Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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I/O Psychology Graduate Students and Faculty (most of us) at the University of Waterloo.

There is nothing so practical as a good theory - Kurt Lewin

The Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology graduate program at the University of Waterloo is founded on the principle that effective practice depends on solid research. Our faculty and students work collaboratively to conduct cutting-edge research that contributes to the scientific literature, which in turn can serve as the basis for evidence-based application. Students also gain practical experience during their graduate training through their involvement in various applied projects.  We facilitate outstanding skill development toward whichever career path a student chooses.

Since its inception in the 1960s, our graduate program has produced an impressive list of outstanding researchers and practitioners. Our students have an excellent track record of obtaining research grant support and scholarships, and landing desirable jobs (see Grads - Where are they now?). Approximately half of our alumni obtain academic positions in departments of psychology or in schools of business, and the other half obtain positions in private or public sector industry in various consulting or staff roles in human resources management.

Go to Future Graduate Students for information regarding programs, funding and awards, application instructions, and admission requirements.