The M.A. program prepares students for either applied service-oriented positions or further study, usually in a doctoral program. Students entering the program will be expected to complete 39 hours of coursework, six hours of which will be the master’s thesis. The program involves full-time study; it is expected that the student will complete the program in approximately two years.
The curriculum in Industrial/Organizational Psychology provides training in both personnel psychology and organizational psychology. Most graduates work in human resources areas of employing organizations, although some M.A. graduates have pursued further study.
Industrial/Organizational MS Program Requirements (39 hours)
I/O Content Courses (12 hours)- Select either PSY 537 or PSY 736
- PSY 535 - Organizational Psychology (3)
- PSY 536 - Personnel Psychology (3)
- PSY 537 - Organizational Behavior Management (3)
- PSY 636 - Organizational Applications of Personnel Psychology (3)
- PSY 736 - Strategies for Interventions in Social Systems (3)
Research Courses (9 hours)- Select three of the following:
- PSY 510 - Principles of Psychological Measurement (3)
- PSY 611 - Research Design (3)
- PSY 612 - Applied Multiple Regression and Correlation (3)
- PSY 613 - Multivariate and Correlational Methods (3)
Experience-based Courses (3 hours) - Select one of the following:
- PSY 790 – Practicum I A: Professional Services 3 (spec)
- PSY 791 - Practicum I B: Professional Services 3 (spec)
Electives (9 hours)
- Psychology electives to be selected in consultation with the advisor.
Master Thesis (6 hours)