Weissman School Launches New Executive Master of Science Degree Program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
July 16, 2021
Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences has launched a new version of its Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program tailored for experienced practitioners and executives in the field.
The 12-month program will equip students from a broad array of industries with the skills needed to manage talent and human capital for organizations in corporate, nonprofit, consulting, and government settings.
The program is committed to serving a diverse group of students, and its mission includes educating leaders who will in turn promote DEI as a core value in the workplace.
“The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce the launch of an Executive Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Fall 2022. The School’s I/O psychology program is ranked as one of the top ten such programs in the country. Our I/O Psychology faculty are truly outstanding and their impact on the field is significant,” said Jessica Lang, PhD, Interim Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.
“This new executive program will allow students wishing to advance professionally to work with the best people in the field, opening up opportunities for them. We envision this program ultimately having a transformative impact on leadership in the workplace, ensuring equitable and inclusive professional environments that lead to improved performances organization-wide.”
The Executive MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program (EMS IOP) is a 12-month program designed for students who have at least five years of work experience seeking to develop their skills and knowledge alongside fellow emerging leaders in the field.
Through development workshops with talent management and leadership experts, the program will help students develop their full leadership potential by providing the necessary foundation to excel in their current positions, laying the groundwork for future advancement within their chosen fields.
Personalized Coaching and Individualized Assessment
The flagship component of the new EMS IOP Program is the intensive focus on providing individualized assessment, feedback and coaching –– each student will receive one-on-one coaching from I/O psychology experts and the opportunity to complete tailored assessments of their skills and abilities. Working with an assigned coach, students will create their own development plan to target opportunities to build their leadership capacity and maximize their effectiveness as members of management teams in a wide variety of workplace and organizational settings.
A Broad Curriculum, Focus on Data and DEI
The EMS IOP curriculum is structured to engage students on a variety of topics, including organizational psychology, leadership, group and team management, performance assessment, and diversity.
Over 12 months of study, students will complete 12 distinct courses spread across three semesters. The first cohort will start in Fall 2022.
Courses in people analytics and employee research will equip students with the skills they need to create data-driven programs and policies in the workplace, with a focus on how organizational leaders can use these theories and methodologies to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments that lead to better employee experiences and organizational performance.
How to Apply
Applications for Fall 2022 admission are due February 1, 2022. More information about the program, including a sample curriculum, is available on the Weissman School’s website.