Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Description and Outcomes
The Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is designed for working professionals who seek to broaden their knowledge and apply the principles of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology in business and organizational settings. The program offers a rigorous exploration of the theories, methods, and practice of I/O psychology. Specifically, you will explore workplace motivation and attitudes, employee training, evaluation and leadership, organizational behavior, and human resource management.
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be transferable to certain Purdue Global degree programs.
The Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program consists of a minimum of 30 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Apply contemporary theories and information technologies to real-world situations, and engage in research in the focal area(s) of the science of psychology.
- Analyze and apply theoretical and conceptual foundations of psychology to arrive at appropriate professional practice strategies.
- Evaluate ethical, legal, individual, and sociocultural implications of decisions within the field of psychology.
You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Purdue Global's general requirements.
Prior to enrollment, you must submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. By the end of the first term, you must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript. Refer to the First-Term Responsibilities section for additional information.
If you enroll in a College of Social and Behavioral Sciences certificate program, you will have all course-level prerequisites waived.
You are responsible for participating in locating, selecting, and obtaining an agreement with an appropriate site that best fits your location preferences and meets program requirements. You are required to speak with the Clinical Placement Team to determine your exact responsibilities and process for site selection.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.
|PS540||Industrial/Organizational Theory and Development||5|
|PS541||Organizational Management and Behavior||5|
|PS542||Workplace Motivation and Attitudes||5|
|PS543||Organizational Leadership - Management, Training, and Evaluation||5|
|PS544||Human Resources Management||5|
|PS545||Industrial/Organizational Field Placement||5|
|Total Core Requirements||30|