The industrial-organization psychology program at The University of Tulsa offers three funding opportunities for graduate students.
The newest option is the Presidential Assistantship. Intended for individuals who already have a master’s degree, the assistantship provides a $20,000 stipend each academic year in addition to full tuition for the duration of three years. Rather than working 20 hours a week in an administrative office on campus as a graduate assistant, Presidential Assistantship recipients are expected to spend that time working on their doctoral dissertation. Prospective students should indicate their desire to be considered for an assistantship in their application, which is located on the Graduate School admission page.
The graduate assistantship route is another option. This assistantship offers the same benefits, but students are required to split their time between teaching and lab research to fulfill their 20-hours-a-week requirement.
Students may also qualify to have 75% of their tuition covered if applicants are not interested in procuring assistantships. This allows students to gain part-time employment either on or off campus, potentially in an I-O psychology-related field.
With more than 95% of graduates attaining employment upon completion, the I-O psychology program is a smart investment for students. Even at the master’s level, graduates often procure high-paying successful careers in their field.