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Industrial Psychology (Minor or Certificate)

Saint Louis University’s industrial psychology program prepares you for leadership, organizational development, training and human resources positions.

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Minor in Industrial Psychology

Combine this 24-credit hour program with another major, such as organizational studies, in pursuit of a bachelor's degree at SLU’s School for Professional Studies.

You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the behavior of individuals and groups within a variety of organizational contexts. You’ll also learn to apply psychology concepts to such areas as work stress, personal development, time management, career development, occupational health, motivation and training.

Industrial Psychology Certificate

If you've already obtained a bachelor's degree or higher, or if you meet the prerequisites, SLU offers a stand-alone certificate in industrial psychology that can be completed entirely online.

For well-qualified students who already have a bachelor’s degree, SLU also offers a separate industrial-organizational psychology Ph.D. program which can be entered as a master’s student through the College of Arts and Sciences. Gainful Employment Disclosure

  • CIS 2850: Principles of Data Analysis
  • PSYK 1010: General Psychology
  • PSYK 3330: Applied Personality
  • PSYK 3340: Applied Social Psychology
  • PSYK 4250: Motivation and Self-Management
  • PSYK 4450: Personal and Career Development
  • PSYK 4760: Training and Development
  • PSYK 4770: Occupational Health and Stress

Graduates of SLU’s industrial psychology program are prepared for careers in policy planning, employee screening, training and development, organizational development analysis, and intervention.

Tuition and Fees

$640/ Credit Hour

$25.00 Technology Fee

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Applicant Criteria

Students interested in studying industrial psychology at SLU must apply directly to the School for Professional Studies. Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply for admission at least one month before the beginning of the term in which they wish to enroll.

To be eligible for admission, School for Professional Studies students must be at least 22 years old (exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis). Students must have a high school diploma or a GED composite score of at least 2250, and have at least three years of work experience or the equivalent. Students must also successfully complete an admission meeting with a SPS admissions counselor.

Distance Learning

Online Courses

SLU’s certificate in industrial psychology can be completed entirely online.