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Earn Your Master of Science in Organizational Psychology Completely Online

Master of Science in Organizational Psychology Address critical leadership skills required to enhance organizational effectiveness.

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Designed for your Career

The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools.

Critical Leadership Skills

Today’s leaders and managers need to know how to promote teamwork, manage transitions, and restructure organizations.

Meaningful Connections

Build collaborative relationships with faculty and students alike.

Be Part of the Conversation

Receive timely feedback from supportive faculty to stay connected and engaged.

7-week courses

No need to wait. There are three entry points each year. The next start date is 9/4/2019.

Fully online

Complete coursework anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection without ever having to come to campus.

24 months

Complete the program in just two years, taking only two courses per session (depending on availability).


Attend one course at a time, as needed, for a healthy work/life balance.

Learning Online at Hartford

The fully online Master of Science in Organizational Psychology program provides you with a theoretical framework in organizational psychology. The integration of theory and practice prepares graduates to lead, manage, and consult with dynamic and diverse organizations operating in a global environment. Take the opportunity to improve skills in: research, communication, facilitation, interpersonal, and group issues.

Faculty members are trained in industrial and organizational psychology. They publish in these disciplines and have a variety of field experience. Under their guidance, students are prepared for a career in organizational psychology with foundational skills. The program boasts experience and training in organizational psychology centered on real-life, professional application.

“Professor Nicklin provided exceptional knowledge about the topics and facilitated very interesting discussions among students despite it being a distance course. She was direct, organized, and provided consistent and timely feedback to make this both a personally and professionally beneficial course.”

Brenda Gonyeau, Current Online Student

As a traditional, nonprofit institution chartered in 1957, we are regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).

Questions or Concerns

Please direct questions to your dedicated Online Admissions Counselor


Financial aid is available to those who qualify. If you would like to get started with the financial aid process, please fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at using the University of Hartford school code: 001422.

Admissions Requirement

To be eligible for admission, you must have the following:

Bachelor's degree

Regional or national accreditation in any field; related field preferred.

No minimum GPA

No minimum undergraduate GPA required but it is a factor in the admission decision, 2.5 GPA or higher preferred.


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Program Requirements and Course Details

36 total credits
(can transfer in a maximum of 6 credits, with graduate director’s approval)
15 core credits
21 elective credits

Master of Science in Organizational Psychology Core Curriculum

Foundation Courses

  • PSY 535 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 555 Personnel Psychology

Quantitative Courses

  • PSY 510 Experimental Design
  • PSY 581 Advanced Research Methods


  • PSY 625 Capstone Project for online

Elective Courses

Students may choose their 7 electives from a selection of broader university courses.

  • PSY 532 Teams in Organizations
  • PSY 533 Introduction to Workplace Training Program Design and Effectiveness
  • PSY 536 Leadership: Theory and Practice
  • PSY 537 Motivation in the Workplace: Theory and Application
  • PSY 539 Performance Evaluation and Management
  • PSY 556 Consulting and Professional Practices
  • PSY 558 Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • PSY 559 Emotional Intelligence in Organizations

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