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Master of Science in Organizational Psychology

Enriching the workplace by scientifically integrating
psychology and organizational life



The mission of the Organizational Psychology program is to prepare students for professional excellence, ethical leadership, and service to people and society through enhancing life in the workplace.

Why Choose a Master of Science In Organizational Psychology?

RELEVANT.  This program prepares students for highly competitive professional practice. Professional opportunities in industrial and organizational psychology are expected to grow 29% or more by 2020.

QUALITY.  Committed to academic quality and professional respectability the MSOP curriculum is based on recommendations of relevant professional associations, such as Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Academy of Management (AOM).

CONVENIENT.  Evening classes meet once a week with some online enhancements.  There are also six highly practical Saturday seminars during this two-year program.

“Vanguard University has played a huge role in moving my career forward. It helped me step into a new job where I began managing people for the first time. I had confidence that I could immediately build and manage teams, manage conflict, and develop strategic plans for the departments I oversaw. I highly recommend Vanguard’s Graduate Programs.”

Jeremy Moser, CPA, CTP
Former Chief Financial Officer



“Vanguard University helped me understand and learn what leadership is all about. I learned how to create high-performing teams, how to effectively lead those teams in the proper strategic direction, how to communicate clearly, and when to set short- and long-term goals. I also learned about leadership through the demonstrated example of the instructors themselves. I continue to have relationships with many of my professors and fellow students today. I highly recommend Vanguard University to anyone I know considering completing their Undergraduate or Masters-level education.”

David H. Blackman, PhD
Vice President,First American Title
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“My education at Vanguard was the lynchpin in my post-graduation success. Not only do I have the tools to think and plan strategically, and to guide managers and employees towards success of their own, but Vanguard’s graduate program stoked a passion that connected me to my vocation. I’m doing exactly what I was made to do, and can honestly say that Vanguard played the most critical role in preparing me to follow my calling.”

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