Industrial-Organizational Psychology Degree

Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Designed for adult learners who are interested in the study of human behavior in the workplace. The program explores principles of psychology and business to improve the performance and well-being of employees and employers.

Why Keystone?

The Keystone College Difference

You can be confident that Keystone’s Online Degree Programs adhere to the same high standards of quality as our traditional, on-campus programs. Keystone is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It’s ranked among the best regional colleges in the U.S., and as one of the best schools for military veterans. It’s also the oldest educational institution in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Generous Credit Transfer

If you’ve already earned college credits, chances are they’ll count when you transfer to Keystone. Students can transfer in up to 75 of the 120 credits required for graduation.


Classes are offered 100% online. There are no required class or login times, and faculty and tech support are there to help you at expanded hours.


At $425 per credit hour, you can earn a degree for thousands less than a traditional program would cost.

“Keystone’s online courses are extremely convenient! I enjoyed the fast pace and discussion boards with my fellow students. I love Keystone because the small class sizes allowed for more one-on-one time with my instructors, and some of them are the best instructors a college could employ. Getting a degree in business has really helped me with my career goals.”

Tara Westbrook | Keystone Student

John Doe

Employee, My Company

Program Benefits


Learn from full-time faculty with academic and real world experience—real people who truly care about your success, and who will monitor your progress closely.


Explore the intersectionality of psychology and business in the workplace and develop the skills needed to help your organization and its employees succeed.


Develop a strong academic foundation that prepares you to play a vital role in today’s fast paced corporate environment.


Students will create a professional portfolio.

Potential Career Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statics, U.S Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, career opportunities for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists will experience a 53% growth rate, making it the number one fastest growing occupation for the years 2012 through 2022. Graduates of this program will be prepared for a variety of potential career outcomes such as:

• Human Resource Management
• Social and Human Resource Assistant
• Employment Counselor
• Administrative Assistants for Psychologists
• Sales Representative
• Education
• Public Affairs

1. CORE 1110 Orientation and Preparation
2. CORE 1115 Diversity in the Workplace
3. CORE 2110 Fundamentals of Management
4. CORE 2130 Writing in the Workplace
5. CORE 3110 Personal Wellness
6. CORE 4115 Organizational Business Behavior
7. CORE 2115 Quantitative Decision Making
8. CORE 2120 Adult Development
9. CORE 4110 Work Team Dynamics
10. CORE 3300 Personal and Professional Ethics

30 common core credits

1. BUSN 2218 Project Management Administration
2. BUSN 3118 Applications of Business Finances
3. BUSN 4138 Applications of Business Research Methods
4. BUSN 4910 Business Administration Capstone Seminar
5. HRM 3148 Applications of Training and Development
6. LEAD 4118 Applied Leadership Strategies
7. PSYC 1118 Psychology Applications
8. PSYC 3118 Applications of Personality Theories
9. PSYC 3128 Social Psychology in Business
10. SOCI 3138 Sociology of Work

30 credits within major | 60 elective credits

The Office of Admissions reviews applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. However, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible to get started on your bright new future right away! Courses begin at several convenient times year-round. Contact online admissions for the next start date.

Candidates should be at least 22 years old, and should have a minimum transfer GPA of 2.0. An exception to the age requirement may be made based on significant work experience.

Tuition is an affordable $425 per credit hour with a $200 graduation fee, and financial aid is available for those who qualify. Our FAFSA school code is 003280, and you can find out more here.