Master in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Admission Requirements

To apply for admission, please submit:  

  • An application for admission to graduate study.
  • Recommendations from three persons who can comment knowingly on your leadership qualities, communication skills, personal motivation, and capacity to succeed in graduate study. 
  • A statement of purpose (1,000 words) describing your personal and professional goals and how the completion of the graduate degree will enhance them. 
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended.
  • A current résumé documenting your work history. Please provide enough detail to document levels of responsibilities, areas of professional growth, and prior professional training experiences.
  • Students may apply to this program for the Fall Term only.

In addition, the program coordinator may request an interview with you.  

Students from outside the United States must also submit the following: 

  • An official course-by-course evaluation in English by a foreign credentials agency of all university transcripts (along with copies of the transcripts themselves). 
  • Proof of English proficiency, as evidenced by a minimum range of 520-537 on the paper-based and a range of 190-203 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Program-specific Admission Requirements
You will need to submit your scores on the GRE general test (taken within the past five years). The Elmhurst College GRE Code is 1204. You’ll also need to complete the following undergraduate prerequisite courses:    

  • General Psychology 
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods 

To get an application:

  • Apply online 
  • Download an application (pdf), complete it, and mail it to us 
  • Request an application by e-mail 
  • Call (630) 617-3300 
  • Write the School for Professional Studies, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296 
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