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Organizational Psychology, MS

Earn an MS in Organizational Psychology at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll elevate your earning potential and distinguish yourself as a qualified and confident organizational psychologist in one of the fastest-growing occupations in America. You’ll expand your résumé through first-hand experience working with companies. We’ll help you build connections as you learn from faculty experienced in the field. In just a little over a year, you’ll graduate equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to help businesses and their employees flourish.

Program at a Glance

The School of Business and Management cultivates students' skills, faith, and character to become business leaders who inspire change.

Application Deadline

  • Students are admitted to and can start the MS in Organizational Psychology program in any of the six sessions during the academic year. The application deadline is approximately three weeks before the start of any session.

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Program Units
41

Cost per Unit
$680

Base Cost
$27,880*

Location

  • Azusa (Main Campus), Online
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Participate in experiential learning frameworks like Lego® Serious Play®. 
  • Learn to advise, coach, and build successful teams.
  • Integrate Christian values and beliefs as you explore ethics in the field.
  • Work firsthand with companies to immediately put learning into action.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
13 :1 Student-to-faculty Ratio

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Mark Gobrail: Listening to God’s Call

Mark Gobrail ’22 immigrated across the globe to pursue a MS in Organizational Psychology at a university that would both advance his career through a Christian lens.

Program Details

The Master of Science in Organizational Psychology degree program prepares students to become effective organizational consultants (either internal or external to an organization). At the intersection of business and psychology, our blended learning experiences combine theoretical grounding and practical application. 

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

Students are admitted to and can start the MS in Organizational Psychology program in any of the six sessions during the academic year. The application deadline is approximately three weeks before the start of any session.

Admission Requirements—Domestic Applicants

The university graduate and program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete.

Applicants must possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. (Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals who do not meet this criteria if competency can be shown.)

Applicants must submit:

  • Graduate application for admission
  • $45 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions leading to and awarding the applicant’s bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and all postbaccalaureate study


    An official transcript is one that Azusa Pacific University receives unopened in an envelope sealed by the former institution and that bears the official seal of the college or university. A cumulative minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average on the posted degree is required for regular admission status. Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals with a lower GPA if competency can be shown through multiple measures.
  • Application essay of 1-2 pages describing educational and professional goals
  • Résumé or statement of experience

Send official transcripts to:

Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
[email protected]

Interview and Writing Sample

Once the application materials have been received, potential candidates may be invited for a personal interview with a member of the Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology. This conversational meeting will allow us to further acknowledge your interests and goals in obtaining this degree.

What to Expect

After all admission materials have been received by the Student Services Center, the faculty or department chair reviews the applicant’s file. The applicant is notified in writing of the admission decision.

Admission Requirements—International Applicants

Azusa Pacific University is authorized under federal law by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of State to enroll nonimmigrant, alien undergraduate and graduate students. APU issues and administers both the I-20 and DS 2019 (F-1 and J-1 status documents respectively).

To apply for a graduate program at APU, the following requirements must be fulfilled in addition to meeting the domestic applicant and program-specific admission requirements specified above.

International applicants must also:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in English through a placement test with the Academic Success Center, or through a TOEFL/IELTS score that meets program-specific requirements. Refer to APU’s English proficiency requirements to learn more. Request that official test scores be sent to APU. All other forms of proof indicated in the English proficiency requirements must be submitted directly to International Services.
  • Provide a Graduate Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF) and a bank statement from within the last six months proving financial ability to pay for education costs through personal, family, or sponsor resources.
  • Submit a copy of a valid passport showing biographical data, including your name, country of citizenship, date of birth, and other legal information.
  • Get foreign transcripts evaluated. International credentials (transcripts, certificates, diplomas, and degrees) must be evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation agency. View our policy and a list of approved Foreign Transcript Evaluation Agencies.

Send official transcripts to:

Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
[email protected]

What to Expect

After all admission materials have been received by the Student Services Center, the faculty or department chair reviews the applicant’s file. The applicant is notified in writing of the admission decision.

Conditional Admission

No GMAT or GRE score is required for the MS in Organizational Psychology. Conditional admits (those who have less than a 3.0 undergraduate GPA) may need to complete prerequisite courses.

Many financial aid options are available to make your master’s in organizational psychology affordable.

Delivering high-quality graduate programs takes a comprehensive support system. Your investment in an advanced degree includes a complete network of student services and access to a community of faculty and staff who partner with you in your pursuit of higher education. Below is a detailed breakdown of the fees associated with benefits and services that may be included in your degree program.

School of Business and Management Fees

Tuition (per unit) and Fees
  Cost
Leadership, MA (per unit) $680
Master of Business Management (MBM, including online) $680
MBA (including online) $680
Organizational Psychology, MS (per unit) $680
Audit (per unit) half-price tuition

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Tuition and Fees
  Cost
Master of Professional Accountancy (per unit) $680
Master of Professional Accountancy Wiley Review Fee $1,085

View a complete list of university fees.

All stated financial information is subject to change. Contact the Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020 for more information.

Financial Aid

Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students. The resources range from federal loans and state grants to, for some graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships. For details about financial aid available for your program, please contact the Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

School of Business and Management Alumni Tuition Discounts

APU’s School of Business and Management offers an alumni tuition discount for APU alumni starting in the following graduate programs:

Students must be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress with a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0. Students must be enrolled at least half-time. If qualifications are met, the discount may be renewed each term. APU will pay $500 per term (up to $2,000 over the course of the program). This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid. Contact Student Financial Services for complete eligibility details.

Note: Award and eligibility are applicable for the 2022-23 academic year and apply to students admitted beginning fall 2020. The discount is subject to change.

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

If you have questions, we’re here to help! Connect with a representative who can walk you through the program details and application process.

Contact Your Admissions Representative

Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology

Phone

(626) 812-3085

Fax

(626) 815-2023

Mail

Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000

Hours

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Student Services Center

Contact (626) 812-3016 or [email protected], and visit apu.edu/ssc for details on the admissions process, financial aid, and class registration.

International Services

International students should contact +1-626-812-3055 or [email protected], and visit apu.edu/international/.

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Featured Faculty

David Dunaetz

David Dunaetz

Chair of Leadership, Organizational Psychology, and Public Administration; Professor

Wendi Dykes McGehee

Wendi Dykes McGehee

Interim Dean; Associate Professor

Ebenezer Puplampu

Ebenezer Puplampu

Senior Adjunct Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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Graduate Degrees That Boost Leadership Skills and Help Organizations Thrive

Want to help organizations succeed and strengthen your leadership skills? Learn more about APU’s Organizational Psychology program.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.
 
*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.
All stated financial information is subject to change. View Tuition tab above.

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