Cancel Forgot Password?

Department of Psychology College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Austin Peay State University

  • Clarksville, TN
  • Public
  • Suburban
  • 80%20%
    student ratio
  • 75
    total students
  • $7,500 | $20,800
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • August 5
    fall application deadline
  • 78%
    acceptance rate
  • 2 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered


Austin Peay State University's Master of Arts in I-O Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Austin Peay State University (APSU) offers a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The program trains students in performance management, staffing, training and development, and leadership and organizational change.

Industrial/Organizational (I-O) psychologists help organizations and businesses to hire and retain the best job candidates, improve worker skills, increase diversity, develop performance management systems, minimize absenteeism, and foster dedication and a team spirit. As a result, graduates of APSU's I-O psychology program are qualified to work as human resource analysts, psychometricians, organizational development managers, business consultants, and other related professions for industry or government.

The I-O Psychology Curriculum

The Master of Arts in I-O Psychology is a 34 semester-hour program that can be completed entirely online in two years or less. Courses prepare students to design, implement, and evaluate human resource interventions based on the Boulder, or Scientist-Practitioner Model. The program thus emphasizes the development of scientific and research skills that graduates can later apply to the workplace.

Graduate students complete 10 semester-hours of foundational courses in research methods and statistics, applied psychology, I-O psychology, and applied measurement in I-O psychology.

They then take 18 semester-hours of specialized I-O psychology courses in topics such as personnel and organizational psychology, training and development, performance management, and personnel assessment and selection.

Graduate students can each choose either the research project or thesis track. Students who want to pursue doctoral degrees generally follow the thesis track. Students who complete the research project take an addition 3 semester-hour elective, which is frequently a practicum designed to provide students with supervised on-site work experience through which they can apply the competencies they have developed in the program.

The program was designed in accordance with the Society of Industrial Organization Psychology (SIOP) guidelines and is approved as an online degree by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

E-rate Tuition Reduction for Online Students

Because coursework is completed online, out-of-state students receive APSU's eRate, a significantly lower tuition rate that is roughly half the normal cost of out-of-state tuition, or about one and a half times in-state tuition. To be eligible for eRate, students must be classified as nonresidents of Tennessee and they must be enrolled exclusively in online courses.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Applicants must have completed 15 hours of credit in psychology or courses in management, sociology, public administration, or other related fields. Applicants who are admitted typically have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Related work experience may also be applied toward this requirement if approved by the program coordinator.

In addition, each student must submit his or her GRE scores, official transcripts from all colleges that he or she attended, three letters of recommendation, personal statement and military documents, if applicable.

Faculty of Researchers and Real World Practitioners

The faculty consists of both researchers and experienced I-O psychologists. Program coordinator, Professor Uma Iyer, began her career in the Regional Research Laboratory Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in Trivandrum, India, before moving into academia. She has received the Socrates Award for excellence in teaching.

Professor Charles Grah is a widely published researcher and writer in fields related to perceptual grouping and the impact of sex and age stereotyping and closed mindedness on achievement.

APSU -- One of the Fastest Growing Universities in Tennessee

Austin Peay State University is an accredited higher education institution located in Clarksville, Tennessee. The four-year, public, masters-level university serves approximately 11,000 students. In addition to its main campus in Clarksville, APSU also has three satellite campuses located in Fort Campbell to serve military personnel, in Dickson at the Renaissance Center, and in Springfield.

APSU competes in the 15 NCAA Division I sports, including baseball, volleyball, and men's and women's basketball.

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Austin Peay State University is one of the fastest growing universities in Tennessee.

Location & Contact

Department of Psychology

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Austin Peay State University

601 College Street
Clarksville, TN 37044
United States

Dr. Kevin Harris


Phone: 931-221-7232
Fax: 931-221-6267

Ms. June Lee

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 800-859-4723
Fax: 931-221-7641

Request More Info

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master of Arts (MA)
    • Counseling Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 33
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


78% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 46
    • Accepted 36
    • Acceptance Rate 78
    • Enrolled 24
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $25
    • Application Fee - International $25
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline August 5th Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5, and 3 letters of recommendation, bachelor's degree
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 500 paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$7,500
    • Out-of-state tuition *$20,800
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,284.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students75
    • Female Percentage80%
    • Male Percentage20%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students75
    • Part-time Percentage29%
    • Full-time Percentage71%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American11%
    • White / Caucasian77%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown0%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty12
    • Full-time Percentage92%
    • Part-time Percentage8%
    • Female Percentage67%
    • Male Percentage33%



Advanced Search Options

Search your needs below, and view information about the schools that meet those needs by clicking "Search."
Step 1: Select Subject Area(s)
Step 2: Select Program(s) that Interest You
Complete step 1 before selcting a major
Step 3: Select Location
Complete step 1 and 2 before selecting a location
Step 4: Select Degree Level

Forgot Your Password?

To reset your password, simply enter your email address in the field below and click the Reset Password button. You will receive an email with a link and instructions to reset your password.

Check your email.

Please check your email and click on the link provided in the message to reset your password.