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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 (54 hours)   

  • PSYC 5800 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 7690 Professional Issues in I/O Psychology  
  • PSYC 7090 Organizational Development 
  • PSYC 8380 Employment Law and Personnel Practices 
  • PSYC 5500 Statistical Methods in Psychology 
  • PSYC 8000 Research Design and Analysis 
  • PSYC 7080 Group Dynamics 
  • PSYC 7050 Consulting in I/O Psychology 
  • PSYC 7961 I/O Psychology Practicum 1 
  • PSYC 8370 Human Factors Psychology 
  • PSYC 8110 Psychometrics  
  • PSYC 7610 Performance Appraisal 
  • PSYC 7600 Personnel Selection 
  • PSYC 8360 Human Resource Development 
  • PSYC 8350 Motivation  
  • PSYC 8100 Research Methods in I/O Psychology 
  • PSYC 7060 Consulting in I/O Psychology 2 
  • PSYC 7962 Practicum 2 

Guided Electives (6 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 5800

PSYC 5800 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 

 

3
PSYC 7690 Professional Issues in I/O Psychology  3
PSYC 7090 Organizational Development 3
PSYC 8380 Employment Law and Personnel Practices  3
2nd Year Cohort PSYC 8110

Psychometrics  

 

3
PSYC 7610 Performance Appraisal 3
PSYC 7600 Personnel Selection 3
PSYC N/A Graduate Elective 3
Spring Offerings
1st Year Cohort PSYC 5500

Statistical Methods in Psychology 

 

3
PSYC 8000 Research Design and Analysis  3
PSYC 7080 Group Dynamics 3
2nd Year Cohort PSYC 8360 Human Resource Development 3
PSYC 8350 Motivation 3
PSYC N/A Graduate Elective 3
Summer Offerings

1st Year Cohort

Psych 7050

Consulting in I/O Psychology 

 

Psych 7961 I/O Psychology Practicum 1
Psych 8370 Human Factors Psychology 
2nd Year Cohort Psych 8100

 

Research Methods in I/O Psychology 

 

Psych 7060 Consulting in I/O Psychology 2 
Psych 7962 Practicum 2
Total Hours: 60
Class times are work and family sensitive.
Classes are scheduled so that most semesters students need only come to campus two times per week.
Full time students can finish the program in 2 years.