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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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Degree Requirements

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

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL 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. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

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  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

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.


University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

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The College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

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 M. Crawford

Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,

Contact number: 281-283-3587
Office: Bayou Suite 1125.10

Caroline M. Crawford Faculty Bio

Michelle Giles
Michelle Giles

Michelle Giles

Program Director and Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,

Contact number: 281-283-3516
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Michelle Giles Faculty Bio

Jana Willis
Jana Willis

Jana Willis

Department Chair and Professor of Literacy, Library Science, and Learning Technologies,

Contact number: 281-283-3568
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Jana Willis Faculty Bio