Master of Arts in Organisational Psychology

The Master of Arts in Organisational Psychology takes place over a single year period (full-time, no part-time option is offered), and aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge of advanced theoretical issues in applied psychology within an organisational context, together with the development of advanced analytical and reasoning skills.

Students are required to complete four compulsory modules:

  • Multivariate Research Design and Analysis
  • Advanced Organisational Theory
  • Engineering Psychology
  • Workplace Counselling

In addition, students have to complete a Research Report in a suitable area.

Persons who hold a Masters in Organisational Psychology are eligible for registration in the category Organisational Psychology with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, provided that they complete a suitable internship approved by the Professional Board of Psychology.

Applicants for the programme are selected at the discretion of a Selection Panel, consisting of staff from the Department of Psychology. Acceptance is provisional upon several criteria, including acceptable academic performance in an Organisational Honours degree.


Application closing date (for study in 2016): 30 September 2015

Please submit your University Postgraduate Admission Form online at the Student Enrolment Centre ( and your Department Course Application Form to the Department of Psychology. Be sure to enclose official university transcripts.

Incomplete or late Department Course Application Forms will not be accepted, nor applications sent to the Faculty.

Applications and referees’ reports should be sent to:

MA Organisational Psychology
Department of Psychology
School of Human and Community Development
Private Bag 3
Wits 2050

Mark the envelope “MA Org Application”

Click here to download the MA Organisational Psychology application form

Click here to download the MA Organisational Psychology information booklet

Click here to download the MA Organisational Psychology referee report