Five-Year Integrated Bachelor and Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

This program has been designed for Fairfield University undergraduate students who are interested in a pathway other than an MBA to work in organizations and who want to develop the skills necessary to work as industrial/organizational specialists.

Graduates of the program assume positions in profit and non-profit organizations in human resources, training, consulting, research, organization development, recruiting and similar specialties. They have been employed in companies such as GE, Shell Oil, Gartner, Survey Sampling, Bank of Montreal, Deloitte Touche, Hewitt Associates, Toyota and Merrill Lynch; and by the Red Cross, the Justice Department, and a number of universities such as Loyola, UConn, and Fairfield University. The skills, psychological principles and methodologies mastered in the program may be applied in a variety of organizational settings depending upon the student's interests and career choices.

To be eligible for admission students need to have an overall GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate courses. They also must earn grades of at least B+ in the three required applied psychology courses taken while they are undergraduates:

PY 0201Statistics for Life Sciences4
PY 0202Research Methods in Psychology4
PY 0420Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology3

Current Fairfield University undergraduates should apply by January 15 of their senior year, for admission to the MA program the summer immediately following their graduation.