The mission of the Master of Science program in Industrial/Organization (I/O) Psychology at San Jose State University is to provide students a fundamental grounding in theory, research, and application in the field of I/O Psychology. The field of I/O psychology encompasses a wide range of scientific and applied pursuits, and enjoys close collaboration between researchers and practitioners. The program therefore strives to inculcate the value of the scientist-practitioners: to appreciate
Broadly speaking, the M.S. I/O program is intended to prepare graduates for professional practice and the conduct of research in areas such as:
The location of San Jose State University in the heart of Silicon Valley affords many opportunities for the practice of I/O psychology. Past students have held internships or received employment in companies including LinkedIn, Adobe, Google, NVIDIA, Tesla, Intuit, SAP, Waymo, Cisco Systems, Salesforce, HP, Facebook, and Apple. Typical positions appropriate for graduates of the program are in medium to large sized corporations (traditionally in the Human Resources department), large research organizations, and human resources or management consulting firms. By selecting relevant coursework and by completing research projects, students can target any of these career objectives, or pursue doctoral-level training in I/O psychology.
All inquires should be directed to:
M.S. in I/O Graduate Program
Howard Tokunaga, Ph.D., Director,