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NOTE: The priority deadline for admission is April 1st. Applications received by this date each year will be given priority (applicants after the 1st will still be reviewed as space is available). Feel free to contact us now if you have questions or simply begin your application!

Please visit the Graduate School website for all admission requirements. 

Each student is required to complete 45 semester-hours for the Master of Science degree in I-O Psychology. These requirements include 6 credit hours of on-site practicum experience. Completion of a master’s thesis is optional but recommended for those preparing for doctoral study. Classes are also rotated each year, allowing part-time students to graduate while working full time.

Required Courses (36 hours)

  • PSYC 5800 Introduction to I/O Psychology
  • PSYC 7600 Personnel Selection 
  • PSYC 7610 Performance Appraisal       
  • PSYC 7690 Professional Issues in I-O Psychology  
  • PSYC 7670 Social Psychology 
  • PSYC 8000 Research Design and Analysis                    
  • PSYC 8350 Psychology of Motivation     
  • PSYC 8360 Human Resource Development          
  • PSYC 8370 Human Factors Psychology 
  • PSYC 8400 Psychometrics
  • PSYC 8400 Employment Law for Personnel Practices     
  • PSYC 7961 I/O Psychology Practicum I 
  • PSYC 7962 I/O Psychology Practicum II    

Guided Electives (9 hours)

Students will select elective classes from various areas, such as Instructional Technology, Public Administration, Business Administration, and Psychology.

* If a student has taken Introduction to Industrial Organizational Psychology in undergraduate coursework, the required PSYC 5800 Introduction to Industrial Organizational Psychology will be replaced with 3 hours of guided electives.

I/O Course Rotation Grid

Prefix Number Name Credits
Fall Offerings
1st Year Cohort PSYC 7690 Professional Issues in I/O Psychology 3
PSYC 8000 Research Design and Analysis 3
PSYC 8380 EEO Law 3
PSYC 5800 I/O Psychology 3
2nd Year Cohort PSYC 7610 Peformance Appraisal 3
PSYC 8350 Motivation 3
PSYC N/A Graduate Elective 3
PSYC 7961 I-O Psychology Practicum I 3
Spring Offerings
1st Year Cohort PSYC 7670 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 7600 Personnel Selection 3
PSYC 8370 Human Factors 3
PSYC N/A Graduate Elective 3
2nd Year Cohort PSYC 8360 Human Resource Development 3
PSYC 7962 I-O Psychology Practicum II 3
PSYC N/A Graduate Elective 3
PSYC N/A Graduate Elective 3
Total Hours: 48
Class times are work and family sensitive.
Classes are scheduled so that most semester students need only come to campus two times per week.
Full time students can finish the program in 2 years.