Industrial Organizational Psychology

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
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Workplace environments have a distinct organizational culture based on how people relate to each other in the workplace. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology will provide you with an understanding of people in the world of work through the scientific study of the workplace. You will explore application of theory and research to organizational and human resource management issues, and evaluate current models and theories used in industrial organizational psychology. You will also familiarize yourself with statistics; the construction, administration and interpretation of personality, aptitude and cognition assessments; and how to effectively lead and develop teams.

Basis of Admissions

A completed bachelor’s level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university is required. Credit hours from another university or institution cannot be transferred towards a post-baccalaureate certificate program.

Post-baccalaureate certificates transfer into a master’s degree sequence.

Completion Period for Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Northcentral allows 2 years to complete all post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Post-baccalaureate certificate courses in the School of Psychology are eight weeks in length.

Specialization Courses

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Course Description


Industrial/Organizational Psychology

This course focuses on how psychological principles are applied in work settings. An evaluation of current models and theories used in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology will be explored. Research methodologies as well as the history of I/O psychology will be investigated. Key concepts include teamwork, work motivation, and job analysis.


Applied Statistics

This course provides an introductory exploration of statistics for the graduate student. It includes instruction on the calculation, use, and interpretation of descriptive statistics, and introduces inferential statistical analysis. The emphasis of this course is on providing a working knowledge of basic statistical concepts to help the student understand statistical methodology used in psychology, and also more generally, developing a working knowledge of statistical usage in everyday life.


Tests and Measurements in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

This course introduces the student to the construction, administration, and interpretation of tests used to assess personality, aptitude, and cognition in the workplace. Current research and appropriate application regarding these tests will also be addressed.


Small Group Theory and Team Processes

This course examines the small group and team processes in the workplace. Topics include team development, effectively leading teams, the establishment of group norms and goals, group problem solving and decision making, and resolving group conflict. Both research and application of concepts are highlighted.

At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. If a cost is not included in our Cost Per Course Tuition Rate, we let you know up front. Currently, the only additional cost above your program rate* is books. Learn more about NCU School of Psychology's post-baccalaureate certificate costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $752
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $2,256
  • Program cost: $9,374
  • Average Book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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Note on Licensure: The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Psychology program is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

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