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Admissions: Master's in I/O Psychology

Application Dates

The application deadline for Fall 2018 is March 1.

Admissions Requirements:

Admissions decisions for I/O Psychology programs are based on a holistic review of the applicant's interests, work experience, academic background, and personal goals. Minimum admission requirements are listed below.

*For those applicants who have not yet taken these prerequisite courses, a competitive application would include a plan to take these classes at an accredited institution (in-person or online) prior to starting the program be addressed in the Goal Statement.

Application Process:

Applications are only considered for the Fall semester. To apply, complete a Degree-Seeking UMBC Graduate School Application and use program name: Industrial & Organizational Psychology (MPS)

  1. Apply online
    • Submit your statement of goals as an attachment in the “Academic Goals and Research Interests” section
    • Insert names of references into “References” section (Note: we only require two. Put N/A in third line)
    • Submit Experience Form as an attachment in “Additional Admissions Documents” section
    • Complete residency information to be reviewed for in-state tuition rates
  2. Request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to be sent to UMBC Graduate School, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 or emailed to

Your application should include the following documents: (Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.)

To assist in applicants in identifying interests and career goals within the field of I/O Psychology prior to writing their goal statement, the department recommends visiting the website of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology at or Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington (

Mailing Instructions

All application documents should be mailed to:
UMBC Graduate School, MPS: I/O Psychology
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

If you require further assistance, please contact Rickeysha Jones or call 301-738-6285 .

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