The faculty trains students in the application of psychological principles and approaches to solve a wide variety of human problems in organizational settings. Through course work and field placements, students appreciate the importance of designing work environments and behavioral systems that maximize employee effectiveness, satisfaction, and well-being. Program graduates are prepared for positions in the public and private sectors, or to seek more advanced training.

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Program graduates will collect, summarize, analyze, and interpret data utilizing univariate and multivariate statistical procedures.
  2. Program graduates will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, research, and theories appropriate to the M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology by developing written responses to program questions.
  3. Program graduates will develop, administer, and evaluate tests and assessment techniques as related to personnel and organizational issues.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Candidates will successfully develop data analyses in several courses, including research design, to be assessed by faculty members.
  2. Candidates will successfully develop a portfolio that requires the application of the knowledge gained from a series of courses. The portfolio will be evaluated by a committee of faculty, using established criteria.
  3. Candidates will be assessed by their practicum and faculty supervisors on the assignments performed in their industrial/organizational practica.

Requirements for Master of Science Degree with a Concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Required Courses36
PSYC 5800Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
PSYC 7600Personnel Selection3
PSYC 7610Performance Appraisal3
PSYC 7690Professional Issues in I/O Psychology3
PSYC 7670Social Psychology3
PSYC 7961I/O Psychology Practicum I3
PSYC 7962I/O Psychology Practicum II3
PSYC 8000Research Design and Analysis3
PSYC 8350Psychology of Motivation3
PSYC 8360Human Resource Development3
PSYC 8370Human Factors Psychology3
PSYC 8380Employment Law and Personnel Practices3
Guided Electives9
Total hours required for the degree45