IOHRM logo: The People Side of Business, The Business Side of Psychology

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management Program is an Interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree, offered by the Departments of Psychology and Management, to prepare professionals for work in business, industry, and government. As part of the only cross-disciplinary master's degree program in the nation, students have the unique opportunity to leverage the application of I-O Psychology to business.

Designed to equip students with specialized training in human resource management, program emphasis is placed on developing knowledge of theories, methods, and research findings derived from the behavioral sciences. The program also emphasizes the acquisition of skills in the application of this knowledge to such organizational activities as selection, placement, and motivation of employees; training and development; performance appraisal; and development and change of organizations.

National Recognition

In the most recent rankings of I-O graduate programs, the IOHRM program was rated highly by multiple independent research teams:

  • First for overall student satisfaction, first for resources provided to students, and second for program culture (Acikgoz et al., 2018)

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The IOHRM program adheres to SIOP's (Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology) guidelines for Master's level training in I-O Psychology. IOHRM students are members of both the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Business and take classes in both the Departments of Psychology and Management.

News

Dr. Yalçın Açıkgöz Provides Expertise in WalletHub Remote Work Article

Dr. Yalçın Açıkgöz recently provided his expertise on remote work to WalletHub’s “Best States for Working From Home” article. He provided t...

IOHRM Students Offer HR Advice for the COVID-19 Crisis

It is becoming routine for employees and students to say “these are unprecedented times,” but they truly are. Many classes at Appalachian State Un...

Class of 2020 Passes comprehensive Exams and Thesis Defenses

Every year, the IOHRM program tests its potential graduates with comprehensive exams. For one hour, three faculty members ask the students comprehensi...

Eye on IOHRM Newsletters

Eye on IOHRM logoIntroduced in spring 2011, Eye on IOHRM is our department's bi-annual publication to keep program alumni and other stakeholders up-to-date about the IOHRM program. In each issue, we highlight the achievements of current and former students and faculty and let you know about new developments within the program. Below is our most current issue, or view additional newsletters!