The program offers rigorous courses as well as opportunities for practice and internships, giving students firsthand experience in the application of psychological knowledge to real challenges faced by organizations.

Students may also pursue a minor in quantitative methods and take classes from the College of Business or the School of Education and Human Development, among others.

Students typically graduate in four to six years.


  • Course Areas

    Our faculty offer courses in a variety of areas, including advanced seminars in personnel selection, leadership, organizational stress, psychology of human resource management, training and development, organizational consulting, organizational psychology, social psychology in organizations, and psychometrics, among others. Graduate-level courses rotate each semester and vary each year.

  • Course Requirements

    Students must complete 75 graduate-level credits. No more than 12 credits of coursework can be transferred from another institution or degree program within FIU (contingent on the approval of the I-O psychology faculty).

    • Departmental Core Credits: 9
    • Core I-O Course Credits: 21
    • Elective Credits: 9
    • Supervised Research Credits: 21
    • Dissertation Credits: 15

    Internships are encouraged but not required.

    For more information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Industrial-Organization Psychology Research

  • Research Areas

    We follow a scientist-practitioner model in training future I-O psychologists, applying research principles to solve practical issues and provide realistic solutions. Our program encourages and supports active participation across all phases of the research process. Full-time commitment to the program includes a strong emphasis on research during all academic semesters, including summer. Students are strongly encouraged to get involved in ongoing team research projects in collaboration with faculty and peers, starting their first year in the program.

    Popular areas of I-O graduate student research at FIU include selection, employee health and well-being, workplace diversity, job performance, leadership, occupational stress and personality. Graduate students have the opportunity to work with professors from the Department of Psychology and affiliated faculty from the College of Business. 

  • 2020 Publications

    * indicates student co-author

    Eaton, A. A., & McGlynn, C. (2020). The psychology of nonconsensual porn: Understanding and addressing a growing form of sexual violence. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

    *Ruvalcaba, Y., Stephens, D. P., Eaton, A. A., & *Boyd, B. (2020). Hispanic women’s perceptions of teenage sexting: Qualitative analyses using a sexual scripting framework. Culture, Health and Sexuality. doi:10.1080/13691058.2020.1767805

    Hackney, K., Daniels, S., Paustian-Underdahl, S., Perrewe, P., Mandeville, A., & Eaton, A. A.(2020). Examining the effects of perceived pregnancy discrimination on mother and baby health. Journal of Applied Psychology. doi:10.1037/apl0000788

    Eaton, A. A., & Stephens, D. (2020). Reproductive justice: Moving the margins to the center in social issues research. Journal of Social Issues. doi:10.1111/josi.12384

    Stephens, D., & Eaton, A. A. (2020). Cultural factors in young adult Indian women’s beliefs about disclosing domestic violence victimization. Journal of Social Issues. doi:10.1111/josi.12385

    Saunders, J. F., Eaton, A. A., & *Aguilar, S. (2020). From self(ie)-objectification to self-empowerment: The meaning of selfies on social media in eating disorder recovery. Computers in Human Behavior.

    Eaton, A. A., Noori, S., Bonomi, A., Stephens, D., & Gillum, T. (2020). Nonconsensual porn as a form of intimate partner violence: Using the Power and Control Wheel to understand nonconsensual porn perpetration in intimate relationships. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. doi:10.1177/1524838020906533

    Thompson, A., Bruk-Lee, V. (2020) Employee happiness: Why we should care. Applied Research Quality Life,  

  • 2019 Publications

    * indicates student co-author

    Heron, L. & Bruk-Lee., V. (2019) When Empowered Nurses are Under Stress: Understanding the Impact on Attitudes and Behaviors. Stress and Health, 36, 147-159.

    Thompson, A., & Bruk-Lee, V. (2019). Naturally! Examining nature’s role in workplace strain reduction. Occupational Health Science, 3, 23-43.

