Admissions: Domestic

Application Dates

The application deadline for Fall 2019 is May 15.

Admissions Requirements:

We have found that the most successful applicants to our program will have elements of the following profile:

Please note that the above are guidelines used by the Selection Committee and that reviews and final decisions are made at its discretion on a holistic basis taking into account the entire application.

Application Process:

Applications are only considered for the Fall semester. To apply, complete a Degree-Seeking UMBC Graduate School Application and use program name: Industrial & Organizational Psychology (MPS)

  1. Apply online
    • Submit your statement of goals as an attachment in the “Academic Goals and Research Interests” section
    • Insert names of references into “References” section (Note: we only require two. Put N/A in third line)
    • Submit Experience Form as an attachment in “Additional Admissions Documents” section
    • Complete residency information to be reviewed for in-state tuition rates
  2. Request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to be sent to UMBC Graduate School, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 or emailed to

Your application should include the following documents: (Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.)

Prior to writing this essay, we would recommend that you visit the website of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology at or Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington ( to better acquaint you with the subfields and functional job areas in which degreed professionals operate. This will also assist you in identifying interests and career goals within the field of I/O Psychology.

Mailing Instructions

All application documents should be mailed to:
UMBC Graduate School, MPS: I/O Psychology
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

If you require further assistance, please contact Office of Professional Programs or call 301-738-6081.

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