The MS program in industrial/organizational psychology is designed for students whose interests lie in applying psychological principles to the work context. Students receive a comprehensive background in research methodology, personnel, and organizational psychology as well as related areas of psychology.

Courses in Specialization    (36 credits) 

Required Courses                 (18 credits)

PSY 9703

Design of Psychological Research3 credits


Applied Statistical Analysis3 credits

PSY 9796

Problems in Industrial Psychology I: Personnel Psychology3 credits

PSY 9797

Problems in Industrial Psychology II: Organizational Psychology3 credits

PSY 99301

Research Methodology (Thesis I)3 credits

PSY 99001

Research Methodology in Design of Psychological Research (Seminar I)3 credits

PSY 99302

Thesis (Thesis II)3 credits

PSY 99002

Research Seminar in Evaluation of Psychological Research (Seminar II)3 credits

Elective Courses                   (18 credits)

Students choose six electives in consultation with a graduate supervisor.  The following are examples of the type of elective courses offered:

PSY 9751

Leadership and Group Processes3 credits

PSY 9760

Psychometric Methods credits

PSY 9786

Seminar in Contemporary Psychological Topics*3 credits


Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology3 credits

PSY 9800

Internship in Industrial/Organizational Psychology3 credits
  * Students may take PSY 9786 more than once if the topic is different.