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Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is designed to (a) prepare students for entry-level positions in human resource departments of business and industries and (b) provide a background for students wishing to pursue graduate work in psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, or related fields.

Does the work of people intrigue and interest you? Did you know that there is a field that studies how to improve the lives of people at work? MTSU has such a program—Industrial/Organizational Psychology—and is one of only a few schools that offer an undergraduate degree in this field. If you care about people at work and would like to help make jobs more interesting and satisfying, workers be more productive, and employers know how to deal fairly with employees, consider this unique program at MTSU. Included will be skills such as helping teams work together, solving workplace issues, and learning how to train and hire effectively.The Industrial/Organizational Psychology major is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in human resources (formerly known as personnel) departments of businesses, industries, and governmental entities and to provide a background for students wishing to pursue graduate work in industrial/organizational psychology, general psychology, or related fields. Human resources is an underserved area in the workplace, and demand exceeds supply for people with the skills learned in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program. Potential career options include

  • Compensation analyst
  • E-learning designer
  • Employee benefits specialist
  • Employee relations manager
  • Executive assistant
  • Human resource generalist
  • Human resource manager
  • Job recruiter
  • Office manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Training and development specialist
  • Wellness coordinator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • PSY 4330 - Industrial and Organizational Training and Development
  • PSY 4340 - Human Factors Psychology
  • PSY 4360 - Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 4370 - Motivation and Work Attitudes
  • PSY 4380 - Group Dynamics
  • PSY 4390 - Persuasion
  • PSY 4400 - Behavioral Modification
  • PSY 4430 - Ethical Conduct in Behavior Analysis
  • PSY 4440 - Social Psychology of Close Relationships
  • PSY 4460 - Psychology of Happiness and Well-Being
  • PSY 4470 - Theories of Counseling
  • PSY 4480 - Learning Theories

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

General requirements

  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1078 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1078 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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