Methodist University Psychology students

Human Performance Psychology

Degree Type:
Bachelor’s Degree
Mode of Study:
On Campus, Online

The Psychology major’s concentration in Human Performance combines the related specialties of human factors and industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology. Human factors applies psychology to the design of systems, machines, and products so that people can use them more comfortably, safely, and effectively. I/O psychology applies psychology to improve the productivity and satisfaction of members of organizations (such as employees in manufacturing plants).

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with a Human Performance Psychology degree include behavior analyst, human resources manager, psychiatric technician, rehabilitation specialist, business administrator, case manager, and so much more. 

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with Human Performance Psychology degrees. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:

  • Human resources manager: $131,810
  • Business operations specialist: $76,280
  • Rehabilitation counselor: $40,850
  • Psychiatric technician: $34,160

Average Tuition Cost

The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.

Tuition cost for the MU Online program in Human Performance Psychology is $435 per credit, for a total of $53,940 for the program prior to transfer credits and financial aid being applied. Students who are Active Duty, Reservists, or National Guard have a discounted tuition rate of $250 per credit, for a total of $31,000 for the program.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Interested in Our Online Human Performance Psychology program?

You're interested in the MU Human Performance Psychology program, but are a working adult looking for the flexibility of an online program? Visit the Human Performance Psychology program on our MU Online microsite for more information on the program, careers, how to apply, tuition and aid, and much more!

Contact the On-Campus Program

Mark Kline, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for MU Online; Interim Head, Communication, Composition & Rhetoric Division; Professor of Psychology
Dr. Mark Kline

Contact the Online Program

Enrollment Counselor

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