Master (MS) in Organizational Psychology

Deree Master in Organizational Psychology

Be a catalyst for thriving at work.

Applications are now open for Winter Term 2023

Classes start: January 9, 2024

University of South Florida
Program Overview

The MS in Organizational Psychology is a new and dynamic program that provides a unique bridge between the knowledge base and scientific methods of psychology and the practical skills required in order to investigate issues of critical relevance to individuals, organizations, and society. The program advocates the scientist-practitioner model in the application of psychology to critical contemporary issues, such as creating fair, inclusive and meaningful workplaces, where employees can thrive and employers can develop evidence-based and innovative human capital tools, practices and solutions.  

The curriculum provides in-depth knowledge of the main elements of the field, ranging from assessment and selection through to motivation and group work in organizations, health and wellbeing, career coaching, life-long and organizational development. Furthermore, the role of diversity and inclusion in modern organizations is examined with a special focus on identifying exclusionary practices and designing training programs. In addition, contemporary questions are addressed around the future of work and the technological transformations that alter the dynamics of jobs, workers and organizations, such as:

  • How does the use of new methods in employee selection, such as computer games and data science, affect the process of selection and candidate experience?
  • How can we ethically and without bias use artificial intelligence in people decisions?
  • How does the relationship between individuals and technology affect their wellbeing at work?

21st century work and organizations of all kind are evolving and changing more rapidly than ever. Understanding and managing those changes effectively is at the heart of Organizational Psychology.

  • Duration: One year (full-time) or up to three years (part-time).
  • Number of Courses: 12 courses (36 US credits)  
  • Attendance: Classes run Monday to Thursday, from 18:30 – 21:30. Fridays are reserved for make-up classes and other academic activities, such as master classes, workshops, lectures, talks, etc.
  • Admission points: New students are admitted at the start of the fall, winter and spring terms.

Unique Program Features

  • NECHE Accreditation
  • Innovative curriculum incorporating simulations, practical workshops and case-based projects
  • Unique orientation towards the future of work
  • Hands on practice
  • Experienced faculty who combine academic research, rigor and practical expertise.
  • Capstone option
  • Embedded Professional Certificate in Negotiations and Conflict Resolution from the University of South Florida

Program Structure

Required Courses 

  • Applying Psychology at Work
  • Analysis of Behavioral Data
  • Personality at Work
  • Psychological Assessment & Measurement
  • Human Behavior in Organizations
  • Selecting, Developing and Retaining Talent
  • Health & Wellbeing at Work
  • Learning, Training and Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion in Organizations
  • Ethics in Organizational Psychology
  • Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Skills Workshop
  • Coaching & Career Counseling

Thesis in Organizational Psychology
Capstone in Organizational Psychology

Program Level Competencies

Upon successful completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Illustrate critical understanding of the core theories, trends and empirical findings in organizational psychology
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of practices and interventions in organizational psychology, synthesizing research data, contextual information, and ethical and professional challenges
  • Critically evaluate a wide variety of evidence sources and interpret its implications for professional and ethical practice
  • Articulate problems using appropriate data and comprehensive psychological techniques
  • Design evidence-based practices and interventions at the individual, group and organizational levels, and assess their effectiveness
  • Formulate insights and communicate them effectively in written, oral or digital forms, in academic or organizational environments
  • Demonstrate advanced interpersonal and consultative skills to real-world problems
  • Examine research questions by developing relevant research designs, collecting suitable data and selecting and applying appropriate statistical techniques
  • Implement core ethical and sustainability principles underpinning professional practice

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Tuition & Scholarships


Tuition is payable on a course by course basis. The cost for the full program is 9,720€.

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Merit Scholarships

The School of Graduate & Professional Education offers scholarships covering a portion of the cost of tuition to all applicants who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance in their undergraduate studies.

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Financial Assistance

Since its founding in 1875, The American College of Greece (ACG) has provided assistance to students needing help in meeting their educational expenses, thereby enabling students with demonstrated ability and promise to access a quality education, regardless of their financial circumstances.

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All ACG alumni are entitled to a 10% tuition fee discount on top of any other scholarship of financial assistance program which may apply.

Corporate discount programs are also available to two or more employees from one organization who wish to study in our graduate programs.

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Student Profile

The program is ideal for psychology graduates and graduates with a social science background interested in studying the application of psychological principles in organizational settings and developing problem-solving skills related to human behavior in work environments.

The program attracts students from other backgrounds as well. Depending on their previous studies, applicants who do not hold a first degree in psychology may be asked to demonstrate competence and coursework in Introduction to Psychology, Research Design and Behavioral Statistics. Otherwise, applicants may be asked to complete courses of the Graduate Certificate in Psychology, which provides them with the basic foundations required to enter the program.

Current Student profile

Average Age: 28 years
Female: 77%
Male: 23%
Student Nationality: Domestic: 86%; International: 14%
First degree obtained from: Greek AEI (45%); ACG-Deree (25%); International University (30%)

Career Opportunities

The MS in Organizational Psychology will prepare you for a function in business, consultancy, training or research. Upon successful completion, the MS in Organizational Psychology, students will have many opportunities to build their career in any organization concerned with human capital in the workplace. Opportunities exist in all areas of business, industry, NGOs, consulting, public sector, health, and education.

Type of work can include:

  • Human resources and employee selection
  • People analytics and workforce insights
  • Training
  • Survey research and development
  • Evaluation and assessment / testing
  • Applied behavioral research
  • Management consulting
  • Organizational development and change
  • Performance appraisal
  • Executive coaching and career development
  • Conflict and negotiation
  • Quality of work life
  • Diversity and culture

Deree graduate students receive support from the Office of Career Services, which help them connect with the 50,000 ACG alumni around the globe, expand their professional network, and gain access to various job positions.


Admission Requirements

The minimum graduate admission requirements are:

1. A bachelor's degree in psychology or other social science* from an accredited institution with an average grade of B or better.

*Applicants with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than psychology have to demonstrate competence and coursework in Introduction to Psychology, Research Design and Behavioral Statistics. Courses on the above subjects are part of the curriculum of the Graduate Certificate in Psychology.

2. Motivation and maturity to undertake graduate-level study in Organizational Psychology to be determined by the personal statement and the interview.

3. Proficiency in the English language evidenced through one of the following: TOEFL, IELTS, or Proficiency. DEREE College graduates and graduates from other accredited English-speaking institutions are not required to submit evidence of Proficiency in the English language.

Credit Transfer:
Credit transfer from previously attended graduate degree programs of accredited institutions, may be allowed at a maximum limit of 9 credits and will be examined on an individual basis.

Note: The MS in Organizational Psychology program is eligible for Title IV federal aid.

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