    Eaton, A. A., Saunders, J., *Jacobson, R., & West, K. (2019). How gender and race stereotypes impact the advancement of scholars in STEM: Professors’ biased evaluations of physics and biology post-doctoral candidates. Sex Roles. doi:10.1007/s11199-019-01052-w

    Paustian-Underdahl, S., Eaton, A. A., Mandeville, A., & Little, L. (2019). Pushed out or opting out? Integrating perspectives on gender differences in withdrawal attitudes during pregnancy. Journal of Applied Psychology. doi:10.1037/apl0000394

    Harari, M.B., Naemi, B., & Viswesvaran, C., (2019). Is the validity of conscientiousness stable across time? Testing the role of trait bandwidth. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 92, 212-220.

    Beane, D. A., & Viswesvaran, C. (2019). Regulating Individual expressions of faith: A balancing act for organizations. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 12, 421-424.

     Saunders, J., Eaton, A. A., & Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. (2019). Body-, eating-, and exercise-related comparisons during eating disorder recovery and validation of the BEECOM-R. Psychology of Women Quarterly. doi:10.1177/0361684319851718

  • 2018 Publications

    * indicates student co-author

    Heron, L., Coseano, R., & Bruk-Lee, V. (2018). The indirect effect of justice perceptions on job satisfaction among hispanic employees. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Science, 40(4), 486–503.

    Manapragada, A., Bruk-Lee, V., Thompson, A., & Heron, L. (2018). When safety climate is not enough: Examining the moderating effects of psychosocial hazards on nurse safety performance. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75, 1207-1218 . 

    *Kallschmidt, A., & Eaton. A. A. (2018). Are lower social class origins stigmatized at work? A qualitative study of social class concealment and disclosure among White men employees who experienced upward mobility. Journal of Vocational Behavior. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2018.08.010

    *Barrantes, R., & Eaton, A. A. (2018). Sexual orientation and leadership suitability: How being a gay man affects perceptions of fit in gender-stereotyped positions. Sex Roles. doi:10.1007/s11199-018-0894-8

    Harari, M. B., Reaves, A. C., Beane, D. A., Laginess, A. J., & Viswesvaran, C. (2018). Personality and expatriate adjustment: A meta-analysis. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 91, 486-517. 

  • 2017 Publications

    * indicates student co-author

    *Jacobson, R., & Eaton, A. A. (2017). How organizational policies influence bystander likelihood of reporting moderate and severe sexual harassment at work. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal. doi:10.1007/s10672-017-9309-1

    *Lanz, J., & Bruk-Lee. V. (2017). Resilience as a moderator of the indirect effects of conflict and workload on job outcomes among nurses. Manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

    Barrantes, R., Eaton, A. A., Veldhuis, C., & Hughes, T. (2017). The role of minority stressors in lesbian relationship commitment and persistence over time. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.doi:10.1037/sgd0000221

    Jacobson, R., & Viswesvaran, C. (2017). A Reliability Generalization Study of the Political Skill Inventory. SAGE Open. 7. 215824401770671. 10.1177/2158244017706714.

    Harari, M. B., Manapragada, A., & Viswesvaran, C. (2017). Who thinks they’re a big fish in a small pond and why does it matter? A meta-analysis of perceived over-qualification. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 102, 28-47.

    Jacobson, R., & Viswesvaran, C. (2017). A Reliability Generalization Study of the Political Skill Inventory. Sage Open 04/2017; 7(2) 215824401770671.SAGE Open 04/2017; 7(2):215824401770671

    Mesmer-Magnus, J., Manapragada, A., Viswesvaran, C., & Allen, J. W. (2017). Trait mindfulness at work: A meta-analysis of the personal and professional correlates of trait mindfulness. Human Performance, 30, 79-98. DOI:10.1080/08959285.2017.1307842

    Beane, D., Ponnapalli, A. R., & Viswesvaran, C. (2017). Workplace religious displays and perceptions of organization attractiveness. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 29(2), 73-88. DOI: 10.1007/s10672-016-9286-9

