OUR GRADUATE PROGRAM
As the study of people at work, industrial/organizational psychology is a science dedicated to many of the attitudes, cognitions, and behaviours employees and employers encounter on a daily basis. Our I/O program reflects both the academic excellence of psychology and the practical application of our research and knowledge into the world of work. This scientist-practitioner model ensures graduates of our program are provided world-class training in the development and advancement of scientific principles and their resulting practical applications for organizational success and individual well-being.
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The I/O program is designed for students intending to pursue both the MSc and PhD degrees. We offer courses in a variety of topics, from performance appraisal and management in organizations to the study and use of teams in the workplace. We also encourage students to develop their research skills and knowledge with a range of statistical courses available.
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Given our focus on more than just academic success, there are also a number of opportunities for students to become involved in both the teaching and application of I/O psychology. All students are given funding through our Graduate Student Union, which involves working as a teaching assistant.
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Upper year students are also eligible to apply to instruct undergraduate introductory industrial/organizational courses. In addition to teaching experience, our students are encouraged to participate in internships that allow them to develop their skills in the practical side of psychology. Many of our upper year graduate students pursue internships both within and beyond London, gaining experience in areas such as problem-guided research, consulting, and selection report writing.
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HOW TO APPLY
To apply to our I/O program, applicants must meet a few basic requirements, as well as complete an online application. These basic requirements include a four-year degree from a university, an average of at least 78% in the last two years of undergraduate education, and proof of English language proficiency if English is not your first language. Applicants must also complete the Graduate Record Exam and submit their scores with their application. These scores must be in for an application to be considered complete.
The online application consists of a number of sections that will review your personal and contact information, outline your academic history, and ask for information for two references who can speak to your academic or research proficiency. You may also submit an electronic copy of your transcript using the online application.