MPS in Applied Industrial-Organizational Psychology

George Mason’s online Master of Professional Studies in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology delivers the research-backed methods and understanding of data and analytics HR professionals and business professional need to foster a culture of innovation — where each employee feels empowered and motivated to contribute new ideas, effect change, and do their best work every day.

You learn how to consistently hire candidates who are the right fit for the company, identify employees’ individual motivations, establish meaningful evaluations and reward systems, and improve training and performance programs.

Main areas of study focus on understanding and applying concepts in:

  • Research and Data Analytic Methods
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Client Communication Skills


Master of Arts (MA) versus Master of Professional Studies (MPS)

This website discusses the online Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology. If your interest is in the Master of Arts (MA) degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, please click here for additional information. Additionally, please click here for a comparison table that clarifies the differences between the MA and MPS programs.