The coursework required for the Master’s and Doctoral Programs reflects a balance of classes in personnel psychology, organizational psychology, and research methodology.

The I/O Psychology Programs at Central Michigan University prepare students for careers as active contributors to the psychology of work. Students enrolled in the I/O Psychology graduate programs take core courses that focus on areas such as:

  • Job Analysis
  • Leadership
  • Personnel Selection
  • Organizational Development
  • Job Perf​ormance
  • Psychological Testing and Measurement
  • Work Motivation
  • Multivariate Statistics

Students also are expected to develop a background in more general theories of psychology that are related to the field of I/O Psychology. Foundation courses are required in areas such as advanced social psychology, group dynamics, or cognitive psychology. 

Special topics courses also are offered each year on more specific issues of interest to faculty and students. Recent topics have included legal issues in I/O Psychology, meta-analysis, organizational culture, personality in the workplace, and structural equations modeling.