Master of Science (M.S.) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology - SJU

Program Overview

The objective of the Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program at Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus, is to train you to integrate theory and practice in the area of industrial/organizational psychology and to contribute to the enhancement of human life in organizational contexts. The curriculum is designed to provide you with theoretical and practical training in the areas of selection and placement, training and development, performance measurement, organizational behavior, organization development, and quality of work life.   

Program Highlights

As a student in the Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program at Carlos Albizu University, you will be part of a University with a long history of prestige and success in the training of psychologists in Puerto Rico

Our program will provide you with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become a competent professional in dealing with human diversity, and with the various approaches that explain organizational processes and how these affect human behavior.

CAU’s Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program will also offer you the opportunity to learn the professional, ethical and legal standards of the discipline and the value of life-long learning.

As part of your training as a student in the Master of Science in  Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program, you will be placed in a variety of practicum sites that will allow for the integration of theory and practice and the development of practical competencies in the field. Practicum sites include: banks, hospitals, public agencies, consultation firms, hotels, and non-profit organizations, among others.

At Carlos Albizu University’s Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program, you will be trained by a highly committed, diverse faculty with expertise in the areas they teach. Our faculty members are academicians, as well as practitioners, that will bring to your classes their real life experiences in the field, thus enriching your learning experience while in the Program.

The Program has two full time faculty members recognized by their contributions to our discipline in Puerto Rico and who are also strongly committed to research: Dr. Miguel E. Martinez (Full Professor and Program Director) and Dr. José A. Pérez (Associate Professor). These faculty members participate in national and international meetings presenting the results of their research projects and also publish regularly in different peer review journals. 

As a graduate of Carlos Albizu University’s Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program you will be eligible for licensure in Puerto Rico.

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau Statistics, positions in the I/O field are expected to increase by 26% from 2008 to 2018, placing this career in high demand. As a graduate of our Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program, you will be able to pursue employment in public and private organizations in the following areas:

  • Human Resources
    • General Manager or Director
    • Employee Training and Development Coordinator
    • Employee Relations Manager
    • Compensation and Benefits Specialist
  • Government
    • Affirmative Action
    • Unions Relations
    • Research and Development
  • Research
    • Personnel Selection
    • Work Motivation
    • Talent Development
    • Organizational Change
    • Organizational Development
    • Test Construction
San Juan location
PO BOX 9023711 San Juan, PR 00902-3711 Tel: (787) 725-6500 Fax: (787) 721-7187
Miami location
2173 NW 99th Avenue Miami, Florida 33172 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
Centro Mayaguez
56 Calle José De Diego, Mayagüez, P.R. 0068 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission for Independent Education