Online Master of Arts in Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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Overview of the Online Master of Arts in Psychology

If you’re fascinated by what motivates people or you love trying to understand human relationships, the fully online Master of Arts in Psychology can help you cultivate a life abundant with meaning and purpose—and help other people build richer lives as well.

With specializations in Life Coaching and Positive Psychology and Industrial and Organizational Psychology, you’ll develop into a competent and ethical professional that approaches psychology through the lens of your faith. This program prepares you for work in a variety of professional settings, whether you have a limited background in psychology or you hold an undergraduate degree in the field. You’ll also be able to pursue and implement your personal research interests.

  • Fully online program
  • Complete your degree in approximately one year
  • Led by faculty with experience as professional counselors, life coaches, and psychologists to pastors, organizational leaders, and medical professionals

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You’ll Learn To…

  • Build your professional identity through acts of service
  • Understand mental health and well-being from traditional psychopathology and positive psychology perspectives
  • Promote human flourishing using the principles of positive psychology
  • Apply and integrate your faith in your career, including biblical and ethical principles

Career Options

  • You’ll be prepared for a variety of professional settings, including life coaching, government, business, non-profits, industrial organizational psychology, and ministry. Although this program is not intended to qualify you for independent practice as a licensed professional counselor or psychologist, it can help you clarify your interest in professional psychology and/or begin working toward doctoral studies.


30 Total
$499/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing


Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.


Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

10 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence. 



Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • A baccalaureate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), verified on official transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • The bachelor's degree may be in any field and there are no pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to starting the program.
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  • Two recommendations from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic and professional competencies. Recent college graduates should have at least one academic recommendation. Applicants who have been out of college more than three years should submit professional recommendations.
  • Applicants who have been out of college more than three years should submit professional recommendations.

  • Completion of the 30-credit-hour course of studies with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a minimum grade of "C" in all IWU graduate work. A grade of "C-" or below will require the course to be repeated.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.


The Master's in Psychology - I/O Psychology at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024