Solve Employee, Business and Societal Challenges through Psychology
Become an expert in the scientific study of workplace issues facing individuals, teams and organizations in the master’s in industrial and organizational psychology program at the University at Albany. Through a dynamic course sequence and research you will become proficient in psychological theories and methods to prepare you for a PhD program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and careers in business, government and consulting.
Throughout the program you will acquire specialized insight into human behaviors in the workplace. Strengthen your knowledge through practice with real projects while earning credit.
Program of Study
Your coursework will focus on how to enhance employee well-being and performance in organizational settings. You will learn how to scientifically implement and evaluate human resource systems, such as selection, training, and performance evaluation. In addition, you will ascertain how to evaluate and promote employee motivation, decision-making, work-life balance, diversity, and justice.
Core Content Courses (12 credits)
- Survey of Organizational Psychology
- Foundations of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Personnel Psychology
- Psychometric Theory and Research
Advanced I/O Psychology Seminars (12 credits)
Organizational Psychology Seminar
- Group Dynamics
- Work Motivation
- Occupational Health Psychology
- Workplace Diversity and Discrimination
Personnel Psychology seminar
- Training, Evaluation and Development in Organizations
- Performance Appraisal and Management
- Applied Statistics for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Research Methods in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Electives (6 credits)
- Master's Thesis
- Practicum in Organizational Research with Outmatch
- Core Psychology Courses
- Survey of Cognitive Psychology
- Survey of Development Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Management courses in the School of Business
- Advanced Coursework in Psychology
Written comprehensive examination
Internship, field experience, or study abroad component
For more information contact Program Director Sylvia Roch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will work with active faculty whose research interests span topics including organizational justice, work motivation, occupational health and productivity, work and family issues, performance appraisal/management, and group decision making.
UAlbany’s research facilities will give you access to laboratories designed to accommodate group and individual studies, as well as a large volunteer participant pool for experiments.
UAlbany's MA in I/O Psychology program has successfully placed students in a number of leading organizations including General Electric, the Internal Revenue Service, AMG Consulting Group, Mercer, Assess and Personnel Decisions Research Institutes.
Potential job titles include:
- Personnel Analyst
- Organizational Psychologist
- Talent Developer
- Research Consultant
- Human Resources Recruiter
Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.
- Students will demonstrate effective presentation skills.
- Students will be able to apply principles in the following areas:
(a) Personnel Psychology
(b) Organizational Psychology
- Students will demonstrate consulting skills.
- Students will be able to critically review research literature.