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What is organizational psychology and why should you enroll in an online program?

Organizational psychology is a fast-growing, dynamic field of psychology. Find out exactly what organizational psychology is and why it’s a great online program to pursue.

What is organizational psychology?

According to the American Psychological Association, organizational psychology is dedicated to studying the principles of individuals, groups, and organizations; then applying the knowledge of this behavior to workplace issues.

Organizational psychology is also referred to as industrial-organizational psychology and I/O psychology. It’s a field that focuses on psychological theories like decision theory, small group theory, and criterion theory.

If you’re interested in helping businesses improve workplace efficiency and employee satisfaction, organizational psychology is a great specialty to study.

And if you’re looking for a flexible way to pursue an organizational psychology degree, online programs are the way to go. They’re convenient and accessible to individuals who have other jobs, family commitments, or other responsibilities that make an in-person program less than ideal.


What can you pursue with an online degree in organizational psychology?

Organizational psychology addresses workplace problems like recruiting, productivity, management, training, and more. Some careers include:

  • Human resources manager
  • Business consultant
  • Personnel manager
  • Professor
  • Government employee

In addition to this variety of career paths, organizational psychology careers are on the rise. The Labor Department’s Occupational Outlook Handbook stated that I/O psychologists will have seen a 26 percent growth in employment from 2010 to 2018.


Obtain your degree in organizational psychology online at The Chicago School

From certificates to graduate-level degrees in organizational psychology, there’s a great selection of online programs available at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. You can choose from:

Are you interested in learning more about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology? Fill out the form below to request more information, visit our programs page, or you can apply today through our application portal.


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