About Us

Mission Statement

The graduate program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I/O) at the University of Houston is one of oldest, largest, and most respected programs in the country.

Since 1950, the UH I/O program has centered on the application of basic psychological research and theory with the goal of advancing science and practice in the field of I/O.

The program’s objective is to prepare students for careers as active contributors to the psychology of work. This objective is accomplished through academic research, coursework, and applied collaborative research.

IOOB Conference

The University of Houston has been selected to host the 31st Annual IOOB Conference, with the theme: Thriving in an Ever-changing Economy: The Role of I/O and OB. The conference is March 12-14, 2010. More information can be found at the UH IOOB Conference 2010 website.


Here, students become involved with faculty research efforts as well as initiate additional independent research projects. Arrow Learn more


The curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in I/O psychology, statistics, research methodology, and general psychology. This is the place where both theory and application are emphasized. Arrow Learn more

Opportunities for Collaborative Applied Research

Graduate students gain applied research experience through projects with different organizations such as ExxonMobil, U.S. Navy, City of Houston, Houston Transtar, Saudi Aramco, and local consulting firms. Applied research projects are supervised by UH faculty in conjunction with the organization.