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Industrial/Organizational Psychology




Admissions: Master's Degree

Admissions decisions are based on a match of the applicant's interests, work experience, academic background, scholarship and personal goals for the programs. Minimum admission requirements are listed below.

Admissions Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. in Psychology -OR-  a bachelor’s degree in a related field with required prerequisite coursework , which included an introductory psychology course and a research methods or statistics course.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (Students with a GPA less than 3.0  may be admitted to the MPS program provisionally)
  • GRE is not required.
  • International applicants should refer to the International Admission page for special admission information.

Application Process

Applications for the Master's program are accepted for the Fall semesters only.
To apply, complete a Degree-Seeking UMBC Graduate School Application and use program code PRST; sub plan code INOP. 

Apply online or by mail:

Your application should include the following documents:

  • Completed application including residency form (Residency form determines in-state tuition eligibility)
  • Two letters of recommendation (please note: the application leaves room for three names; we only require two)
  • Statement of academic goals
  • I/O Psychology Experience Form (submit as additional document during application process or email to
  • Official transcript(s) from each college & university attended
  • Application fee ($50 online / $70 paper)

Mailing Instructions

All application documents should be mailed to:

Graduate School
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Transfer Credits

With Program Director approval, up to six graduate credit hours may be transferred into this program. The credits must be for course material that substantially corresponds to the courses approved for this program and must conform to your elected concentrations.

Financial Assistance

Departmental aid is not available through this program. Since this program is designed primarily for working professionals, graduate assistantships are limited. However, graduate students, if eligible can apply for federal aid and support. If you require further assistance, please contact Ashley Waters or call 301-738-6081.