Instructional Design and Technology M.S. with Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization

Research Methods to Solve Problems in the Workplace and Improve Quality of Life

In businesses where employees are happy and healthy, quality of life and organizational infrastructure are strong. For those who are already professionals in the field of industrial psychology, a Master of Science from University of Houston-Clear Lake's Instructional Design and Technology Program with a Specialization in Industrial and Organizational Psychology will advance you on your path to become a leader in the analysis, design, development, and implementation of instruction, bridging cutting edge technologies with the latest learning methods research. You will study workplace productivity, management, and working styles and strategies for working with management to develop new policies, train and motivate your workforce, and increase your company’s efficiency.

Observe, Analyze, and Interpret Human Behavior in a Professional Environment

UHCL’s alumni with this degree work at schools, colleges, and universities as well as training departments of governmental and private agencies, including NASA. The Industrial/Organizational Psychology track provides you greater skills, knowledge, and insight related to the scientific study of human behavior in the workplace and its applications to psychological theories and principles to organizations. With the training and mentorship you will receive from committed, distinguished professors in this program, you will have the skills to work in corporations, small businesses, schools, hospitals, or anywhere that improved workforce performance and morale are prioritized.

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Former UHCL Students - January 5
  • Summer 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 18

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


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University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

Instructional Design and Technology M.S. with Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization Faculty

Caroline Crawford
 Caroline Crawford

Caroline Crawford

Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,

Contact number: 281-283-3587
Office: SSCB 3.203.13

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Michelle Giles
Michelle Giles

Michelle Giles

Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator of Instructional Design and Technology,

Contact number: 281-283-3516
Office: Student Services Building 3203.04

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Jana Willis
Jana Willis

Jana Willis

Department Chair of Literacy, Library and Learning Technologies and Professor of Instructional Design and Technology ,

Contact number: 281-283-3568
Office: SSCB 3203.1

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