NYU Master of Arts Degree in
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
At the center of business and behavior in the central business capital of the world

Driving Cutting Edge Research into Real World Practice

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the 2014-2024 job outlook for Industrial/Organizational Psychology is 19% growth (Much faster than average). View the report

NYU's I/O program is a community of faculty, students and organizations with a common goal: to put psychology to work and deliver win-win solutions that benefit both employer and employee.

Trained graduates of the program apply cutting edge research and theory using quantitative skills at work every day. They factor human behavior into the successful business equation by motivating productivity, building resilient leadership, supporting diverse cultures, and managing organizational change.

We take pride in knowing that solutions and services students and alumni deliver contribute to high quality work life cultures. Solutions improve employer rankings as desired workplaces, while enhancing organizational fit, engagement, and satisfaction for employees

I/O Program Graduates at Work

Successful alumni work in prestigious corporate and consulting roles impacting bottom line business success, serving organizations such as Accenture, American Express, Booz Allen, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, DKNY, Goldman Sachs, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Jetblue, Metlife, Merck, Oliver Wyman, Pepsico, Prudential, PWC, Towers Watson, United Healthcare, to name a few examples

Learn more about I/O alumni.

Aligning leaders, managers, and employees to achieve greater success

Our aim is to improve graduates’ potential while enhancing the effectiveness and productivity for organizations. Students may specialize in a variety of career tracks:
  • Plan, implement and evaluate strategic change, working in partnership with senior-level and C-suite business executives.
  • Develop and implement global leadership training programs.
  • Enhance performance management to match reward levels to appropriate behaviors to achieve goals.
  • Recruit, select, and retain high quality talent.
  • Transform organizational cultures towards resilience, innovation, and diversity.
  • Conduct high quality research and advance to further study at the doctoral level for academic positions.

Curriculum strategy in synch with employer needs

Faculty teach, students learn, and employers gain from NYU’s unique quantitative consultative method, anchored in team projects and case analyses. Classes routinely require students to partner with organizations to complete applied projects.

Small classes, individual attention, and teamwork simulate the real business enviornment. Projects are supervised by a prestigous faculty. Students apply research and theory to cases or team projects requiring professional-level debate, oral presentation, and written reports for client organizations. Learn more about the NYU I/O curriculum and faculty.

New York City: The center of global networking

Students include a diverse mix of mid-career professionals, recent college graduates, as well as international students who provide a rich global perspective on psychological and business issues facing organizations.

Successful NYU I/O students have a strong record of achievement, motivation, and willingness to invest in their leadership development while in the Master’s program through career development activities. 

NYU’s I/O program can provide extensive return on investment for individuals who want to work hard to maximize their talent through a challenging and demanding educational experience where knowledge and skill building push boundaries.We firmly believe you get out what you put in. There are tremendous opportunities here to excel and advance given the drive, determination, and competitive spirit to capitalize on all that NYU has to offer.

New York City provides the hub for networking within our community of faculty, students, partnering organizations, and alumni – and is a great city in which to live, learn, and work.

Quality Work, Quality Life

With as much as 80% of adult waking life spent at work, we know NYU’s Program vision to help organizations support staff well-being while meeting their mission-critical business goals makes a profound difference and contribution.

For prospective applicants interested in a graduate program offering an individualized experience and a lasting professional community, learn more about applying to the NYU I/O Masters program.

For organizations interested in partnering with NYU through student/team assistance on projects, offering paid and unpaid internships, recruiting recent graduates or receiving referrals to highly experienced alumni, please contact us.

Many general questions are covered on the FAQ page.
For further information please contact us at: 212-998-7920.