Academic Catalog

Industrial and Organizational Psychology (M.A.)

This program is designed for students interested in pursuing advanced training in applied workplace psychology. This includes:

  1. job analysis and the development and validation of personnel selection and performance appraisal systems,
  2. the implementation and evaluation of employee and management training and development programs,
  3. enhancing employee motivation and morale, and
  4.  related activities that employ psychological principles and practices to increase organizational effectiveness.

Unlike the Master of Arts with a major in Psychology, this program is NOT a transitional program leading to doctoral degree candidacy.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Admission is offered for the fall semester only. The application deadline is May 1 for domestic students, and April 1 for international students. To be considered for admission, an applicant’s background should include a minimum undergraduate upper division cumulative grade point average of 3.00, a course in introductory psychology, and a course in statistics (grade of ‘B’ or better). To obtain more information about this program, contact the Department of Psychology.


The Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is offered only as a Plan C option: thirty credits of coursework with no thesis or essay.

Required Courses

PSY 6500Advanced Psychological Statistics3
PSY 6510Organization Theory3
PSY 6520Organizational Behavior3
PSY 6535Psychometric Theory3
PSY 6550Training and Employee Development3
PSY 6570Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
PSY 7745Job Analysis and Performance Criteria3
PSY 7750Organizational Staffing3
PSY 7770Testing in the Workplace3
PSY 7790Capstone Course3
Total Credits30
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