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 to work in settings such as large organizations using specific psychology 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 3.00 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: PSYC 2810, PSYC 2820, and PSYC 5110.
Current Fairfield University undergraduates should apply by January 15 of their senior year, for admission the summer immediately following their graduation.
Alumni also are eligible to apply for the 30 credit 5th-year MA degree program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology if they meet the following criteria:
- Graduated within three years of the date of application
- Meet the general admissions requirements
- Earned B+ or better in the three prerequisite courses.
Alumni who as undergraduates earned the required grades of B+ in both PSYC 2810 and PSYC 2820 but who have not taken PSYC 5110 must complete PSYC 5110 with a grade of B+ or better within the first 9 credits of coursework. They will be eligible to apply for a modified MA program of 33 credits.