M.S. in Organizational Psychology

Kickstart your career

The Masters of Science in Organizational Psychology is an accelerated degree program for individuals interested in human resources, employee training, marketing, sales, or organizational development. This 36 credit hour program prepares graduates to bring psychological knowledge into the workplace or organizations. This degree program is only open to SMU undergraduates. Students not majoring in psychology should plan to take additional specific psychology courses prior to beginning the program.

What You'll Learn:

  • Core elements of psychological and management theory.
  • Research and evaluation methods that effectively teach people how to work better.
  • Industry insights and experiences from SMU instructors and professional experts.

Who is a Good Program Candidate:

  • Currently enrolled SMU undergraduate students.
  • Highly motivated students interested in jump-starting their career.
  • Students interested in research methods and analysis and human behavior with a practical focus on the world of work.

A Program That Provides Real World Experience

“I am looking forward to getting real work experience through the internships we get to participate in next summer and spring. Being in a program that provides the opportunity not to only learn, but also to apply the knowledge, gives me the chance to grow as an individual. I find myself using many of the concepts and practices I learned in the classroom on a day-to-day basis. I have also enjoyed the graduate-level atmosphere that encourages students to speak openly and discuss current topics in relation to their own experiences. I have been able to learn from the perspectives of others and have gained a lot of insight, specifically in the corporate world, as a result.”

- Oscar Guevara ’19, ’21