  • 2016 Publications

    * indicates student co-author

    *Schantz, A. D., Bruk-Lee, V. (2016). Workplace social stressors, drug-alcohol-tobacco use, and coping strategies. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 31, 222-241. doi:10.1080/15555240.2016.1213638

    *Manapragada, A., & Bruk-Lee, V. (2016). Staying silent about safety issues: Conceptualizing and measuring safety silence motives. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 91, 144- 156. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2016.02.014

    Bruk-Lee, V., *Lanz, J., *Drew, E.N., Coughlin, C., Levine, P., Tuzinski, K., & Wrenn, K. (2016). Examining applicant reactions to different media types in character-based simulations for employee selection. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 24, 77-91. doi: 10.1111/ijsa.12132

    Harari, M. B., Reaves, A. C., & Viswesvaran, C. (2016). Creative and innovative performance: A meta-analysis of relationships with task, citizenship, and counterproductive performance dimensions. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 25(4), 495-511.

    Sanderson, K., Bruk-Lee., V., Viswesvaran, C., Gutierrez, S., & Kantrowitz, T. (2016). Investigating the Nomological Network of Multitasking Ability in a Field Sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 91, 52-57.

  • 2015 Publications

    Nixon, A.E., *Lanz, J., *Manapragada, A., Bruk-Lee, V., *Schantz, A., & *Rodriguez, J. (2015). Nurse safety: How is safety climate related to affect and attitude? Work & Stress, 29, 401-419. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2015.1076536

  • 2014 Publications

    * indicates student co-author 

    Eaton, A. A., & Matamala, A. (2014). The relationship between heteronormative beliefs and verbal sexual coercion in college students.Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43(7), 1443- 1457. doi:10.1007/s10508-014-0284-4

    Mesmer-Magnus, J., Viswesvaran, C., Bruk-Lee, V., *Sanderson, K., & Sinha, N. (2014). Personality correlates of preference for multitasking in the workplace. Journal of Organizational Psychology,14, 67-76.

    Mesmer-Magnus, J., Viswesvaran, C., Bruk-Lee, V., Sanderson, K., & Sinha, N. (2014). Personality correlates of preference for multitasking in the workplace. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 14(1), 67-76.

    Harari, M. B., Viswesvaran, C., & O'Rourke, R. (2014). Gender differences in work sample assessments: Not all tests are created equal. Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 30, 1-6.

    Harari, M. B., Viswesvaran, C., & O’Rourke, R. (2014). Gender differences in work sample assessments: Not all tests are created equal. Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 30(1), 29-34.

  • 2013 Publications

    * indicates student co-author

    Michel, J. S., Pace, V. L., Edun, A., Sawhney, E., & Thomas, J. (2013). Development and validation of an Explicit Aggressive Beliefs and Attitudes Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96(3), 327-338.

  • 2012 Publications

    Brutus, S. & Duniewicz, K. (2012). The many heels of Achilles: An analysis of self-reported limitations in leadership research. Leadership Quarterly. 23, 202-212.

    Newness, K. A., Steinert, J. K., & Viswesvaran, C. (2012). Effects of personality on social network disclosure: Do emotionally intelligent individuals post inappropriate content? Psychological Topics, 21, 1-14.

  • 2010 Publications

    Hackney, K., Daniels, S., Paustian-Underdahl, S., Perrewe, P., Mandeville, A., & Eaton, A. A. (accepted for publication). Examining the effects of perceived pregnancy discrimination on mother and baby health. Journal of Applied Psychology

    Brutus, S., Gill, H., & Duniewicz, K. (2010). State of science in industrial-organizational psychology: A review of self-reported limitations. Personnel Psychology, 63, 907-936.

    Rudolph, C. W., Michel, J. S., Harari, M. B., & Stout, T. (In Press). Perceived social support and work-family conflict: A comparison of Hispanic immigrants and non-immigrants. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal.