares students to enter or advance in the field industrial-organizational psychology and allied disciplines. Students receive thorough grounding in the field’s major theoretical frameworks, consulting and other professional practice models, and individual, team, and organizational research methods. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume leadership roles in industrial-organizational psychology in small, medium, and large organizations in a variety of fields -- technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, entertainment -- or for work in global consulting firms.

Entry Requirements

Degree Requirements

  • Applicants seeking admission to a masters degree program must hold a bachelors degree from a regionally-accredited US college or university or a degree comparable to a US bachelor's degree from an accredited international institution.


  • Applicants must submit official transcripts -- and certified English translations -- from each school previously attended. Examination scores and mark sheets may be submitted if the institutions attended do not maintain transcripts.

English Language Proficiency

Proof of achieving Golden Gate University's English Language Proficiency Admission Requirements is required of all graduate applicants who are non-native speakers of English. The English proficiency tests we accept are TOEFL, IELTS and PTE.

  • TOEFL paper-based test (pBT): 550
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): 79
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 57
Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement
  • Students admitted to the master of arts in psychology degree program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within the first nine units of the program by successfully passing the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or by completing Graduate Writing, with a grade of B or better.

Math Proficiency Requirement

  • Students admitted to this program are expected to possess a level of mathematical skill at least equivalent to Statistics