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Program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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University of New Haven


Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

The University of New Haven, located just outside of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut, has been recognized as a top regional college by "U.S. News & World Report" and The Princeton Review. The institution has also been recognized by multiple organizations for its service to military veteran students.

The Master of Arts (MA) in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at University of New Haven is one of the best-regarded programs in the region, placing a strong emphasis on preparing students for careers in human resource management, organizational development, and management consulting.

Flexible Schedule and Curriculum

The University of New Haven Master of Arts program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology enables its graduates to apply psychological principles in the workplace to benefit both employees and employers.

Students learn to work with individuals and groups on organizational change and development, leadership and management development, conflict management, team dynamics, and strategic human resource management.

The program offers a flexible curriculum and schedule that accommodates graduate assistantships, internships, or full-time jobs; as well as completing the program in two or three years. Students may opt to participate in internships or complete thesis research. They may also conduct a practicum within their own workplaces.

Concentrations are available in industrial-human resources psychology, organization development and consultation, or psychology of conflict management. A graduate certificate in psychology of conflict management is also available.

Experienced Faculty

Program Coordinator, Dr. Eric Marcus has been working as a consulting social psychologist for almost three decades, specializing in building the capacity of individuals, groups, and organizations for a wide variety of public and private sector client systems. Dr. Marcus also conducts workshops on group dynamics, conflict resolution, feedback, team development and variations of these focused on particular client needs. He has published a variety of articles related to change and conflict.

Dr. Maurice Cayer has extensive industry and corporate experience improving organizational and human resource effectiveness. This includes developing, delivering and evaluating a wide range of human resources, management, leadership and organizational development interventions and learning experiences. Over the course of his long career, he has worked with organizations such as the American Management Association, Bayer Healthcare/Pharmaceutical, GE Capital, and the JC Penney. He continues to consult to private- and public-sector organizations and researches and speaks on human resource strategies, leadership and executive development, organizational development and change, and strategic thinking.

Rigorous Course Offerings

The MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program provides students with a strong foundational knowledge with courses that include:

  • Industrial Motivation and Morale
  • Worker Well Being
  • The Psychology of Communication & Influence in Organizations
  • Organization Change & Development
  • Psychology of Negotiation and Mediation

Career Assistance From a Nationally-Recognized Career Center

Program graduates have applied their skills in many fields, and some have gone on to leadership development programs in well-known corporations.

Students in the master's degree program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology have the opportunity to network and gain experience through local and national professional organizations, including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Talent Development, and the Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut.

All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University's Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by "The Princeton Review."

Centrally-Located Campus

The University of New Haven's main campus is located on 82 acres in West Haven, Connecticut, a suburban hillside community minutes from the bustling city of New Haven and miles of Connecticut shoreline and beaches. The campus is 90 minutes from New York City and two and a half hours from Boston.

Situated on 82 acres atop a hill overlooking the New Haven skyline with views of Long Island Sound, this residential campus is conveniently located a mile north of Interstate 95. The campus has experienced significant growth in the last decade with more than $220 million in construction projects completed or underway.

Graduate students joining the University of New Haven community from outside of the area have the opportunity to live in the Atwood, a private, mixed-use development featuring luxury apartments, located steps from campus.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are expected to possess social and interpersonal qualities that will support success in organizational settings. Students who evidence a mature interest in the application of psychological principles to organizational life, and who hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, are eligible for admission.

Students who have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within the past five years are encouraged to report their scores to the Graduate School. For applicants whose native language is not English, TOEFL scores must be reported to the Graduate School; ESL certification is also welcomed.

An undergraduate major in Psychology is not specifically required as a basis for consideration. However, all students are expected to have at least an introductory-level understanding of psychological concepts, principles, and methods before taking courses in the program. Students are also required to have taken an undergraduate course in statistics before enrolling in PSYC 6608 (Psychometrics and Statistics).

Financial Aid and the Experiential Graduate Assistantship Program

Roughly 80% of graduate students utilize student loans at some point in their graduate school career. Students can borrow up to $20,500 annually using Federal and Private student loans by applying for financial aid. The University offers its highest-achieving incoming graduate students the opportunity to participate in the Experiential Graduate Assistantship Program (EGAP). In return, students receive an experiential learning and work opportunity, a 75% tuition discount, and an hourly wage. The University also takes part in the tuition reimbursement program (with participating companies), and as a participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, offers tuition waivers for US service members and Veterans. Grants, scholarships, and fellowships are also available.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loans

These loans are the primary financial aid source for most graduate students. Direct loans are available to US citizens and eligible non-citizens who are enrolled on a minimum half-time basis (five credits per semester). Graduate students may be eligible to borrow up to $20,500 in non-need based Unsubsidized Stafford loans. Stafford loans do not go into repayment until six months after students drop below half-time status, graduate, or leave school. To apply for financial aid, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at

The University of New Haven

The University of New Haven was founded in 1920 in West Haven, Connecticut. Recognized as a national leader in experiential education, the University of New Haven is a private, comprehensive university offering over 40 graduate degree and certificate programs. More than 1,700 UNH graduate students from across the country, and the globe, benefit from small class sizes, personalized attention, and state-of-the-art facilities on the University's main campus in West Haven, Connecticut. The University has nationally recognized programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and the Tagliatela College of Engineering.

There are approximately 6,500 total students currently attending the University. The main campus is minutes from New Haven, and public transportation make New York and Boston easy destinations.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Industrial-human resources psychology
Master of Arts (MA) Conflict management
Master of Arts (MA) Industrial organizational psychology
Master of Arts (MA) Organizational development and consultation
(Graduate Certificate) Psychology of conflict management

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 45

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Internship or practicum


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 5.56%
Black or African American 8.89%
White or Caucasian 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 11.11%


Male (34%)
Female (65%)

Location & Contact

Address 300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT  06516
United States
Contact Dr. Eric Marcus
Phone: 203-932-1242