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Graduate Bulletin Homepage |College of Arts & Sciences |Graduate Program Curricula | Psychology Master of Arts Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program

Program Leading to the Master of Arts Degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

The Industrial & Organizational Psychology master’s program serves students who desire either predoctoral training or practitioner-oriented training and operates within the broader structure of the current doctoral program in I & O psychology. A minimum of 36 credits of approved coursework is required for the degree. Two tracks are offered to students: a thesis and non-thesis track. Students choosing the thesis option will write a master’s thesis that reports the results of a scholarly investigation of a phenomenon of importance to the field of I & O psychology. This option is targeted at those who anticipate further training at the doctoral level. Students in the non-thesis track will take internship credits or additional coursework instead of completing a thesis. The non-thesis option is targeted at those seeking a career in applied or organizational settings. All students will be required to complete satisfactorily a written comprehensive examination covering the field of I & O psychology. The exam will cover topics and issues that are of substantive relevance to all I & O psychologists, irrespective of their individual interests.

Program of Study (36 credits minimum)

  1. Statistical Methods and Research Methodology (6 credits, required): Psy 510 and Psy 511
  2. Core Content Courses ( 18 credits, required): Psy 641, Psy 751, Psy 752, Psy 753, Psy 754 and Psy 781
  3. Out of Area Electives (6 credits): Psy 603, Psy 604, or Psy 605
  4. Six (6) credits of Thesis (Psy 699), Supervised Internship (Psy 756), or Advanced Coursework (Psy 613, Psy 644, Psy 668, Psy 736 or Psy 780)
  5. Satisfactory completion of a written comprehensive examination

Last updated on 11/5/2008