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Flexibility & Pace

The UGA Professional I-O Master's Program (IOMP) is specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals who desire to pursue graduate education while continuing to work.The program is structured with a blended format that combines distance and classroom learning in an executive-style format. Students only meet in-person five times each semester. This is essentially once a month in the Fall and Spring semesters and twice a month in the Summer semesters. These class sessions are delivered on weekends at UGA’s Gwinnett campus on Friday afternoon from 3:30 to 7:00 and again on Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30. 

Knowledge Building

Network, Learn, and Share with the brightest in your field - topics include:  hiring and firing employees, creating organizational charts, shaping corporate culture, mergers and acquisitions, managing employee communications, settling employee disputes, creating benefits programs, navigating government regulations, dealing with legal issues such as sexual harassment and occupational safety, and setting up policy and programs for measuring performance, compensating, recognizing, and training employees. 

Instructors consist of a balance of cutting edge academic researchers (the I/O Doctoral Program at UGA was recently ranked #2 in the country in I/O research productivity) and talented, experience practitioners from around the Atlanta area.

Career Advancement

I-O Psychology has taken on an increasingly strategic dimension in the world of business and was recently identified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as being the #1 Fastest Growing Occupation through 2022 and as having one of the Top 10 highest paying salaries. Active understanding of HR best practices and highly developed leadership skills are prerequisites for senior HR roles. A master’s degree in I-O gives you valuable experience and tremendous credibility in managing today's complex organizations - and a proven ability for thinking about opportunities and challenges in different ways.

 

Campus Location: University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus, 2530 Sever Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30043